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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Next Trump-Kim summit 'pretty close,' Mike Pompeo says
Joohee Cho
Oct 08, 2018 04:37 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Korea envoys to visit the North in hopes of unlocking denuclearizing efforts
Joohee Cho
Sep 04, 2018 11:19 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
Kim Jong Un says he still trusts Donald Trump and 'never made a negative comment'
Joohee Cho
Sep 06, 2018 12:34 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
Camping out 24/7 for return of imperiled soccer team trapped in Thailand cave: Reporter's notebook
Joohee Cho
Jul 06, 2018 12:11 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
South Korean government, shipping company ordered to pay compensation for 2014 Sewol ferry disaster that killed 304
Joohee Cho
Jul 19, 2018 09:33 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
US delegation met with North Korea to discuss next steps in denuclearization
Conor Finnegan and Joohee Cho
Jul 02, 2018 01:39 AM Story from International Conor Finnegan and 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
Freezing temperatures hit Pyeongchang before Olympics
JOOHEE CHO
Feb 05, 2018 09:20 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
Kim Jong Un's sister set to make appearance at Pyeongchang Olympics
JOOHEE CHO
Feb 08, 2018 04:45 AM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
The Koreas have come a long way since the North blew up a Korean Air flight before 1988 Seoul Olympics
Joohee Cho
Feb 07, 2018 07:08 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
Who is Kim Yo Jong? Kim Jong Un's mysterious sister readies for her close-up at the Winter Olympics
Joohee Cho
Feb 08, 2018 04:42 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
North Korean cheerleaders take a break to visit beach
JOOHEE CHO
Feb 13, 2018 01:33 PM Story from International JOOHEE CHO, ABC News
North Korean pair skaters disappointed in finish but 'proud to have participated'
Joohee Cho
Feb 15, 2018 03:09 AM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
North Korea navigates sanctions from start to finish on course to Olympic truce
Joohee Cho
Feb 09, 2018 12:48 PM Story from International Joohee Cho, ABC News
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