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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.
In the wake of Hurricane Ian, at least 34 people have been confirmed dead — including 27 in Florida — a number that is expected to increase. As damage estimates grow, Ian may become one of the costliest storms in…
Hurricane Ian is back on shore after its second landfall on the U.S. mainland. The storm struck near Georgetown, South Carolina Friday afternoon with winds of 85 mph, heavy rain and surging waves. In its wake, officials in Florida confirmed…
Hurricane Ian left behind massive damage and widespread power outages after tearing through Florida. President Biden declared the storm a major disaster, paving the way for federal funds to support rescue and rebuilding efforts. After crossing the Florida Peninsula, the…
Hurricane Ian blasted ashore Wednesday afternoon near Fort Myers, Florida and the damage is likely to be catastrophic. At landfall, its sustained winds hit 150 mph after pulling power from the gulf's warm waters. John Yang reports.
New York state sued former President Trump, his three eldest children and his company alleging business fraud. The civil lawsuit claims they inflated Trump's net worth by billions of dollars by exaggerating the value of his key real estate properties.
Former President Trump scored a legal victory when a federal judge announced she would appoint an outside legal expert to review files seized by law enforcement from Mar-a-Lago. John Yang discussed the legal implications of the decision with Barbara McQuade,…
The long-term impact of school shutdowns and remote learning during the pandemic is becoming apparent as students return to the classroom. New test results show a significant drop in scores and learning for elementary school-aged children. NPR education reporter Anya…
The U.S. Military is intensifying its efforts to meet young people where they spend their time: online and on their devices. But, as John Yang reports, there are critics who say these new recruiting methods also raise new concerns.
Mississippi's capital city is coping with a water crisis after a treatment plant broke down, leaving thousands without drinkable water. The governor declared a state of emergency and asked the National Guard to help distribute water to Jackson's 180,000 residents…
An affidavit supporting the August search of the former President Trump's Florida estate was made public on Friday. The U.S. Justice Department released a heavily redacted copy of the 32-page document. Among other things, it says 15 boxes of material…
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