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... 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 and South Korea agree to talk with goal to 'relieve military tensions'
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 09, 2018 10:42 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
South Korea's Moon credits Trump for 'big' role in North Korea talks
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 10, 2018 03:47 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
What North Korea said to South Korea when they spoke on the phone
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 04, 2018 04:00 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Doctor of North Korean soldier who defected aided by his American 'Master Yoda'
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 11, 2018 09:51 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Kim Jong Un pitting South Korea against US by re-establishing talks
JOOHEE CHO
Jan 03, 2018 05:55 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Melania Trump's moment with K-pop star goes viral in South Korea
JOOHEE CHO
Nov 08, 2017 02:30 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 5 times, pulled to freedom
JOOHEE CHO
Nov 22, 2017 04:56 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says
Joohee Cho
Oct 11, 2017 05:57 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
North Korea re-opens communication channel with South Korea, discuss Olympic participation
MARK OSBORNE and JOOHEE CHO
Jan 03, 2018 06:09 AM Story from International MARK OSBORNE and JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Hundreds in Seoul protest 'warmongering Trump' over stance on North Korea
Joohee Cho and J.J. Gallagher
Nov 07, 2017 07:14 AM Story from International Joohee Cho and J.J. Gallagher, ABC News
Analysis: China, South Korea grapple with Trump trip effect
JOOHEE CHO and KARSON YIU
Nov 15, 2017 01:27 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO and KARSON YIU, ABC News
North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies, doctor says
JOOHEE CHO and MORGAN WINSOR
Nov 22, 2017 11:59 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News
Progressive Moon Jae-in elected president in South Korea, favors dialogue with North Korea
JOOHEE CHO
May 09, 2017 12:39 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
US military begins installation of missile defenses in South Korea
JOOHEE CHO
Apr 26, 2017 12:27 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Kim Jong Un's half brother killed in Malaysia, sources report
Joohee Cho
Feb 14, 2017 12:31 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
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