John Yang

About John

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

Science Jan 17

Cracking 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 Jan 12

What 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.

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