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ABOUT THE SHOW:
Nightline is your all-access pass to the biggest news stories from around the globe. From the crises in Ferguson to the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, Nightline delves into the most important domestic and international breaking news stories every day. They bring you the info you want and need to know, from crime and justice to celebrity and entertainment, the latest trends to the biggest scandals.
MEET THE CAST:
JUJU CHANG – Co-Anchor
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of Nightline. Chang’s work often involves in-depth personal narratives, from the most extensive face transplant ever attempted on a former firefighter named Pat Hardison to the multi-year coming of age odyssey of a transgendered teen, which won a 2015 Front Page award.
Chang has covered global events and issues like the earthquake in Haiti and maternal and infant mortality in Mozambique. Her longer Nightline segments cover topics like juvenile justice, rape on college campuses, race and policing, and addiction, including a report on the shocking epidemic of newborns de-toxing from painkillers. Chang received one of her two Emmys for team coverage of the California wildfires.
A former news anchor for Good Morning America, Chang had previously anchored the early morning newscasts World News Now and World News This Morning in 2000. She began her career at ABC News as a desk assistant and eventually became a producer at World News Tonight. From 1996-97, Chang covered the White House, Capitol Hill and the Presidential election for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate service in DC. She was also a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, from 1995-96.
BYRON PITTS – Co-Anchor
Byron Pitts was named ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent in April 2013. He covers national news stories and in-depth features for Nightline.
Mr. Pitts is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A news veteran with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pitts has traveled around the world to cover some of the biggest news stories of our time from the Florida Presidential recount to the tsunami in Indonesia and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Less than 24 hours at ABC News, Mr. Pitts participated in live special coverage of the Boston marathon bombing investigation, including the day-long manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers that virtually shut down the city
Prior to joining ABC News, Mr. Pitts spent the last 15 years at CBS News where he recently served as Chief National Correspondent for The CBS Evening News and filed regularly for 60 Minutes, covering presidential campaigns and political conventions, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He was also one of CBS News’ first reporters at Ground Zero during the terror attacks on 9/11, winning an Emmy Award for his coverage. Pitts has received several other prestigious awards for his work including an Emmy Award for his reporting on the Chicago train wreck in 1999, a National Association of Black Journalists Award, four Associated Press Awards and six regional Emmy Awards.
DAN HARRIS – Co-Anchor
Dan Harris is co-anchor of Nightline. Harris first joined ABC News in March 2000 and has covered many of the biggest stories in recent years. He reported on the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizorna, and natural disasters from Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also covered combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq.
He has traveled around the globe for ABC News, embedding with an isolated Amazonian Indian tribe, questioning drug lords in the lawless slums of Rio, and confronting the head of Philip Morris International over the sale of cigarettes to Indonesian minors. Harris has made it a priority to shine a light on the world’s most vulnerable populations, producing stories about child slaves in Haiti, youths accused of witchcraft in the Congo and predatory pedophiles who travel from the U.S. to Cambodia. He has also covered endangered animals from such diverse datelines as Namibia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Nepal.
Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 and 2014 won Emmy Awards for international reporting that aired on Nightline. In 2013, he received the ASPCA’s Presidential Service Award for Media Excellence.