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He was most recently a freelance correspondent for the Weekend CBS Evening News. He was a general assignment and investigative reporter for WNYW, the FOX affiliate in New York. Before joining WCBS in 2005, Chang worked as a general assignment/investigative TV reporter at WNBC-TV. Prior to that, he was the host of his own talk show, New York Hotline on WNYC-TV. Chang also worked as an investigative producer at ABC News and as a reporter at WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi, KYW-TV in Philadelphia, KUSA in Denver and WJBK in Detroit.
Chang is a native New Yorker, and grew up on the Upper West Side. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania (and a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1977).
In 1996, Chang won the George Foster Peabody Award for his news documentary “Passport to Kill”. The series of reports tracked suspected killers of children and cops who fled to the Dominican Republic, where they were protected by outdated extradition laws. The laws were changed. In 2006. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for a story on police using high-tech equipment to spy on an amorous couple. He is most proud of helping jail Byron De la Beckwith, the assassin of civil rights leader Medgar Evers 29 years after the heinous murder.
Chang is also the recipient of five Emmys, Press Association awards in Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and New York, AP and UPI awards, and [Asian American Journalists Association]and National Association of Black Journalists ] awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from AAJA. An active figure in the Asian American community, he has previously served both on the national and local New York Board of Directors for the AAJA. Chang's writing has been published in the New York Times, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.
In 2004 he was given an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from CUNY NY Technical College. In 2010, an absurdist hip hop group named Fortress of Yahweh penned an homage to Chang called on YouTube.