Weijia Jiang Biography and Wiki
Weijia Jiang is an American journalist currently working for CBS News based in Washington, D.C as the White House correspondent. Her reporting is featured all over CBS broadcasts and platforms including the “CBS Evening News”, CBSN, “CBS This Morning”, and CBS News 24/7 streaming news service.
Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 working as a correspondent for Newspath. Prior to joining CBS News, she worked at WCBS-TV In New York as a general assignment reporter and fill-in-anchor from 2012 to 2015. She was born in China and immigrated to America together with her parents at the age of two.
Weijia Jiang Age
She was born on June 6, 1983, in Xiamen, China. Jiang is 37 years old in 2020 and celebrates her birthday on June 6 every year.
Weijia Jiang Height
Drawing from her photos, Jiang is quite short in stature. her height is around 5 feet 4 inches (Approx 1.6m).
Weijia Jiang Parents
She was born to Chinese parents, Liya Wei and Huade Jiang. Jiang migrated to America together with her parents at the age of two. She grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where her now-retired parents owned and operated Chinatown Restaurant.
Weijia Jiang Husband
Jiang is married to her beloved husband, Travis Luther Lowe who is an executive at Yelp and a contributor to Democratic Party candidates and causes, in Palm Springs, California. The couple met for the first time in college where they both co-hosted a weekly campus television show. Jiang and Lowa exchanged wedding vows on March 17, 2018, where the wedding ceremony was led by Jim Obergefell. She welcomed her firstborn daughter named Frankie Mei in December 2018.
Weijia Jiang Baby
On October 1, 2018, Jiang made it public via a tweet that she and her husband were excited to meet their baby girl in January. However, according to or sources, baby Frankie Mei was born in December 2018.
Weijia Jiang Education
During her time in high school, she worked on the high school video news staff. After high school, Jiang joined the College of William & Mary where she graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry. As a student, she at WMVMTV, the student-run television station, and is grateful to the university for growing her curiosity. She then joined Syracuse University where she graduated in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. In the year 2012, Jiang was inducted into Newhouse School’s Professional Gallery.
Weijia Jiang Donald Trump
The CBS White House correspondent asked President Trump on June 15, 2018, why he perceived that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat and as a result, he raised his hand and said “Quiet” before commenting to another person saying that she is so obnoxious. Jiang was told to “sit down” on September 26, after continuously asking President Trump regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On April 19, 2020, she asked President Trump why he did not alert Americans about the virus sooner, she was told to just relax and keep her voice down although she had not raised her voice.
On May 11, 2020, Jiang questioned why there was an emphasis on competitively comparing coronavirus testing and President Trump’s response was not to ask him but ask China instead. When she asked him why he was saying that to her in particular his response was that he was not saying it specifically to anybody but to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that. President Trump suddenly left the press conference after the interchange.
Weijia Jiang CBS Reporter
Jiang works for CBS News based in Washington, D.C as the White House correspondent. Her reporting is featured all over CBS broadcasts and platforms including the “CBS Evening News”, CBSN, “CBS This Morning”, and CBS News 24/7 streaming news service. She has covered major political stories for the network including the President’s historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the nomination process, and the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, 2018 midterm elections, and the Mueller Probe. Jiang joined CBS news in 2015 working as a correspondent for Newspath.
Before joining CBS News, she worked at WCBS-TV In New York as a general assignment reporter and fill-in-anchor from 2012 to 2015. Throughout her stay at WCBS-TV, she covered various events such as Superstorm Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Formerly, she worked for WJZ-TV in Baltimore from 2008 to 2012 and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md. from 2006 to 2008. Jiang was honored with both an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Award for her feature reporting.
When she was a graduate school candidate in the year 2006, she worked as a Washington, D.C based reporter for WBRE-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Jiang developed an interest in Journalism at the age of 13 where she served as a student reporter and anchor for Channel One News in Los Angeles.
Some of Jiang’s colleagues at CBS News include:
Jennifer Valdez – Chief Meteorologist
Mary Calvi – Anchor and Reporter
Hazel Sanchez – Anchor and Reporter.
Ali Bauman – Anchor and Reporter
Alice Gainer – Anchor and Reporter
Carolyn Gusoff – Anchor and Reporter
Chris Wragge – Anchor and Reporter
Natalie Duddridge – Anchor and Reporter
Dana Tyler – Anchor and Reporter
Jessica Moore – Anchor and Reporter
Maurice DuBois – Anchor and Reporter
Vanessa Murdock – Meteorologist
Weijia Jiang Salary
She is mostly known for her job as the CBS White House Correspondent. Jiang’s estimated salary is around $72,507 per year.
Weijia Jiang Net Worth
Having worked in the media industry for more than a decade, Jiang has been able to accumulate a decent fortune. Her estimated net worth is around $2 Million.