Emily Chang (journalist)

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Emily Chang
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Emily Hsiu-Ching Chang

(1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 38)
Alma materHarvard University (B.A., Social Studies, 2002)
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Jonathan Stull (m. 2010)
ChildrenCooper Judson Stull (born 2012)
Ramsey James Stull (born 2015)
Parent(s)Sandra Galeone Chang
Laban Lee Bun Chang[1]
RelativesSara (sister)[2]
AwardsEmmy Award

Emily Hsiu-Ching Chang (born August 11, 1980) is an American journalist, who is currently a Bloomberg TV anchor based in San Francisco. Chang hosts Bloomberg Technology, a daily show focused on technology and the future of business.[3][4] She is the author of Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, published in February, 2018.

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 and a member of the Lean In Community.[5] On June 30, 2014, she launched a new interview series on Bloomberg Television, Studio 1.0.

Early life[edit]

Chang was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Laban Lee Bun Chang (1951-2003), a lawyer born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Sandra Galeone Chang, a former teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu and currently at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California.[2] Chang grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, and graduated from the Punahou School in 1998.


In 2002, Chang graduated from Harvard University with a B.A magna cum laude in Social Studies.[6]

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 Technology[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] The show was renamed Bloomberg Technology, beginning October 5, 2016.[4]

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] Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, 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.[17] Chang 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.[18]

Studio 1.0[edit]

On her new series launched in June 2014, Studio 1.0, she has interviewed leading tech and media influencers including Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, tech investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.


Chang was named one of the top 100 influential tech people on Twitter by Business Insider in April 2014.[19] She was also ranked 10th on the 100 most influential tech women on Twitter by Business Insider in May 2014.[20] In 2011, she was named one of San Francisco's "Hot 20 2011" by 7x7 magazine.[21] 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.[22]

Personal life[edit]

On July 4, 2010, Chang married Jonathan Stull in Haleiwa, Hawaii.[1] Chang gave birth to a son, Cooper Judson Stull, on September 8, 2012 and to a second son, Ramsey James Stull, on January 5, 2015.[23] In December 2016, she announced their third child was expected in January 2017.


  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. ^ a b Main, Sami (October 5, 2016). "Bloomberg Announces New Multiplatform Brand for Tech News". AdWeek. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  5. ^ "Emily Chang - Lean In". leanin.org. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Alumni Profiles: Emily Chang '98: Reporting from Beijing", Punahou Bulletin, Summer 2013
  7. ^ "In the Field: Hear from CNN reporters across the globe Blog Archive – 'Communist Obama' T-shirt tussle". CNN. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. 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. ^ "Schmidt: Robots Becoming Omnipresent 'in Good Way'". Bloomberg.
  14. ^ "Twitter's Costolo on Outlook, Innovation, Growth". Bloomberg.
  15. ^ "Will LinkedIn Become a Media Company?". Bloomberg.
  16. ^ "Inside eBay: Bloomberg West (12/06)". Bloomberg.
  17. ^ "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?". The Wall Street Journal. January 24, 2014.
  18. ^ "Katy Finneran on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  19. ^ "PRESENTING: The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  20. ^ "PRESENTING: The 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Hot 20 2011: Emily Chang, Bloomberg West cohost". 7x7. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  22. ^ "Emmy Awards" (PDF). nataspsw.org. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  23. ^ Knox, Merrill, "Bloomberg’s Emily Chang Gives Birth to Baby Boy", mediabistro.com, September 10, 2012

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