Juju Chang Biography
Juju Chang is an American anchor working for ABC News as a Co-anchor of Nightline. She joined the ABC news team in 1998 after working for Good Morning America as a News Anchor.
Juju Chang Education
Chang spent a year as a student at Marian A. Peterson High School before transferring to Adrian C. Wilcox High School in 1983, which was then transformed into a middle school. Chang was a nationally recognized swimmer when she was little. In 1987, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communications with honors from Stanford University. She received the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize from Stanford.
Juju Chang Career
Chang started as a desk assistant for ABC in 1984. She started working for ABC World News Tonight as an off-air reporter and producer in 1991, covering live events and writing pieces for the show’s “American Agenda” section. Juju covered both the 1992 U.S. presidential election and the 1991 Gulf War while stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for her off-air reporting responsibilities. She produced a women’s health series for World News Tonight that was honored with the 1995 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award. In 1995, she departed from World News Tonight to work as a reporter covering state and local news for San Francisco’s KGO-TV, an ABC affiliate.
Chang rejoined ABC News in 1996 after a year at KGO-TV, this time as a correspondent for the ABC affiliate news service NewsOne in Washington, D.C. She covered the 1996 presidential election, Capitol Hill, and the White House for NewsOne. Going Back to World News She covered stories on Hurricane George, the anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear accident, and the bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya tonight in 1998. In 1999, she landed her first news anchoring job as the host of ABC News’ World News Now, an overnight news program, and World News This Morning, a national and international news reportage show, during the early morning hours.
Chang has written numerous articles for ABC’s news magazine 20/20, including one in 2009 about the illegal trade in albino body parts in Tanzania. Since going to GMA, she has continued to produce reports on important news events. She has also been a host on ABC’s Nightline, where she has covered various stories, including the Heparin tainting case and the in vitro fertilization sector, in addition to reporting on a wide range of themes. When Chang joined Good Morning America on December 14, 2009, she became the first Korean American in a major role on a morning news program in the United States. She serves as the news anchor and also contributes news pieces and stories to the program.
As Good Morning America’s news anchor, Chang covered the January 2010 Haitian earthquake. She went to Haiti to report on the fallout from the natural disaster, speaking with residents and tracking down a friend’s family who was born there. Later, on September 11, 2010, she participated in the Housatonic Valley Sprint Triathlon in support of UNICEF’s relief efforts in Haiti, which were coordinated with Good Morning America. Chang visited Seoul, South Korea, for a series of reports that were broadcast on Good Morning America on June 25, 2010. She spoke with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak about the ties between North and South Korea after a South Korean vessel was sunk during her visit to the country.
Juju conducted an interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters in September 2011. ABC News President Ben Sherwood revealed on March 29, 2011, that Chang would be leaving Good Morning America to pursue a full-time position on Nightline. Chang was promoted to fill-in anchor and special correspondent. She has been a newsreader for GMA for the last fifteen months. She has also contributed to World News and 20/20, two shows she will still work with.
Chang took over as co-anchor of Nightline on March 27, 2014, after Cynthia McFadden departed ABC to go for NBC News. Chang has presented a PBS series in addition to her work at ABC. She hosted The Art of Women’s Health, a seven-part television series, in 1999. In addition to hosting the interactive web series Moms Get Real for ABC News NOW, which strives to depict the reality of contemporary parenthood, she also made a brief appearance in episode 19 of the second season of the popular ABC primetime drama Revenge.
Juju Chang Salary
Chang earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Juju Chang Net Worth
Chang has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a news anchor.
Juju Chang Age
Chang was born on September 17, 1965, in Seoul, South Korea. She is 58 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 17th of September every year.
Juju Chang Height and Weight
Chang stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.67m) and weighs 58 kgs (127 lbs).
Juju Chang Family
Okyong and Palki Chang are Juju’s parents who gave birth to her in Seoul, the Third Republic of Korea. She was raised in Sunnyvale, California, in 1969 where her family immigrated to.
Juju Chang Husband and Children
Chang married News Executive Neal Shapiro on December 2, 1995, and the couple is blessed with three sons Jared (born 2000), Travis (2003), and Mason (2007).
Juju Chang Pregnant
There is no information suggesting that Chang is pregnant as of now. However, information will be updated when available.
Juju Chang Social Media Platform
Chang is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 54.7k followers on Twitter 33.5k followers on Instagram, and 1.9k followers on Facebook.