Joohee Cho

Joohee Cho

Joohee Cho
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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.« Read Less
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How an American high school teacher became a K-pop celebrity
By Joohee Cho and Kapkoo Kwon
September 28, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho, Kapkoo Kwon , ABC News
Doctor in Seoul performs abortion on wrong woman
By Joohee Cho and Hansol Park
September 24, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho, Hansol Park , ABC News
Ballistic missile fired by North Korea could have come from submarine
By Joohee Cho
October 2, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
Japan removes South Korea from trade 'whitelist'
By Joohee Cho
August 2, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
North Korea launches 'barrage' of short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan: Officials
By Luis Martinez and Joohee Cho
May 4, 2019 Story from International Luis Martinez, Joohee Cho , ABC News
K-pop fans anguished as boy band star voluntarily enlists in military service
By Joohee Cho
May 30, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
North Korean ambassador goes missing, could be hiding out in Italy
By Joohee Cho
January 3, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
Young North Korean defectors in South Korea have found success and fulfillment
By Joohee Cho
February 27, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
North Korean state TV gets another makeover
By Joohee Cho
March 27, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
South Korea and Japan trade dispute could lead to 'dire consequences,' official warns
By Joohee Cho
July 17, 2019 Story from International Joohee Cho , ABC News
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