Weijia Jiang is CBS News’ senior White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
Jiang has covered the White House beat since 2017. She has also reported extensively on the increased violence against the AAPI community and the resulting policy changes. In 2023, Jiang won an Emmy award for her contributions to “CBS Mornings.”
Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. Before coming to CBS News, Jiang was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. She also worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md. where she was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Award for feature reporting.
She discovered her passion for broadcasting at the age of 13 as a student reporter and anchor for Channel One News in Los Angeles.
Jiang graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in chemistry, and from Syracuse University in 2006 with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In 2012 she was inducted into the prestigious Professional Gallery at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
She was born in Xiamen, China, and raised in West Virginia, where she immigrated with her parents when she was 2 years old. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their daughter and son.