Eun Yang

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Eun Yang (born 1976) is a Korean American morning news anchor for NBC4/WRC-TV, the local NBC television affiliate in Washington, DC. She has worked at News 4 since 2002.

Prior to her position at News 4, she was one of the first reporters hired by the National Geographic Channel in Washington, DC. Earlier she worked for 6 years at W*USA 9, where she began as a reporter trainee and made her way up to substitute anchor.


Eun Yang was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the Washington, DC, area. She graduated from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, in 1991. She earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland in 1995.

Yang met Robert Kang while doing a story on single life. She interviewed Kang, a pastor at the Church In Bethesda, about couples who meet at church. A year later in 2001 they married in front of more than 600 guests.[1][2] They have sons Jacob (October 2004) and Ben (October 2006);[3] and daughter Carys Emanuelle (21 July 2008).[4]

Professional career[edit]

Eun Yang began her broadcast journalism career while at the University of Maryland. She worked as a reporter for Maryland Update, a program on the University's cable channel, then moved to TV-58 where she freelanced as a special projects reporter for Asian-Pacific American affairs.

In 1995 she worked full-time as a W*USA 9 production assistant while finishing her last year at the University of Maryland. She was a reporter trainee for a year when the station started its weekend-morning newscast.

After 6 years at W*USA 9, Yang became one of the first correspondents for the National Geographic Channel in Washington, DC. On September 11, 2001, she was doing a story at a museum and her first instinct as a news reporter was to start reporting but the television channel did not cover breaking news. This propelled her to go back to broadcast news.

In 2002 after turning down a job in New York, the nation's number-one market, she joined NBC4 as a reporter—so that she could stay in Washington, DC—and started anchoring on weekends in 2004.


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