Weijia Jiang Biography
Weijia Jiang is a Chinese American journalist who currently serves as the CBS News Senior White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. since July 2018. Jiang’s reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning” and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service. She joined CBS Network in July 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath in Washington D.C.
Prior to CBS, Jiang was a General Assignment Reporter for WJZ-TV (Aug 2015-Sept 2019) and a reporter for WBOC-TV from (2006 – 2008).
Weijia Jiang Age
Jiang is 39 years old as of the year 2022, she was born on 6 June 1983, in Xiamen, China. Her birthday is on June 6th every year. She is a Chinese American by nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity.
Weijia Jiang Height
Jiang stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m). She is of slim build and she looks elegant in her appearance.
Weijia Jiang Education
After her elementary and high school education. During high school, Jiang worked on the high school video news staff. She then attended William and Mary College and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry. She then joined Syracuse University in 2005 and graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science (M.S.), in Broadcast Journalism.
She was also recognized for her contributions in the field of communications as an inductee at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication’s Professional Gallery in 2012. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Weijia Jiang Family
Jiang was born and raised by her parents Liya Wei (mother) and her father, Huade “John” Jiang in Xiamen, China. She was raised in West Virginia United States. Her family moved to West Virginia in the U.S.A, when she was just two years old. She was raised in Buckhannon, West Virginia where her parents, who are now retired, owned and operated Chinatown Restaurant. Jiang is bilingual as she speaks fluent Chinese, as well as English.
Weijia Jiang Husband
Jiang is married to Travis Luther Lowe, who works in Washington as the global vice president for public policy at Yelp. The pair met in 2003 as co-eds at the College of William & Mary and were close friends. They started dating in 2015 after reconnecting years later. The couple married on March 17, 2018, at Casa de Monte Vista, in Palm Springs, Calif. in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shares two adorable children. Jiang and her family reside in Washington D.C, United States.
Weijia Jiang Baby
In March 2022 Jiang announced that she was pregnant and expecting her second baby with her husband Luther Lowe. She did not reveal the gender of the baby as she revealed that together with her husband loved surprises and they would wait until the baby is born. However, the baby boy Jack Li was born in June 2022.
Weijia Jiang Children
Jiang together with her husband are blessed with two children; Frankie Mei, (born in January 2019) and Jack Li (born in June 2022).
Weijia Jiang Salary
Jiang earns an average annual salary of $71,323, but the range typically falls between $57,209 to $94,075. This is according to CBS News anchor/reporter salaries in Washington, D.C. However, their salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. We will keep tabs and update her exact salary once it is available to the public domain.
Weijia Jiang Net Worth
Jiang’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses she has invested in.
Weijia Jiang CBS News
Jiang currently serves as the CBS News Senior White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. since July 2018. Jiang’s reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning” and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service. She joined CBS Network in July 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath in Washington D.C.
Since 2018, she has covered the White House beat, including the transition between the administrations of Trump and Biden. She has also covered extensively about the rise in AAPI community violence and the ensuing policy changes.
The answers to the questions she asked during press briefings throughout her coverage of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic frequently made headlines.
Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters worldwide. Since then, she has covered a wide range of topics, including the Obama and Trump administrations, the 2016 presidential race and election, the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, the congressional baseball shooting that injured Rep. Whip Steve Scalise, and the funeral of former first lady Laura Bush (R-La.). She has covered other national topics as well, including Hurricane Harvey, a devastating category 4 hurricanes that devastated Texas in 2017.
Prior to CBS News, Jiang served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York (2012-2015) where she covered Superstorm Sandy, the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Jiang previously has worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore (2008–2012) and WBOC–TV in Salisbury, Maryland (2006–2008), where she won an Associated Press Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. She worked as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for WBRE-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, when she was a graduate school candidate in 2006. Jiang discovered her interest for broadcasting at the age of 13 as a student reporter and anchor for Channel One News in Los Angeles.
Weijia Jiang Book
Jiang is working on a memoir about her experiences as a Chinese American. Jiang’s “Other” will be released in the spring of 2022, according to a statement made on Thursday by Simon & Schuster imprint One Signal Publishers.
“In rural West Virginia where I grew up, most residents had never laid eyes on Chinese people until they saw my parents and me,” Jiang, 39, said in a statement. “In China where I was born, I’m the foreign relative who married a white guy. In various newsrooms where I have worked, no one looked like me. And in the Trump White House, I stood out as the only Chinese American reporter regularly interacting with the president.”
Jiang has been a White House reporter since 2018 and has run afoul of President Donald Trump several times. He once referred to her as “so obnoxious” as she attempted to ask him a question about North Korea and told her to “Please sit down” after she pressed him about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was the subject of sexual assault allegations.
Explaining the title, Jiang contextualises “Other” as the violence of discrimination and hatred resulting from ignorance of and intolerance for difference. She also expresses her serious worry for AAPI hate and its detrimental effects on AAPI communities.
Weijia Jiang Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Weijia Jiang
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: Chinese American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 39 years old as of the year 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Date of Birth: 6 June 1983
- Place of Birth: Xiamen, China
- Birthday: June 6th
- Body Measurements: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m)
- Weight: Under Review
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Travis Luther Lowe
- Children: Two
- Net Worth: Estimated to be $2 Million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $71,323
Weijia Jiang House
Jiang resides in Washington, D.C., United States of America together with her family.
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