John Yang is a Peabody Award-winning television news correspondent and commentator. Having worked previously for ABC and NBC, he is currently associated with PBS NewsHour.
John Yang had been one of the most familiar faces during the George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000, where he had covered it extensively. Later he worked as a White House correspondent for NBC, and also had a part in 2008 presidential race for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. His tremendous achievement in the field of media has tempted most of the global TV viewers to have a crack at John Yang's off-screen whereabouts.
John Yang Living A Gay Life!
John Yang has been among several TV journalists, who have openly come out about their sexuality. He first mentioned this in 2003, working for ABC where John wrote that he was gay in the profile, as he was taking up the highly respected job of a Jerusalem correspondent. Though people had known privately about his alternative lifestyle before, it was the first time John came out openly in public.
John, though being a television personality, he lives quite a low-key life when it comes to his personal space. His worldwide fan followers are very keen to know about his married life and couple of times have raised questions regarding his wife.
However, no matter how hard the public approach him, he is not willing to spill any beans on his private life regarding wife or children. Besides, talking about his sexual orientation on media, he thinks this has worked well for his career because people have slowly started to accept alternative lifestyles, and being gay has stopped being a taboo and has gone mainstream.
As of now, the veteran journalist is focusing on taking his media career to next height and has remained tight-lipped regarding his secluded relationship life.
John Yang’s Bio, Family
John Yang was born on 10 February 1958, in Chillicothe, Ohio. Yang grew up in his hometown with his Chinese parents and from the young age, generated a lot of interest in the field of journalism.
John, who belongs to Asian-American ethnicity, attended high school at Western Reserve Academy, a private, coeducational boarding school in Hudson, Ohio, and graduated in the year 1975. Subsequently, he graduated cum laude in 1980 at Wesleyan University in 1980. John immediately began his journalism career writing about American politics and the United States Congress.
Initially, Yang worked as a reporter at The Boston Globe from 1980 to 1981, before moving on to Time, where he served for five years as a correspondent. Subsequently, Yang was associated with The Washington Post in 1990 and worked as a reporter/editor for almost ten years.
After leaving The Post in 1999, John was appointed as a Washington, DC-based correspondent at ABC News. During in time at the network, Yang covered the George W. Bush presidential campaign, Al Gore campaign, Florida election recount, and 9/11 coverage. For his reporting on 9/11, John received Peabody Award and Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Yang left the ABC network in 2007.
John Yang Asking Questions to President Trump During a Press Conference on 5 April 2017. (Photo: PBS News Hour)
John accepted a position to work as a correspondent for PBS News Hour in February 2016, after his association with NBC News from 2007 to 2016.