John Yang Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Apr, 2017
Facts of John Yang
Date of Birth: 1958 , February-10
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name John Yang
Birth Name John Yang
Nick Name John
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chillicothe
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For NBC’s NBC News
Salary $700,000
Famous for NBC’s NBC News
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Education Wesleyan University, Western Reserve Academy
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
TV Show NBC Nightly News, Junior, NBC News Decision
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John Yang is an American television news correspondent and a commentator. He is better known as a correspondent of NBC’s NBC News. He is also one of the several openly gay national television correspondents.

Early life and education

John Yang was born on 10th February 1958 in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States. He was brought up in Ohio. He went to a private high school at the Western Reserve Academy.

He then completed graduation in 1975. He then went to college at Wesleyan University and completed graduation in the year 1980.

John Yang holds an American nationality and of Chinese descent.


John Yang began his career as a reporter for The Boston Globe. There he worked from 1980 to 1981. After that in 1981, he moved to Time and there he worked as a correspondent till 1986. From 1968 to 1990, John served as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

John Yang became a reporter and also an editor at The Washington Post in 1990. There he worked almost for a decade. As a reporter, John covered various news like domestic politics including the White House and Congress.

He directed the coverage of an economic policy in the paper’s business section as an editor. He also directed the political features in the Style section.

John Yang left The Post in November 1999 as he was offered as job as a correspondent for the Washington DC-based ABC News. Only within a couple of months, he became well-known for covering the George W. Bush presidential campaign during the Republican Party primaries.

Yang frequently reported live from the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also worked as a part of ABC News team. The team was awarded the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award and Peabody award for their 9/11 coverage.

John Yang accepted the offer to work as a general assignment correspondent for the PBS News Hour in February 2016. He has even worked as a correspondent for ABC News presented by Lester Holt previously hosted by Brian Williams.

Personal life

John Yang is openly gay. The current relationship status of John is single. Information about his personal life is yet to be disclosed.

Net worth

John Yang owns a three-bedroom penthouse in the Lakeview neighborhood. He bought the penthouse for $700,000. He paid $660,000 in 2013 for the unit. This shows that the earning of Joh is high and he has a high living standard.


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