Weijia Jiang Biography
Weijia Jiang is a television reporter and Chinese American journalist. Since July 2018, she has been the Senior White House Correspondent for CBS News, based in Washington, D.C. Jiang asked President Donald Trump about the COVID-19 testing program in the United States, which has attracted worldwide attention and media, during a White House press briefing.
Weijia Jiang Age | Birthday
How old is Weijia? She is 39 years old as of 6 June 2022. She was born in 1983 in Xiamen, China. Jiang celebrates her birthday every 6th of June.
Weijia Jiang Education
Jiang earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in chemistry from the College of William & Mary in 2005. She worked at the student-run television station WMTV and attributes her curiosity to the institution. She graduated with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in 2006.
What ethnicity is Weijia Jiang? | Nationality
What ethnicity is Weijia? she belongs to a Chinese ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in Xiamen, China and she holds Chinese nationality.
Weijia Jiang Height | Measurements
Weijia stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters). However, details about her other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible.
Weijia Jiang Family | Parents
Jiang’s parents, Liya Wei and Huade “John” Jiang came to the United States when he was two years old. Her parents, who are now retired, ran Chinatown Restaurant in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where she grew up.
Weijia Jiang Husband | Married
Who is Jiang married to? She is happily married to Travis Luther Lowe, a Yelp executive and a supporter of Democratic Party candidates and causes, in Palm Springs, California. Frankie Mei, their daughter, was born in January 2019.
Weijia Jiang Wedding
The two married on March 17, 2018, the ceremony, which included a Chinese tea ceremony, was led by Jim Obergefell. Jiang and Lowe met while co-hosting a weekly campus television show in college.
Weijia Jiang Salary
He earns an annual salary of $290,000.
Weijia Jiang’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.
Weijia Jiang Memoir
Jiang is now working on a memoir titled “Other,” which will be released in Spring 2022 by Simon & Schuster’s One Signal Publishers. She’ll discuss her personal path, from her childhood in West Virginia to her work as the White House’s lone Chinese-American correspondent in newsrooms with little diversity. Through her narrative, she hopes to depict her lived experiences of difference and diversity as an Asian-American woman and a Chinese-American reporter growing up and working in the United States. Jiang defines “Other” as prejudice and hatred born by a lack of education and intolerance of difference, as well as her deep concerns about AAPI hate and its damaging impact on AAPI communities.
Weijia Jiang CBS News | Career
After completing with a degree in broadcast journalism, Jiang worked as a reporter for WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. From 2008 to 2012, she worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. From 2012 until 2015, Jiang worked for WCBS-TV in New York as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor, covering major stories such as the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, and Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, the spot news coverage of the Newtown Tragedy, which Jiang was a part of, won a regional Emmy award at the 34th News & Documentary Emmy Awards. In 2014, Jiang hosted the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Gala Dinner, which was attended by President Barack Obama, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio.
Jiang relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2015 to work for CBS News’ Newspath, a 24-hour news gathering program. As part of her employment, she has covered major political events such as the 2016 US presidential elections, former US First Lady Barbara Bush’s burial, and the congressional baseball shooting, as well as substantial reporting on both the Obama and Trump administrations. When Jiang was 13 years old, her eighth-grade teacher, Dianne Williams, urged her to pursue journalism. After collaborating on a handmade TV show for a competition held by the national student broadcast Channel One, Jiang won a two-week internship as a student anchor and reporter in Los Angeles. Jiang was a member of the video news crew at his high school.
Following her coverage of President Donald Trump’s G-7 Summit and the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance policy, Jiang was named CBS News White House reporter in 2018. Jiang has covered events such as Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s historic summit in Helsinki, the Mueller probe, the 2020 United States Presidential elections, and President Trump’s first and second impeachments. The Asian American Journalists Association is where Jiang belongs. During the Biden administration, she continues to cover the White House as a senior White House correspondent for CBS News.