ABC’s Juju Chang tapped as 2015 Chamberlin Lecturer

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The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication has announced ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor and Emmy Award winner Juju Chang as the 2015 Chamberlin Lecturer.

The 2015 Chamberlin Lecture will be held in the Iowa State University Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. and will focus on the 2016 Presidential Caucuses and the potential candidates for the 2016 Presidential election. ISU President Steven Leath will provide opening remarks, and Dr. Leath’s leadership class also will be in attendance, as will Greenlee alumni and friends and majors in advertising, journalism and public relations.

The event is open to the public and typically draws attendees from Ames, Des Moines and central Iowa.

Chang is a former news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and previously anchored the early morning newscasts “World News Now” and “World News This Morning." While based in Washington, D.C., from 1996–1998 Chang covered the 1996 presidential election, the White House and Capitol Hill for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate service.

"As the former host of ABC’s Good Morning America, Mrs. Chang was the first Korean-American to enjoy such a prominent role on the national media stage," said Greenlee School Director Michael Bugeja.

Chang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in California, after her family immigrated to the United States. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.A. in political science and communication. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.