Joohee Cho

Seoul Bureau Chief
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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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Pope Francis Calls for Korean Peace on Final Day of Trip
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Aug 18, 2014 07:33 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Pope Francis Makes Anti-Abortion Statement in South Korea
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Pope Francis Makes Another Surprising Travel Choice in South Korea
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Jun 11, 2014 12:03 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea Holds American Over Bible Left in Hotel, Reports Say
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Jun 06, 2014 08:37 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Detained Americans to Face Trial in North Korea
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Jun 30, 2014 02:24 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Jailed American 'Confesses,' Praises North Korea
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Jan 20, 2014 07:22 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korean Prison Camp Atrocities Detailed in UN Report
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Feb 17, 2014 12:10 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea Test Launches Short-Range Missiles
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Feb 27, 2014 07:28 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Koreas Trade Artillery Rounds in Display of Firepower and Pique
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Mar 31, 2014 10:38 AM Blog Entry from News Joohee Cho, ABC News
Ferry's Sudden Shift Trapped Passengers Inside, Survivors Say
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Apr 15, 2014 11:48 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Ferry Disaster Has Left South Korea Traumatized and Shamed
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Apr 23, 2014 09:53 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea's Kim Extending His Dynasty?
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Feb 24, 2014 12:47 PM Blog Entry from News Joohee Cho, ABC News
N. Korea's Kim More Intent on Nukes Than Dad Was: Analysis
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Feb 12, 2013 11:30 AM Blog Entry from News Joohee Cho, ABC News
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