Juju Chang Biography
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is currently the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”. She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Previously, Chang worked as a special correspondent and a fill-in anchor for Nightline. In addition, he anchored ABC News’ morning news program Good Morning America from 2009-2011.
Juju Chang Age
Chang is 56 years old as of 2021. She was born on September 17, 1965, in Seoul, South Korea. However, she was raised in Sunnyvale, California. Chang celebrates her birthday on September 17the every year.
Juju Chang Education
Juju attended Marian A. Peterson High School for one year. He then transferred to Adrian C. Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1983. At a young age, Chang was a nationally ranked swimmer.
In 1987, Juju graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications. At the college, she was awarded the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize.
Juju Chang Career
Chang began working for ABC in 1984 as a desk assistant. In 1991, she became a producer and an off-air reporter for World News Tonight, producing live events coverage and stories for its “America Agenda” section. Her off-air reporting assignments included the 1991 Gulf War where she was based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the 1992 U.S. Presidential elections.
In the show World News Tonight, Juju produced a series on women’s health, a segment that won an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award in 1995. In the same year, she left World News Tonight to become a reporter for KGO-TV, an ABC affiliate in San Francisco, covering state and local news.
After working for a year at KGO-TV, Juju returned to ABC News in 1996, assuming the role of correspondent for the ABC affiliate news service NewsOne in Washington D.C. At the station, Chang covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and the 1996 presidential elections.
In 1998, She returned to World News Tonight where she covered notable stories such as Hurricane George, the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Her first news anchor role came in 1999 when she hosted the early-morning newscasts of ABC News’ World News Now, an overnight news program, and World News This Morning where she reported on national and international news.
She has further contributed reports to ABC newsmagazine 20/20, including a piece on Tanzania’s black market for albino body parts in 2009. In addition, she has continued contributing reports to 20/20 since moving to GMA. On ABC’s Nightline, Juju reported on a broad range of topics including the Heparin tainting case and the in vitro fertilization industry.
On December 14, 2009, Chang became the first Korean American in a prominent role on a U.S. morning news television show when she joined Good Morning America. She contributes news stories and segments for the morning show in addition to her role as a news anchor.
As the news anchor for Good Morning America, Juju reported on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. She further traveled to Haiti to cover the aftermath of the earthquake. Later on, Juju took part in the Housatonic Valley Sprint Triathlon on September 11, 2010, to raise money for UNICEF’s relief efforts in Haiti in collaboration with Good Morning America.
As the anchor of Good Morning America, Juju traveled to Seoul, South Korea where she interviewed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the relationship between North and South Korea following the sinking of a South Korean warship.
In 2011, Chang left the show Good Morning America and became a special correspondent and fill-in anchor. She spent 15 months as a newsreader for GMA and also a contributor to 20/20 and World News. On March 27, 2014, Juju was named a co-anchor of Nightline, replacing Cynthia McFadden who left ABC to join NBC News.
Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including multiple Emmys, Gracies, a DuPont, a Murrow, and Peabody awards. In 2017, Juju was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Front Page Awards.
Juju Chang Husband
Chang is married to Neal B. Shapiro, the president and CEO of WNET Since 1995. Shapiro also worked as the president of NBC News and the executive producer for Dateline NBC. Prior to this role, he worked as a news producer at ABC News for 13 years. The couple is blessed with three sons.
Juju Chang Sons | Children
Chang and Shapiro have three sons namely Jared Shapiro born in 2000, Travis Shapiro born in 2003, and Mason Shapiro born in 2007.
Juju Chang Family | Parents
Chang is the daughter of Okyong Chang and Palki Chang. Her family relocated to Sunnyvale, California, the United States of America where she grew up. It is not known whether she has any siblings.
Juju Chang Net Worth
Chang has a net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a journalist.