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Juju Chang Joining Good Morning America

Posted on 08 December 2009 by Korean Beacon

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juju changBig news on the morning news shows as Juju Chang will be replacing Chris Cuomo on ABC’s “Good Morning America” as the newsreader. Juju Chang would become the first Korean-American to be in a prominent role in the morning news shows. She will be joining George Stephanapolous, Robin Roberts and weatherman Sam Champion as the new “GMA” team. That’s diversity people! Love it! So who is Juju Chang? Check out her bio from the ABC News website.

Juju Chang is a New York-based, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News’ “20/20,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” She also posts a weekly Web log called “JUJUJUGGLE” about work, motherhood and the madness of everyday living.

Chang recently won another Emmy for her breaking news coverage of California wildfires. She has previously won a prestigious Gracie award for a “20/20″ story on “Women and Science,” a profile of transgender neurobiologist Ben Barres. Her other stories include an hourlong look at the long-term impact of foreign adoptions through the eyes of one American family and an inspirational advocate who champions their cause.

Chang has also recently reported on the case of Hannah Overton, a mother who is spending life in prison for the salt-poisoning death of her foster son, Andrew Burd.

She has reported for Nightline about lead poisoning in toys and trinkets, the Heparin tainting scandal and the in vitro fertilization industry.

Chang has also won a Gracie for a story about judicial activism on PBS’ “Now,” and a Freddie for a series she hosted — also for PBS — called “The Art of Women’s Health.”

From 1999 to 2000, she anchored the early morning newscasts of ABC News’ “World News Now” and “World News This Morning.” From 1998 to 1999, Chang reported primarily for “World News Tonight,” covering such stories as the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya, Hurricane George and the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Chang was based in Washington, D.C., from 1996-97, where she covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and the 1996 presidential election for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate news service.

Prior to her assignment in Washington, she was a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1995-96, where she covered a variety of state and local issues.

Between 1991 and 1995, Chang served as a producer and off-air reporter for “World News Tonight.”

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BA in political science and communication. At Stanford, she was awarded the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize. She is married to Neal Shapiro and has three sons. She’s a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.



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