Juju Chang Biography
Juju Chang is a well-known American television journalist who presently serves as the anchor of Nightline for ABC News, where she works. Earlier in her career, she worked for Nightline as a special correspondent and as a fill-in anchor. She also served as a news anchor for the morning news show Good Morning America on ABC News from the years 2009 to 2011.
Juju Chang Age
Chang was born on September 17, 1965, in Seoul, South Korea. He is 58 years old.
Juju Chang Height
Chang stands at an approximate height of 5ft 5in.
Juju Chang Family
Chang was raised in Sunnyvale, California, along with her sister, after her family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Chang was born in Seoul, South Korea; her parents, Okyong and Palki Chang, immigrated to the United States in 1969. Chang is the daughter of Okyong and Palki Chang.
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On December 2, 1995, Chang wed Neal Shapiro, who would later become her husband. Chang underwent a religious transformation at that time, becoming a Jew. Mason, who was born in 2000, Travis, who was born in 2003, and Jared complete the family (b. 2007). As a member of the founding board of the Korean American Community Fund and as an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chang is involved in the Asian-American community and contributes to its development.
The family has called the West Side of Manhattan home since they moved there in 2011. The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children held their annual Spring Luncheon in 2015, and Juju was a co-host for the event.
Juju Chang Nightline
On March 29, 2011, the president of ABC News, Ben Sherwood, announced that Chang would be leaving Good Morning America to pursue a post on Nightline that would require him to work full-time. She was promoted to the role of special correspondent as well as fill-in anchor.
Chang had previously served as the newsreader for Good Morning America for a period of fifteen months. In addition, she has been a contributor to the programs 20/20 and world News, all of which she will continue to work with. Chang took over as host of Nightline after Cynthia McFadden’s departure on March 27, 2014, when McFadden accepted a position with NBC News. Chang has been with the program since then.
Juju Chang Neal Shapiro
Neal Shapiro is the man who JuJu Chang, a correspondent for ABC News, married. On March 9, 1958, Shapiro was brought into the world. He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of WNET. In the past, he held the positions of President of NBC News and Executive Producer of Dateline NBC. In addition to this, he has worked for ABC News as a news producer for the past 13 years.
Juju Chang Education
Following the transformation of Marian A. Peterson High School into a middle school, Chang completed his high school education at Adrian C. Wilcox High School, where he graduated in 1983. Chang attended Marian A. Peterson High School for only one year. Chang had a high level of success in the pool at an early age and was ranked nationally.
In 1987, Chang received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and communications from Stanford University, where he also received honors for his studies. She was honored with the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Award while she was a student at Stanford.
Juju Chang ABC News
In 1984, Chang began his career in the media industry by taking a job as a desk assistant at ABC. In 1991, she also started working for World News Tonight as a producer and an off-air reporter, where she was responsible for producing live event footage and stories for the “American Agenda” program. During the period that Chang was posted in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, she was given off-air reporting tasks that included covering the 1991 Gulf War and the 1992 presidential election in the United States.
In 1995, Chang was honored with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for her work as a producer on a series about women’s health that was broadcast on World News Tonight. After some time, in 1995, she left World News Tonight to take a job as a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, which is an ABC affiliate that covers themes related to state and local news.
Chang went back to work for ABC News in 1996, this time as a correspondent for the ABC affiliate news service NewsOne in Washington, D.C., having spent the previous year working for KGO-TV in San Francisco. During his time at NewsOne, Chang reported on the White House, Capitol Hill, and the presidential election of 1996.
When she went back to work at World News Tonight in 1998, some of the stories she covered included Hurricane George, the anniversary of the nuclear tragedy at Chernobyl, and the bombings of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Her career as a news anchor began in 1999, when she anchored the early-morning newscasts of ABC News’ World News Now, an overnight news show, and World News This Morning, where she reported on national and international news. Since then, she has had a variety of reporting positions at ABC News.
In 2009, Juju gave several reports to the news program 20/20 on ABC, one of which was an article about the underground market in Tanzania for albino body parts.
Since making the switch to GMA Juju has kept up her regular contributions to 20/20’s newscast. She has reported on a wide variety of topics, such as the Heparin tainting case and the in vitro fertilization industry, on ABC’s Nightline, and she has also hosted the show’s feature, “Face-Off.”
Juju Chang Awards
Because of her outstanding work in television journalism, Juju has been honored with a number of accolades. She was honored with the Alfred I. Dupont Award in 1995 for a documentary series on women’s health that she created in collaboration with Peter Jennings. After being presented with the Dupont Award, Juju went on to win two Gracie Awards: the first was for a profile of Ben Barres, a transgender neurobiologist, which was broadcast on 20/20, and the second was for a report on judicial activism, which was broadcast on NOW, a newsmagazine broadcast on PBS.
The work that Juju has done for ABC has earned her three Emmy awards; one of these wins was given to her for the part she played as a correspondent during ABC’s live coverage of the California wildfires in 2008. In addition to this, she was presented with a Freddie award for health and medical media in recognition of her work as the host of the PBS series “The Art of Women’s Health.”
Juju Chang Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million – $5 million of which she might be getting a good salary since she is successful in her professions.