The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the following presenters for the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala (appearances subject to change):
Juju Chang – Co-Anchor, ABC News’ “Nightline”
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Chang’s decades of reporting converged in two hour-long specials about the rise of hate crimes toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in 2021. She co-anchored an ABC News Live special “Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans.” And after the mass shooting at three spas in Atlanta, Chang co-anchored and reported from the scene for an “ABC News 20/20” breaking news special “Murder In Atlanta.”
Chang has been recognized for her in-depth personal narratives set against the backdrop of pressing national and international news: from natural disasters to terrorism and racial equity. Her long-form storytelling includes a critical examination of the controversial “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy, told through the eyes of one pregnant woman and her family among the 60,000 asylum seekers camped for months along the Rio Grande. Chang’s award-winning report “Trans and Targeted” on violence against transgender women of color across the country caps a series of her stories on LGBTQ+ issues. Chang won a GLAAD award for her story about Matthew Shepard’s murder and the legacy his parents built in his honor.
Chang has covered major breaking news for decades for ABC News including extensive coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic: the science, the economic fallout, the racial disparities, the impact on hospital ICUs and essential workers.
Chang has covered mass shootings and the myriad issues raised by shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at the concert in Las Vegas and at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn.
She’s reported on global issues and gender-based violence, including a trip through Central Africa on the front lines against Boko Haram and #bringbackourgirls. She traveled to Honduras for “Femicide: the Untold War,” an eye-opening look at rampant violence against women.
Chang has profiled newsmakers like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey as well as entertainers like Chris Pratt, Tom Hanks and Nicki Minaj. Her extensive feature reporting covers parenting dilemmas, opioid addictions and social media moguls like Dude Perfect and Kendall Jenner.
A former news anchor for “Good Morning America,” Chang joined ABC News just after college as an entry-level desk assistant in 1987 and rose to become a producer for “World News Tonight.” After reporting for KGO-TV in San Francisco and the ABC News affiliate service NewsOne in Washington, she co-anchored the overnight show “World News Now.” Chang’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Emmys, Gracies, a DuPont, a Murrow and Peabody Awards.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Northern California, Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communication. She is married to WNET president and CEO Neal Shapiro and, together, they have three sons. Chang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.
Jericka Duncan – Anchor/National Correspondent, CBS WEEKEND NEWS
Jericka Duncan is a national correspondent and anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS WEEKEND NEWS. She’s based in New York City.
Duncan, who has been a CBS News correspondent since 2013, has reported such significant stories as accusations against R Kelly, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein; the shooting deaths of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga; the 70th anniversary of D-Day and Normandy; as well as a variety of national breaking news stories. In 2018, she spent time in Washington D.C. covering the White House.
Most recently, Duncan reported from Pennsylvania for the 2020 presidential election and interviewed the mother of Breonna Taylor, including breaking the news to the CBS audience that no one would be charged directly with Taylor’s death. She also was one of the first network correspondents on the ground in Alabama to cover the passage of that state’s most restrictive abortion bill since Roe v. Wade. In 2018, she spent time in Washington D.C. covering the White House. Duncan has also reported a variety of national breaking news stories that have taken her outside of the United States.
Duncan is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has received several awards for her reporting, including two National Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and honors from the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, which named her Journalist of the Year in 2012.
Before joining CBS News, Duncan spent three years at KYW, the CBS-owned TV station in Philadelphia. At KYW, she earned first place from the Associated Press for a series of reports on disabled adults who were held captive in a Social Security scam. Duncan also covered Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Before that, Duncan was a reporter for WIVB (CBS) in Buffalo, N.Y., from 2007 to 2010. While there, she received a local Emmy Award in the best morning show category for her winter storm coverage in 2008. In 2009, she was one of the first reporters at the scene of a plane crash near Buffalo that killed 50 people. Her coverage contributed to the station winning two national Edward M. Murrow Awards. She began her career in 2005 in nearby Elmira, N.Y., where she covered the search for Ralph “Bucky” Phillips — the longest manhunt for a fugitive in state history. Duncan received a New York State Broadcasters Association Award for Best Spot News Coverage in 2007.
Duncan graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a degree in communications. She recently received a Juris Master in American Legal Studies from Liberty University. Duncan is a 2005 NAACP Image Award recipient. In 2006, she was a fellow at a North Carolina A&T conference on childhood obesity. Duncan is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club and the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.
Nicole Suárez – Anchor, Noticias Telemundo
Nicole Suárez is an Emmy-award winning journalist and network anchor for Telemundo’s morning news program, hoyDía.
Suárez has covered major stories for the network since she joined Noticias Telemundo in 2016. Before being named anchor, she served as a news correspondent for Noticias Telemundo and “Al Rojo Vivo”, Telemundo’s newsmagazine.
With more than 10 years of television experience, Suárez began her career in Chicago as an anchor at Hoy Noticias MundoFox where she won an Emmy for a special series on childhood obesity in the Hispanic community. She was also nominated for an Emmy for telling the story of a man who was wrongfully incarcerated for more than 20 years.
Born and raised in Chicago to Colombian parents, Suárez was recognized as one of the “9 Women Who are Changing Chicago” by Michigan Avenue magazine in 2015.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations from DePaul University.
Updated on 2021-10-25T21:27:00+00:00, by .