Emily Chang (journalist)

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Emily Chang
Born Emily Hsiu-Ching Chang
1980 (age 33–34)
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Status Married
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A., Social Studies, 2002)
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Spouse(s) Jonathan Stull (m. 2010) [1]
Children 1
Parents Sandra Galeone Chang
Laban Lee Bun Chang [1]
Relatives Sara (sister) [2]
Awards Emmy Award

Emily Hsiu-Ching Chang, an American journalist, is a Bloomberg TV anchor based in San Francisco, where she hosts Bloomberg West, a daily show focused on technology and the future of business.[3] She was a CNN correspondent based in Beijing China from 2008 to 2010, prior to which she reported from CNN's London bureau. Before joining CNN, she was an award-winning reporter for KNSD in San Diego and KHON-TV in Honolulu. She is also a LinkedIn Influencer,[4] and a member of the Lean In Community.[5] On June 30th, she launched a new interview series on Bloomberg Television, Studio 1.0, with a 30 minute interview with Reid Hoffman.[6]

Early life[edit]

Emily Chang was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Laban Lee Bun Chang, a lawyer born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Sandra Galeone Chang.[2]

Early career[edit]

During her time in China, Chang reported on prominent stories including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China's economic transformation and its environmental consequences, the 2008 floods of South China, the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and President Obama's historic visit to Asia. During Obama's visit to Shanghai, Chang was briefly detained by the police for her coverage of the banned Oba-mao t-shirt, which depicted the American President dressed in iconic Red Army attire.[7][8] In London, Chang covered European and international events including the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She had a one-on-one interview with Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, weeks before her assassination.

Bloomberg West[edit]

She left CNN and joined Bloomberg TV on Sept. 25, 2010.[9] Bloomberg West debuted on February 28, 2011,[10] as the only network or cable TV show to be based in San Francisco.[11] The daily show features original reporting and interviews with tech newsmakers including venture capitalists, CEOs, start-up entrepreneurs, and analysts.[12]

She has interviewed some of tech's biggest names including Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt,[13] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo,[14] LinkedIn Co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman,[15] eBay CEO John Donahoe,[16] Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann,[17] and others. In January 2013, Chang interviewed Silicon Valley legend Tom Perkins formerly of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in a 45 minute interview.[16] Perkins appeared on the show to clarify his controversial opinions put forth in a Wall Street Journal op-ed where he compared the war on the 1% in America to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany the day before.[18] Chang famously asked Perkins if he thought he was "divorced from reality", and whether he regretted the comparison. During the interview, "Tom Perkins" became the top trending term on Twitter.[19] She maintains a personal blog with posts about her interviews on Bloomberg West and Studio 1.0 at http://www.emilychangtv.com/.


Chang was named one of the top 100 influential tech people on twitter by Business Insider in April, 2014.[20] She was also ranked 10th on the 100 most influential tech women on twitter by Business Insider in May 2014.[21] In 2011, she was named one of San Francisco's "Hot 20 2011" by 7x7 magazine.[22] While reporting for KNSD in San Diego, Chang won five Emmy Awards for her coverage of topics including drug smuggling across the US-Mexico border.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Chang is a native of Kailua, Hawaii, graduated in 1998 from the Punahou School, and is a 2002 graduate of Harvard University.[24]

On July 4, 2010, Chang married Jonathan Stull.[1] She gave birth to a son, Cooper Judson Stull, on September 8, 2012.[25]


  1. ^ a b c "Emily Chang, Jonathan Stull". The New York Times. July 2, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary: Laban Lee Bun Chang", The Honolulu Advertiser, September 11, 2003
  3. ^ "Emily Chang". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69683898&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=tarId%3A1400711079136%2Ctas%3Aemily%20chang%2Cidx%3A2-1-2
  5. ^ http://leanin.org/stories/emily-chang/
  6. ^ http://www.emilychangtv.com/
  7. ^ "In the Field: Hear from CNN reporters across the globe Blog Archive – 'Communist Obama' T-shirt tussle". CNN. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "'Obamao' artwork tests limits of free speech in China". Culture Monster at Los Angeles Times. November 16, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ Joe Pompeo (September 24, 2010). "Bloomberg TV Nabs CNN's Emily Chang, Expands Silicon Valley Coverage". Businessinsider.com. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ Evangelista, Benny (June 27, 2011). "Bloomberg TV goes live from West Coast Feb. 28". SFGate. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bloomberg West Covers Tech With A Silicon Valley Twist: ‘Very Unique And Very Not New York’". Mediaite. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bloomberg West website". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  13. ^ thttp://www.bloomberg.com/video/schmidt-robots-becoming-omnipresent-in-good-way-rmo7yj35SEevjfwM82bSmw.html
  14. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/video/twitter-s-costolo-on-outlook-innovation-growth-THhGtj_qQfe7QMthzxkubg.html
  15. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/video/will-linkedin-become-a-media-company-VwP5lJ7nSCWcW4aoJZuExQ.html
  16. ^ a b http://www.bloomberg.com/video/12-6-inside-ebay-~3eButkhSRmr2DwLngYrrg.html
  17. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/video/the-man-behind-pinterest-bloomberg-west-03-03-zEbKPU9DQ42XESgMdChb7g.html
  18. ^ http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304549504579316913982034286
  19. ^ https://twitter.com/KatyFinneran/status/427950446972399616
  20. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/100-influential-tech-people-on-twitter-2014-4?op=1
  21. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/most-influential-tech-women-on-twitter-2014-5?op=1
  22. ^ "Hot 20 2011: Emily Chang, Bloomberg West cohost". 7x7. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ Emmy Awards
  24. ^ "Alumni Profiles: Emily Chang '98: Reporting from Beijing", Punahou Bulletin, Summer 2013
  25. ^ Knox, Merrill, "Bloomberg’s Emily Chang Gives Birth to Baby Boy", mediabistro.com, September 10, 2012

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