Weijia Jiang Biography
Weijia Jiang is a Chinese American television journalist and reporter. She is based in Washington, D.C., and has served as the Senior White House Correspondent for CBS News since July 2018. Before coming to CBS News, Jiang was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York where she covered Superstorm Sandy.
Weijia Jiang’s Age and Birthday
Weijia is 39 years old as of 2023. She was born on 6 June 1983 in Xiamen, Fujian, China. Weijia celebrates her birthday on 6 June every year.
Weijia Jiang Height and Weight
Jiang stands at an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She has a weight of 60 kilograms. However, her body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Weijia Jiang’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Weijia was born in Xiamen, Mainland, China to parents Liya Wei and Huade “John” Jiang, Jiang was two when the family immigrated to the United States. She was raised in Buckhannon, West Virginia where her parents, who are now retired, owned and operated Chinatown Restaurant. At age 13, Jiang became interested in journalism after encouragement from her eighth-grade teacher, Dianne Williams.
Weijia Jiang Husband
Jiang got married to Travis Luther Lowe on March 17, 2018. Lowe is an executive at Yelp and a donor to Democratic Party candidates and causes in Palm Springs, California. Jiang and Lowe had met in college, where they co-hosted a weekly campus television show. In January 2019, the couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter.
Weijia Jiang Education
Weijia graduated from the College of William & Mary with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry. She worked on the student-run television station WMTV and credits the university for developing her curiosity. She earned a Master’s in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University, where she graduated in 2006.
Weijia Jiang Career
Jiang has covered the White House beat since 2018, including the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations. She has also reported extensively on the increased violence against the AAPI community and the resulting policy changes. Jiang has traveled on Air Force One on several occasions, both domestically and abroad. She has covered major stories for the Network including the President’s impeachments, the 2020 Presidential campaign and election, and the confirmations of Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. During her coverage of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the answers to her questions during press briefings often made the news.
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 Rep. 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 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 and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md. 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.
Weijia Jiang’s Net worth and Salary
Jiang has an estimated net worth ranging between $2 million-$ 5 million as of 2021. Her primary source of income is her career as a journalist. She has an estimated salary of around $ 72,000 per year.
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