Juju Chang is the featured guest for the 2015 Chamberlin Lecture in Journalism. Chang is an Emmy award-winning coanchor for the ABC’s Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20.
Chang has covered global events and issues like the earthquake in Haiti and maternal and infant mortality in Mozambique. Domestically, she has covered breaking news from Superstorm Sandy to the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. She received one of her two Emmys for team coverage of the California wildfires, and won one of her two Gracies for a 20/20 story on gender equality in the sciences. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in California, she graduated with honors from Stanford University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
A former news anchor for Good Morning America, Juju Chang began her career at ABC News as a desk assistant and eventually became a producer at World News Tonight. She rose to become a correspondent covering such stories as the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya, Hurricane Georges and the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Chang’s many hour-long Nightline reports include the story of murdered 8th grader Larry King, which examined the issues of anti-gay bullying and juvenile justice. She also anchored hours for Primetime: Nightline on Twin-tuition; on “extra-ordinary family” the Bates of Tennessee who have 18 biological kids; and on Mommywood, which featured interviews with celebrity moms Denise Richards and Tori Spelling.
Chang’s hour-long 20/20 reports include an in-depth look at the impact on foreign adoptions gone wrong; the struggles of people with Albinism; and an intimate portrait of one family dealing with gender transition.
Juju Chang: "The Presidential Campaign: A Search for Meaning" 2015 Chamberlin Lecture in Journalism Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 8-9:30 p.m. Great Hall, Memorial Union
Chamberlin Lecture Fund Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)