Joohee Cho

Seoul Bureau Chief
Biography

Joohee Cho is ABC News' Seoul bureau chief and reporter covering the Korean peninsula. In this role she contributes on- and off-air reporting to all ABC News broadcasts,... Read More »

Joohee Cho is ABC News' Seoul bureau chief and reporter covering the Korean peninsula. In this role she contributes on- and off-air reporting to all ABC News broadcasts, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service, and also regularly files for ABC News' digital platforms, including ABCNEWS.com, ABC News NOW and ABC News' webcasts.

In 2008, Cho was the first and only network journalist to report from inside Myanmar following the devastating cyclone that ravaged the country. She spent nearly a week reporting from the worst-hit areas in the Irrawaddy Delta, filing for "World News with Diane Sawyer" and its webcast, and for "Good Morning America."

Since joining ABC News in 1999 as a producer in the Seoul bureau, Cho has contributed reporting to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including "World News," "Nightline" and "Good Morning America." She also contributed reporting to the award-winning primetime hour, "North Korea: Inside the Shadows," anchored by Diane Sawyer.

Among the stories Cho has covered are the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula, the Korean stem cell scandal, the opening of Gaesong Industrial Park, the historic North-South Korean Summit in 2000 and the 2002 World Cup soccer games. Additionally she has traveled to many North Korean cities, including Pyongyang, Shinpo, Mt. Kumkang and Gaesong, and has interviewed hundreds of North Korean refugees. She also contributed to The Washington Post as a special Seoul correspondent. She reported and wrote articles primarily on North Korea-related issues, as well as Korean politics, the economy and society.

Cho's broadcasting career began in 1994 at Asia Business News based in Singapore, which later merged with CNBC Asia. There she worked as producer and, later, as correspondent in Hong Kong and Seoul, traveling extensively around Asia to cover business stories. From 2004-06, she was an anchor for several news magazine programs on Korean networks, including "Sisa Tonight Live" on KBS, "Media Watch" on EBS and "Power of Women" on MBC.

Cho was part of the ABC News team recognized with a Gracie Award from the Association of Women in Radio & Television for "North Korea: Inside the Shadows."

A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington DC, Cho received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Foreign Service. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political communication and lecturer at Yonsei University in Seoul. Cho is a native speaker of Korean and English.

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North Korea Decrees No One Else Can Be Named Kim Jong-un
JOOHEE CHO
Dec 03, 2014 12:51 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Korean Air Chairman, Daughter Apologize for 'Nut Rage' Incident
JOOHEE CHO
Dec 12, 2014 05:44 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Captain in South Korea Ferry Tragedy Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison
JOOHEE CHO
Nov 11, 2014 02:48 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists
JOOHEE CHO
Oct 23, 2014 08:41 AM Story from Health JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
High-Ranking North Korean Officials Visit South Korea for Rare Talks
JOOHEE CHO
Oct 04, 2014 07:03 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea's Dreary Look Hit With Fashion Revolt
JOOHEE CHO
Oct 03, 2014 08:38 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Koreas Trade Gunfire as Kim Jong-un Mystery Deepens
JOOHEE CHO
Oct 10, 2014 07:59 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Ugly Fight Over Dethroned Beauty Queen's $100,000 Tiara
JOOHEE CHO
Sep 03, 2014 11:25 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
An Exam So Stressful Even Planes Are Banned to Avoid Noise
MINJUN KIM and JOOHEE CHO
Nov 13, 2014 10:12 AM Story from International MINJUN KIM and JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Vent Grate Collapses at South Korea Concert, At Least 16 Dead
JOOHEE CHO and RHEANA MURRAY
Oct 17, 2014 11:06 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO and RHEANA MURRAY, ABC News
Jailed American 'Confesses,' Praises North Korea
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 20, 2014 07:22 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korean Prison Camp Atrocities Detailed in UN Report
JOOHEE CHO
Feb 17, 2014 12:10 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea Test Launches Short-Range Missiles
JOOHEE CHO
Feb 27, 2014 07:28 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Koreas Trade Artillery Rounds in Display of Firepower and Pique
Joohee Cho
Mar 31, 2014 10:38 AM Blog Entry from News Joohee Cho, ABC News
North Korea's Kim Extending His Dynasty?
Joohee Cho
Feb 24, 2014 12:47 PM Blog Entry from News Joohee Cho, ABC News
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