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- Ylan Q. Mui is primarily a political & financial reporter, currently based in Washington D.C.
- Born and raised in New Orleans, Ylan comes from a rich family heritage.
- Parents : Ylan’s father was a medical doctor who used to own 2 clinics. Needless to say, her family was doing well, able to pay off $10,000 a month with little financial concern.
- However, the family had to later persevere through familial separation on account of the 5 years Vietnam War.
- Right when they thought their days of struggle were over, the family was one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane wrecked their New Orleans home.
Know More About Ylan Mui Family :
- Ylan’s grandparents are not biologically her grandparents. They are an elderly couple from the US that hosted her father when he came to America to study at Tulane for the first time.
- When her mother & sister moved to America, the family lived close to them, and Ylan considers them family regardless of their blood. The grandparents are currently living in New Ulm, Texas, outside of Houston.
- Her father works at one clinic now & her mother used one of his rooms to give spa services. Ylan is a middle child, with an older sister & a younger brother.
- Ylan is married to her husband, Adam. She is a mother of 3 young children. After her youngest child’s birth, Adam took extended paternity leave while Ylan headed back to work.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Ylan went to St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s class of 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Later, she graduated college from Loyola University New Orleans (class of 2002), majoring in communications and minoring in biology and philosophy.
- She was well accomplished during her school years, becoming Vice President of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Washington D.C. chapter & a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program.
Washington Post – Salary & Career :
- When she first started her career, Ylan was a receptionist and obituary writer at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans before the Hurricane.
- Most of Dylan’s earlier work as a financial reporter has been for Washington Post, writing articles and reports, holding interviews with CEOs and public officials. She did this job for more than a decade.
- She left the Washington Post in January 2017 & started working for CNBC in February as the White House economic policy correspondent.
Main Stories Covered :
- While Ylan has covered national disasters such as “Hurricane Katrina” and the “BP oil spill,” she’s also covered matters including the Federal Reserve and the macroeconomy, subprime lending, consumer finance, and education, focusing mostly on how it affects middle-class citizens.
- Knowledgeable in financial literacy (which more than 70% of people today do not understand basic finances when tested) and reporting finances, she has interviewed top CEOs and public officials on how they are going to better improve the economy & releases articles on reducing unemployment.
Genuine Individual :
- Ylan is a compassionate and empathetic young woman, evidenced from when her interviewer mentioned that his parents were also in New Orleans during the Katrina devastation.
- Although he told her that their house was left standing, she impulsively asked him questions about his family’s well-being when the questions were supposed to be about her.
- Ylan tested COVID-positive in early 2020, but fortunately, she made a successful recovery. She describes the condition as ‘the sickest she has ever been.’ Her husband and children, too, showed symptoms.