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Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang is a CBS News Senior White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Jiang's reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning" and CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service.

She has traveled with President Trump on numerous occasions, both domestically and abroad. She has covered major political stories for the network including the President's historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the 2018 midterm elections, the nomination process and confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the Mueller Probe.

Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the Network's 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. Since then, she has reported extensively on both the Obama and Trump administrations, the 2016 presidential campaign and election, the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush; and the congressional baseball shooting that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. She has also covered a number of national stories such as Hurricane Harvey, the catastrophic Category 4 hurricane that hit Texas in 2017.

Before coming to CBS News, Jiang was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York (2012-2015) where she covered Superstorm Sandy; the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.; and the Boston Marathon bombings.

Previously, Jiang worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore (2008-2012) and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md. (2006-2008) where she was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Award for feature reporting. When she was a graduate school candidate in 2006, she worked for WBRE-TV in Scranton, Penn., as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter. She discovered her passion for broadcasting at the age of 13 as a student reporter and anchor for Channel One News in Los Angeles.

Jiang graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a minor in Chemistry, and from Syracuse University in 2006 with a master's degree in broadcast journalism. In 2012 she was inducted into the prestigious Professional Gallery at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

She was born in Xiamen, China, and raised in West Virginia, where she immigrated with her parents when she was 2 years old. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their daughter.

Most Recent Appearances

  • September 24, 2021
    The House Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to four of former President Trump’s closest aides.
  • July 9, 2021
    President Biden announced that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of August. The panel also discussed what has unfolded in the 6 months following the Jan.
  • May 7, 2021
    House Republicans are poised to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership for speaking out against former President Trump’s election lies. The panel also discussed President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine goal and his proposed economic plans.
  • March 19, 2021
    Three shootings in Atlanta, GA left 8 dead, including 6 women of Asian descent, raising fears of even more violence. The panel also discussed how the Biden administration is confronting a surge of migrants at the border.
  • February 19, 2021
    President Joe Biden held his first town hall this week, answering about the vaccine rollout and his plans to get the country through the pandemic.
  • January 29, 2021
    President Joe Biden marked his first full week as president, rolling back many of former President Donald Trump’s policies and working to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and other national crises.
  • December 25, 2020
    2020 began with a deadly pandemic that devastated the country, economy, and took thousands of lives. The killing of George Floyd sparked national outrage against systemic racism and police brutality.
  • August 28, 2020
    Republicans wrapped their unconventional convention on Thursday, with President Trump pummeling Democrats and presenting himself as the defender of American values.
  • July 24, 2020
    President Trump’s plan to send thousands of federal officers into cities sparked outrage as the number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 passed 4 million this week.
  • July 3, 2020
    President Trump is speaking Friday night at Mount Rushmore, ahead of Independence Day. The visit captures this president at this moment: turning to symbols from the past and rallying his base as his campaign faces mounting challenges.
  • May 15, 2020
    President Trump is optimistic about reopening the U.S. but health experts who testified on Capitol Hill this week warn it could be dangerous.
  • May 1, 2020
    Economic and political pressures mounted for President Donald Trump and the number of coronavirus cases in the United States hit one million, leaving a nation on edge.

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