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.

Biography[edit]

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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