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Juju  Chang

Juju Chang

Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News' Nightline

Biography

Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20. Read More >

Chang has also covered major breaking news for decades for ABC News, including Superstorm Sandy, the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing. She has traveled around the world to report on global issues including a three-country trip through Central Africa on the front lines against Boko Haram in the latest on #bringbackourgirls, and to Honduras for Femicide: the Untold War, an eye-opening look at rampant violence against women.

Chang has profiled newsmakers like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, former Vice President Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey as well as entertainers like Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Nicki Minaj and Bella Thorne. Her extensive feature reporting covers parenting dilemmas, digital addictions and social media moguls like Dude Perfect and Esther the Wonder Pig.

A former news anchor for Good Morning America, Chang joined ABC News as an entry level desk assistant in 1987 and rose to become a producer for World News Tonight. Her first on-air job was reporting for KGO-TV in San Francisco. After a year in Washington, D.C., covering the White House, Capitol Hill and the presidential election for NewsOne, she co-anchored the overnight show World News Now. Chang's work has been recognized with numerous awards including multiple Emmy's, Gracie's, a DuPont, a Murrow and Peabody awards. In 2017, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Front Page Awards.

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Northern California, Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.A. in political science and communication. She is married to WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro and together they have three sons. Chang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Covering Twin Pandemics: COVID’s Racial Divide & the Post-George Floyd Racial Reckoning

Chang spent months covering COVID-19 hot spots in the Bronx and Queens and across the country, exposing the racial disparities in the death toll during the pandemic. Once revealed, that disparity fueled much of the anger, protests and activism sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Chang raises issues of what it means to be a person of color, an ally and a journalist in the midst of these historic twin pandemics.

Affirmative Action: Exploring Issues of Academic Privilege & Equity

Why is the Asian American community split on the issue anti-affirmative action lawsuits at Harvard and Yale and other elite institutions? Are Asians being "discriminated against" by affirmative action or are they net beneficiaries? Chang explores these growing issues.

Unconscious Bias: Anti-Asian Bashing in the Age of COVID

In this keynote, Chang shares how seemingly harmless perceptions of Asian Americans as "foreigners" can be weaponized by racialized statements like "Chinese virus" or "Wuhan flu.” In addition, she investigates how within weeks of the outbreak and these types of incendiary statements, thousands of acts of racial abuse against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) were reported. She shares why we ALL have we all have unconscious bias, how to detect it and why it matters.

Shattering the “Model Minority” Myth

AAPI have the highest rates of poverty in New York but receive only 1.5% of overall city services. Chang shares how the misperceptions about Asian American success renders those severely in need of services in our community INVISIBLE.

Colorism & Uncomfortable Truths

Why do some hard working immigrants have long simmering tensions with some communities of color they serve? Chang looks into how colorism (favoring light skin) exists within the AAPI community and how to work against all these uncomfortable truths to get to a place of mutual respect and understanding.

Confidence Gap

Minorities, not just women, suffer from the “confidence gap.” Juju Chang outlines the sociological data which repeatedly shows that “sterotype threats” can cause women and minorities to underperform: from stereotypes about dumb jocks to the myth of Asian-Americans as model minorities and more. There is a persistent, subtle stero-typing which continues to impact women and minorities in the workplace and beyond. Chang teaches audiences how to combat this phenomenon and erase these stereotypes once and for all.

Diversity: The Juju Chang Story

Juju Chang shares her personal and inspiring journey from struggling immigrant to Emmy Award-winning network anchor. Chang’s belief as a journalist in the power of story-telling has shaped her perspective on the news she delivers today. Born in Seoul and raised in California, Chang’s personal experiences in the field covering wars, plane crashes, hurricanes, epidemics, addictions and national politics are all told with the personal backdrop of growing up a Korean immigrant in America.

Raising Multi-Cultural Kids in a Digital Age

Raising children from different backgrounds in a digital world may not be as difficult as it seems, according to television journalist Juju Chang. She shares with audiences her adventures in raising bi-racial, multi-cultural and interfaith kids. With three sons having both Buddhist and Jewish grandparents, Chang has learned through personal experience how to raise them to be responsible and safe on the internet. With collective wisdom having profiled the “Tiger Mom,” Real Housewives Moms, the blogger “Scary Mom,” the “Free-range” Mom and even to the Dad who wrote the Secrets of Happy Families, Chang offers insights to parents and others about the ever-changing digital age we live in today.