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JuJu Chang

The Womens Conference

How She Empowers Others

Juju Chang is the news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for “20/20” and “Nightline.” She also hosts “Moms Get Real,” a digital show for ABC News NOW aimed at cracking the façade of perfect mommyhood.

Chang has covered breaking news of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the deadly mine disaster in West Virginia. She received an Emmy Award for team coverage of the California wildfires. She won one of her two Gracies for a "20/20" story on gender equality in the sciences. Her hour long “20/20” reports include an in-depth look at the impact on foreign adoptions gone wrong; the struggles of people with Albinism globally, including the plight of Tanzanian albinos; and an intimate portrait of one family dealing with gender transition.

Chang’s award-winning investigative reports include the case of Hannah Overton, a young Texas mother of five, sentenced to life in prison for the salt-poisoning death of her foster son Andrew Burd. She has also examined the juvenile justice system through the case of 11-year-old accused killer Jordan Brown.

From 1999 to 2000, Chang anchored the early morning newscasts “World News Now” and “World News This Morning.”

Chang 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 George, and the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. She was based in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1997, where she covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and the 1996 presidential election for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate news service.

Prior to her assignment in Washington, Chang was a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, from 1995-96, where she covered a variety of state and local issues.

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 Cotrell 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.

To learn more about JuJu Chang, visit http://abcnews.go.com/gma/jujuchang