John Yang


John Yang is the anchor of PBS News Weekend and a correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. He covered the first year of the Trump administration and is currently reporting on major national issues in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

Previously, Yang 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, D.C., where he was weekend White House correspondent, and in Jerusalem, where he served as Middle East correspondent.

Yang has been part of teams that have been honored with an Emmy, two Peabody Awards, and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Yang’s career also includes time at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, and The Boston Globe. He is a cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University.

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