ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor and Emmy Award winner Juju Chang will present the 2015 Chamberlin Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Chang is a former news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and previously anchored the early morning newscasts “World News Now” and “World News This Morning.” While based in Washington, D.C., from 1996–1998 Chang covered the 1996 presidential election, the White House and Capitol Hill for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate service.
“As the former host of ABC’s Good Morning America, Mrs. Chang was the first Korean-American to enjoy such a prominent role on the national media stage,” said Greenlee School Director Michael Bugeja.
Chang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in California, after her family immigrated to the United States. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.A. in political science and communication. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.
“With our diverse student population, her presence in Ames is sure to draw a large audience. Her coverage of diverse topics, including health and science reporting, will inform and enlighten us on hot-button political issues,” Bugeja said. ” We couldn’t be more pleased with her decision to be our 2015 Chamberlin Lecturer.”
Chang’s Sept. 29 lecture, titled “The Presidential Campaign: A Search for Meaning,” will focus on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and what voters are looking for in the next president of the United States.The 2015 Chamberlin Lecture will be held in the Iowa State University Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.
The Chamberlin Lecture, sponsored by ISU alumni Margaret and L. Eugene Chamberlin, is entering its ninth year on campus, showcasing speakers of national stature in journalism and mass communication. The lecture series also features the selection of a Chamberlin/Iowa Newspaper Association Fellow who visits with Greenlee students and faculty in conjunction with the Chamberlin program. The INA Fellow will be announced this summer.
Previous Chamberlin Lecturers have included Rick Green of the Des Moines Register; Eugene Robinson the Washington Post; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair; and Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal.