Weijia Jiang sounds completely Asian, doesn’t it? Well, Weijia is definitely one by birth. Yet, it has been effortless for her to adapt to the American way of life. This is because her family immigrated to foreign shores when she was just a child. Let’s learn a little more about this dynamic White House Reporter.
Parents & Family Background :
- Weijia is a native of Xiamen in China. She was born to parents Liya Wei (mother) & Huade Jiang (father). Huade was a businessman by profession.
- Her family moved to West Virginia in the U.S.A, when she was just two years old.
- She is bilingual as she speaks fluent Chinese, as well as English.
- In March 2018, she got hitched to her husband Travis Luther Lowe. The two also have a young daughter.
- After completing high school, Weijia joined The College of William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Here, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 2005.
- Thereafter, she applied for a Master of Science (M.S.) degree at Syracuse University. She received her MS degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2006.
- The Professional Gallery at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications inducted her into their prestigious ranks, in 2012.
Career : Job, Salary & Net Worth
- Weijia forayed into the world of reporting at the tender age of 13. Channel One News in Los Angeles, hired her as a student anchor and reporter.
- While completing her graduation at Syracuse University, she took up the role of a reporter for WBRE-TV in Scranton at Pennsylvania. However, her reporting base remained Washington D.C.
- In 2006, Weijia headed to WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland & was their reporter, right up to 2008.
- Next, she took up a job with WIZ-TV, in Baltimore. She was their general assignment reporter from June 2008 until June 2012.
- Weijia’s next halt was WCBS-TV in the Greater New York City area. As a general assignment reporter, she covered all kinds of stories. She covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, wherein a trigger-happy individual killed several kindergarten kids. She also covered Super Storm Sandy and the bombings that occurred at the Boston Marathon.
- Later, Jiang worked as a correspondent for CBS Newspath. She received this new designation in July 2015, after which she covered the US Presidential campaign in 2016.
- Since July 2018, she works as the White House Correspondent for CBS News.
- Along with fellow White House Reporter Kaitlan Collins, Weijia has had a number of explosive White House briefings with President Donald Trump.
Interesting Facts & Trivia :
- Apart from her passion for reporting about exciting events directly from the field, Weijia loves writing feature-news.
- She admits to being a champion at charades and consuming chocolates!
- Although not a great singer, she admits to eternal hope to be one in the future!
- She is a good amateur dancer.
- Weijia admits that she is a foodie at heart.
- She is interested in causes that concern children, education, economic empowerment, civil rights and social action.
- She also loves to participate in anything, which involves the arts and culture.
- Eye Color : Brown
- Hair Color : Black
- How tall is Weijia Jiang Height : 5′ 4″
- Feet / Legs / Shoe Size : No confirmed information available.
- Pregnant ? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.
- Weijia Jiang Mustache : Some Google queries related to this, but we have no idea regarding this!
- Weijia Jiang Married ?:Yes
- Children / Baby / No. of Kids : 1
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : Chinese
- Nationality : American
Weijia is an inspiring example of how to make one’s dreams come true! She has achieved much since a young age. Her diligence, determination, liveliness, and intelligence have taken her to the top.Married. See above for details.