CBS White House correspondent to discuss misinformation in Caulfield Lecture
| By Molly Robey
Loyola University Maryland welcomes Weijia Jiang, senior White House correspondent for CBS News, for the Caulfield Lecture on Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall. This year’s lecture is titled, “Misinformation, Racism, and a Pandemic: Weijia Jiang on Covering the White House for CBS News.”
Jiang’s reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell," "CBS Mornings," and CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service. 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. She has covered major stories for CBS including the President's impeachments, the 2020 Presidential campaign and election, and the confirmations of Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Jiang, who joined CBS News in 2015, was previously a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCBS-TV in New York from 2012-2015. 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.
About the Caulfield Lecture:
Now in its 32nd year, the Caulfield Lecture series at Loyola was established by the family of Clarence J. Caulfield, a 1922 graduate who spent 26 years as an editor at The Baltimore Sun and was a mentor to such prominent writers as J. Anthony Lukas and Russell T. Baker. Hosted by the communication department, the Caulfield Lecture brings journalists and commentators of national stature to Loyola every year.