Weijia Jiang G’06, CBS News Senior White House Correspondent, to Give Keynote Speech at Newhouse Convocation Ceremony 

Weijia Jiang G’06, CBS News’ award-winning senior White House correspondent and a veteran Washington reporter, will deliver the keynote speech at the Newhouse School’s 2024 Convocation Ceremony

The celebration of the Class of 2024 will take place Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the JMA Wireless Dome. 

Weijia Jiang

Jiang, who graduated from Newhouse with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism, covers the White House across all CBS News platforms, including the “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell,” and the CBS News Streaming Network. In 2023, Jiang won an Emmy Award for her contributions to “CBS Mornings.”  

Last year, Jiang won an at-large seat on the White House Correspondents’ Association Board. She will be the first woman of color to serve as WHCA president when she assumes the role in 2025-2026. 

A White House correspondent since 2018, Jiang has covered the Biden and Trump administrations and major stories including the Trump impeachment proceedings, 2020 presidential campaign and the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.  

She has reported extensively on increased violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and resulting policy changes.  

Jiang joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. She also worked at WCBS-TV in New York City, WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, where she earned an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press award for feature reporting. 

Jiang worked for WBRE-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania as a Washington-based reporter while she was a master’s student at Syracuse in 2006.  

A 2012 inductee into the Newhouse Professional Gallery and member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Jiang has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in chemistry from the College of William and Mary.  

All graduating students and their families are invited to attend the Newhouse Convocation Ceremony. Syracuse University Commencement will be held Sunday, May 12. For the most current information about Commencement Weekend, visit commencement.syr.edu