Loyola University Maryland

Caulfield Lecture

Misinformation, Racism, and a Pandemic: Covering the White House for CBS News

Weijia Jiang smiling with arms foldedThe 32nd Caulfield Lecture speaker is CBS’ White House reporter Weijia Jiang. Jiang has covered the White House beat since 2018, including the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations. She has also reported on the increased violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and the resulting policy changes.

Jiang, who joined CBS News in 2015, was previously a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York from 2012 to 2015. Prior to working in New York, Jiang was a reporter at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland.

The Edward R. Murrow Award and Associated Press Award recipient has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In 2012, Jiang was inducted into the prestigious Professional Gallery at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Jiang was born in Xiamen, China, and immigrated with her parents to West Virginia when she was two years old. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association and currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.

The event is free and open to the public. Read the full press release.

About the Caulfield Lecture Series

The Caulfield Lecture Series is supported by an endowment begun by the family of 1922 Loyola graduate Clarence J. Caulfield, an editor for the Baltimore Sun, after his death in 1987. The first Caulfield Lecture Series speaker was Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Franklin in 1988. Speakers have come to Loyola’s campus every year since, except 2020 and 2021, when the series was briefly interrupted due to COVID precautions.


The Department of Communication thanks the donors to the endowment for the Murial and Clarence J. Caulfield Memorial Lecture for helping make this event possible.

In addition, we thank the following people for arrangements: Dr. and Mrs. Robert and Mary Cumming (daughter of Muriel and Clarence J. Caulfield); Brian Oakes; Loyola’s Office of Marketing and Communication; Dr. Amy Becker and Prof. April Newton; Chris Kimani.