Julie Chang Biography
Julie Chang (Julie Ju-young Chang) is an Entertainment Anchor for Good Day L.A. and Fox 11 Morning News on KTTV in Los Angeles, Previously, Chang was an entertainment reporter for FOX 5 WNYW in New York. She is best known for her work with a New York State Associated Press Award and a 2007 Emmy nomination.
Julie Chang was born as Julie Ju-young Chang in South Korea to Korean parents and she holds an American nationality. when she was nine years old, they moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan together with her parents and elder sisters. Six years later her parents returned to Korea, but Chang preferred to stay in the United States with her elder sisters.
Julie Chang’s initial motto was not being a TV anchor. She was pursuing her career in banking but later in 2000 after spending a semester at sea. She sailed around the world, spending time in such varied locations as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, and Japan. The voyage gave birth to her passion: storytelling which can expose, educate and enlighten her viewing audience.
While at WPIX, she covered both breaking and feature news. She also hosted the “Truly Julie” segment on the CW11 Morning News. She was featured in the February 2007 issue of high fashion magazine W, for which she was photographed by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Chang has also appeared in fashion magazine Lucky and lifestyle magazine New York Moves. She had a minor part playing herself in the 2011 feature film The Smurfs.
Chang left CW11 at the end of February 2008. She joined Fox 5 New York on June 16, 2008, and worked there until September 2012. Chang later moved to WNYW’s sister station, KTTV, where since October 2012, she has been the Entertainment Anchor for Good Day LA and the Fox 11 Morning News. In mid-November 2013, it was announced that she would be taking medical leave to treat a brain tumor. On January 22, 2014, Chang returned from medical leave.
Julie Chang Age | Date Of Birth | Birthday
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Julie Chang Education
Being raised in Michigan America, Julie Chang completed her early education in Michigan. Also, she attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She is a graduate of Oxford University in Oxford where she studied Environmental Studies. Chang also attended Oxford University, in Oxford, England, before embarking on a career in journalism.
Julie Chang Husband | Married
Julie Chang is currently married to Leif Drake. Chang and Drake met during high school. However, they didn’t date at the time as she used to date Drake’s best friend’s older brother. Chang and Drake went their separate ways after high school. They were in different colleges but met again after 15 years.
This time around they became more than just friends. The couple decided to elope a month later and exchanged vows in front of a pastor in the desert of Nevada. Soon after, Chang recovered from her brain surgery, Drake proposed to her again in December of 2013 and they got engaged again even when they were already married.
The happily married couple, Chang and Drake, are currently three years into their married life. They even have a son now, he is their first child and was born in 2014.
In July 2017, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary. The couple also frequently enjoys vacationing in different places. They love spending quality time together with their son. They went to a wonderful summer camp back in August 2017 after coming back from a camping trip in Los Angelas.
Julie Chang Brain Tumor
Chang suffered a black eye when her surfboard struck her in the face while surfing. The accident prompted a scan in which doctors discovered a tumor in Chang’s brain. She was operated on and the tumor was removed.
Julie Chang Awards
2007: MFA Studio Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2004: Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
2003: Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
2004: Educator’s Incentive Grant, San Francisco Archdiocese, San Francisco, CA
Julie Chang’s worth is reported to be around $8 million.
Julie Chang Height | Measurements
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Body Measurement: 30-23-33 inches
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