John Yang has been a correspondent for the PBS NewsHour since February, 2016. He served as White House Correspondent for the first year of the Trump Administration, before heading back onto the road.
Yang previously was a Chicago-based correspondent for NBC News, reporting for “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “Today,” and MSNBC. Yang was part of an NBC team that reported on “In Plain Sight: Poverty in America,” a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award recipient, and his reporting in April 2011 on tornado devastation in Alabama was included in an “NBC Nightly News” broadcast that received an Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast."
Prior to joining NBC, Yang worked for ABC News, based in Washington, where he was weekend White House correspondent, and in Jerusalem, where he served as Middle East correspondent.
He has been part of teams that have been honored with an Emmy, two Peabody Awards and to Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards.
Yang’s career also includes time at The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and The Boston Globe.
He is a cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University.