About John @johnyangtv
John Yang has been a general assignment correspondent for the PBS NewsHour February 2016.
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.
John’s Recent Stories
Nation May 02Missouri public defenders are overloaded with hundreds of cases while defendants wait in jail
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees every American facing trial the right to a lawyer, even if they cannot afford one. But across the country, the public defender system is being stretched to the breaking point, and Missouri may…
Politics Apr 10Trump anger over FBI raids sparks speculation of Mueller firing
According to the White House, President Trump believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller after the FBI raided Trump's personal lawyer based on information from the special counsel's team. It's widely reported that the FBI seized thousands of…
Science Jan 17Cracking down on poaching with 3D-printed fake turtle eggs
One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them. By placing 3D-printed eggs with GPS trackers in nesting…
Politics May 11On Comey’s firing, the White House keeps changing its story
When and how Trump reached the decision to fire FBI director James Comey is a moving target.
Nation Mar 16Trump budget seeks to boost defense spending, slash State Department and EPA
President Donald Trump is proposing “an America First budget” that would boost spending for defense, border security, law enforcement and school choice, while seeking to eliminate “the most inefficient, most wasteful, most indefensible programs” in the federal government, budget director…
Politics Jan 12What reporters saw at the Trump news conference
The marble-lined lobby of Trump Tower was standing-room only for the main event: President-Elect Trump’s first full blown news conference since July. The pent-up demand to question Mr. Trump was about to be satisfied.
Politics Dec 01Trump and Clinton campaign managers clashed angrily, compared war stories at Harvard conference
It was clear that the three weeks since Election Day have done little to diminish the bitterness and rancor between the Trump and Clinton camps as the top officials of all the major 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns --…
Politics Oct 18Not a fan of any candidate? In Nevada, you can vote for ‘None of These Candidates’
Since 1975, Nevada ballots have included the ultimate protest option: "None of These Candidates."…
Politics Apr 25Kasich adviser: coordinating with Cruz camp to thwart Trump could work in California
The Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance to try to deny Donald Trump a first-ballot nomination could include the biggest remaining delegate prize: California.
Politics Apr 05John Yang reports from the Wisconsin primaries on Facebook Live
Join PBS NewsHour Correspondent John Yang in a Facebook Live video discussion of the election in Wisconsin.