New York, NY (February 9, 2016): The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is pleased to announce Juju Chang, an acclaimed and prize-winning journalist for ABC News, as the latest recipient of its NAAAP 100 Award, Presented by Buick. NAAAP’s highest award is presented annually to the most influential leaders who have made significant contributions to their profession and to the Asian community.
Ms. Chang is currently Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline and was the first Korean-American to serve a prominent role on a national U.S morning news television show when she joined Good Morning America in 2009. In addition to covering various stories ranging from women’s health to national politics to global calamities, she has also brought attention to news impacting the Asian community. Ms. Chang is a founding member of the Korean American Community Foundation and volunteers her time with other organizations. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in California, Ms. Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.A in Political Science and Communications. She joins her colleagues Sachi Koto and Richard Lui as the third journalist in receiving this award.
The NAAAP 100 award is being presented to Ms. Chang at an event hosted by The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), the nation’s largest leadership honor society, on Tuesday, February 9, 2015 at 7 PM ET at New Jersey City University. Ms. Chang’s speech, titled “The Power of Your Story” will be streamed live to Society members on over 500 college campuses and will be made available to NAAAP members. The speech will address such compelling topics such as: “facing our own hidden biases,” “quieting the insecurity,” and “finding your voice and telling your story.” Betty Lo and D.A Abrams, members of NAAAP’s National Board of Directors, will be presenting the award. Ms. Lo serves as Vice President of Community Alliances & Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. Mr. Abrams is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the United States Tennis Association.