CBS News Names New White House Correspondent
CBS News has named Weijia Jiang as their new White House Correspondent. She made her debut in her new role Monday night during the network’s coverage of the president’s Supreme Court announcement. Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television news gathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. During that time, she reported on both the Barack Obama and Trump administrations. During a press gaggle on the White House Lawn in June, Donald Trump called Jiang "obnoxious" and told her to be "quiet" multiple times for asking follow-up questions about North Korean nuclear disarmament. Before coming to CBS News, Jiang was a General Assignment Reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. Previously, Jiang worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, MD where she was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award and an Associated Press award for feature reporting. The 2005 graduate of William and Mary went on to earn her Master’s in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in 2006, while simultaneously working for WBRE-TV in Scranton, PA as a DC-based reporter. She began her career at the age of 13 as a student reporter and anchor for ChannelOne News in Los Angeles. Born in Xiamen, China, she was raised in West Virginia, where she immigrated with her parents when she was two years old. “I am honored and excited to fill this role for CBS News,” Jiang added. “It comes with a great responsibility that I am reminded of daily, as news out of Washington continues to break at an exceptional pace.” More here.