We are thrilled to honor Juju Chang at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards. A familiar face behind the news desk, Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and regularly reports for “Good Morning America” and “20/20″.
Chang has covered breaking news like the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy and global events and issues like the earthquake in Haiti and maternal and infant mortality in Mozambique. She received one of her two Emmys for team coverage of the California wildfires. She also won one of her two Gracies for a “20/20” story on gender equality for the sciences”.
A former news anchor for “Good Morning America,” Chang had previously anchored the early morning newscasts “World News Now” and “World News This Morning” in 2000. She 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. From 1996-97, Chang was based in Washington, DC, where she covered the White House, Capitol Hill and the 1996 Presidential election for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate service. Prior to her assignment in Washington, she was a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, from 1995-96.
Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in California, Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BA in political science and communication. At Stanford, she was awarded the Edwin Cottrell Political Science Prize.
Chang is married to Neal Shapiro and has three sons. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.
As a journalist, I believe in the power of storytelling: to shed light, to move people, to effect change…and I believe girls need to be able to take control of their stories and launch them into the world. Girls Write Now helps to harness that magic and make it happen.” — JUJU CHANG
It is with great pride that we honor Juju Chang and her work to elevate unheard stories.
You’re invited to the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards! Help us honor Juju Chang, and fellow honorees Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah and We Should All be Feminists) and Pamela Paul (Editor, The New York Times Book Review) with emcee Mariane Pearl (Journalist and Managing Editor, Chime for Change) at Three Sixty° Tribeca on May 19. Purchase your tickets and reserve your spot – we hope to see you there!