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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South Korea and US begin discussing end to military drills
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Jun 15, 2018 04:52 AM Story from Politics Joohee Cho, ABC News
Famed French climber nicknamed 'Spiderman' arrested 75 floors up South Korea skyscraper
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Jun 06, 2018 09:07 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Koreans cautiously optimistic ahead of Trump-Kim summit
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Jun 07, 2018 09:46 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
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North Korea invites South's journalists to inspect dismantling of nuclear site
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May 15, 2018 05:03 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
North Korea blames US-South Korea military drill for postponement of talks
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May 16, 2018 08:28 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Korean president pledges more cultural exchanges with North Korea
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May 11, 2018 09:21 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
Movie set recreates Panmunjom zone where Kim Jong Un met Moon Jae-in
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May 08, 2018 01:48 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
'Nut rage' daughter under fire in South Korea for allegedly mistreating workers, evading taxes and smuggling luxury goods
Family members of Korean Air owner Cho Yang-ho have come under heavy scrutiny in South Korea over a series of illegal actions.
May 24, 2018 05:01 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Korean president says he delivered Trump's message to Kim Jong Un
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May 27, 2018 05:04 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
What you need to know about the possible US-North Korea summit
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May 29, 2018 07:34 AM Story from Politics Joohee Cho, ABC News
ANALYSIS: North-South Korea talks recall past meetings, except now North Korea is a greater threat
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Apr 01, 2018 04:56 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Korea, North Korea prepare for historic summit
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Apr 26, 2018 12:51 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
A look at what will be served when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets Kim Jong Un
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Apr 24, 2018 04:03 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
Direct hotline set up for North, South Korea presidents
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Apr 20, 2018 11:04 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
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