Juju Chang is an Emmy Award winning Korean -American television journalist born on September 17, 1965 in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, she is affiliated at ABC News and does the fill-in anchor for the ABC late-night news show, "Nightline." Prior to work on "Nightline," she was a news anchor for ABC's morning television news show, "Good Morning America" from 2009 to 2011.
Chang was born in Korea, however, after her family moved to the US in 1969, she spent her childhood in Sunnyvale, California.She graduated from Adrian C. Wilcox High School in 1983. During her young age, she used to compete in swimming for the national games. She joined Stanford University for her further study and completed her Bachelor's Degree of Arts with a major in political science and communications. Back then, she was also presented with the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize.
During the earlier days of her career, she was a desk assistant at ABC and it was in 1984 when she began her job. In 1991, she was appointed as a producer and off-air reporter for ABC's flagship daily evening television news show, "ABC World News," and covered the events for American Agenda segment. Further, she also reported the 1991 Gulf War followed by 1992 US Presidential election. In 1995, Chang was honored with an "Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award " for producing the series on women's health on "World News Tonight."
In 1995, she moved to KGO-TV (an ABC affiliate) and started covering the events of state and local issues. However, a year later,she again came back to her previous news channel, and became the correspondent of ABC for the news service "NewsOne" in Washington D.C. At NewsOne, she made a coverage of the White House, Capitol Hill and Presidential election 1996. In addition to that, she covered breaking stories including Hurricane Georged, bombings at US embssies in Kenya and Tanzania and more on "World News Tonight."
In December, 2009, after joining the ABC's "Good Morning America," she became a first Korean-American to anchor the "Good Morning America." On " Good Morning America," she delivered major events and news including Haiti earthquake,and had travelled to Haiti to report the aftermath of the catastrophic disaster. She also contributed by taking part in Housatonic Valley in September 2010, to raise the fund for UNICEF's to conduct the humanitarian efforts for the victims of Haiti earthquake with the collaboration of her show,"Good Morning America."
As an anchor, she travelled to Seoul, South Korea and interviewed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. In 2011, Chang left "Good morning America" and joined ABC's late -night newscast, "Nightline." Apart from her work at ABC, she has also appeared on PBS for number of occasions to host several series. Hyunju Chang is a notable female journlist in American news television.
She has won numerous awards during her career including "Gracie Awards," three "Emmy awards," and "Freddie award."As far as her personal life is concern,she is married to Neal Shapiro on December 2, 1995. Her husband is the president of PBS station and is the chief executive of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
The couple is blessed with three children. The couple seems to be really going well and living a wonderful life along with their kids. Chang is an active member and founder fo the Korean American Community Foundation and member for the Council of Foreign Relations.