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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 from Washington, DC, 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, 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 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.
After an impressive run, Morocco’s journey to the World Cup championship came to a close after its match against France, a country that shares a complicated history with the North African nation. Sports journalist Shireen Ahmed joined John Yang to…
Federal prosecutors unveiled a battery of charges against Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX. They include wire fraud, money laundering and lying to investors. Bankman-Fried was arrested Monday in the Bahamas just hours before he was scheduled…
The rights of same-sex couples are once again before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices on Monday heard arguments in a case that wrestles with the blurred lines separating free speech, religious beliefs and discrimination. John Yang looks at the history…
The Supreme Court is weighing border security and the extent to which states can challenge federal policy. Texas and Louisiana are contesting the Biden administration’s guidelines on who should be prioritized for deportation. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal…
Two of the nation’s largest grocers are looking to become one, new supermarket giant. Kroger wants to buy Albertsons in a nearly $25 billion deal to compete with retailers like Walmart, the top U.S. grocery seller, and Amazon, which is…
This midterm cycle, young voters turned out in historic numbers and helped Democrats stave off the Republican red wave. They were still a small portion of the electorate, but voters under 30 have shown increased participation in the last few…
Taylor Swift fans hoping to score tickets to her upcoming tour have met a confusing and chaotic system. The problems sparked widespread criticism of Ticketmaster's grip on the market. Diana Moss of the American Antitrust Institute joined John Yang to…
Two universities are grieving the tragic loss of students. In Moscow, Idaho, four University of Idaho students were found dead in a home near campus on Sunday. And in Charlottesville, Virginia, three University of Virginia students were shot and killed.
The leader of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers returned to the witness stand in federal court today. Stewart Rhodes is testifying in his own defense against seditious conspiracy charges that stem from his role in the January 6 attack…
Drug overdoses and the opioid epidemic have devastated the country for the past two decades, taking far too many lives. But alcohol use and abuse is a huge problem that far gets less attention. As John Yang reports, a new…
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