Peterson High School for one year, but after that school was converted into a middle school, Chang graduated from Adrian C. In , she graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communications. Chang began work for ABC in  as a desk assistant. Returning to World News Tonight in , she covered such stories as Hurricane George , the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the bombings of U. Juju Chang became the first Korean American in a prominent role on a U.
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Finding My Identity as a First Generation Asian American
As an Asian American woman, I have struggled with my identity and place in society. Working in the engineering industry, I find myself surrounded mostly by men, especially white men in leadership positions, and while this situation has never stopped me from pursuing my career, it can be discouraging at times when I see the lack of diversity in leaders. Why are women and Asian Americans not rewarded and promoted at the same rate as our white counterparts? How do we change the status quo so diversity is not just a benchmark statistic but actually results in inclusion?
TV channels, you won't see many Asians reporting the evening news. Asian Americans — including South Asians and Pacific Islanders — are less than 3 percent of the broadcast media work force. Yet they are 6 percent of the population and the fastest growing segment. Eighty-seven-point-five percent of television news directors are Caucasian, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association. While there has been a slight increase over the last decade, the percentage of Asian American television news directors has risen only from 1.