Award-winning journalist Ti-Hua Chang was most recently a freelance correspondent with CBS Evening News. He joined WNYW/Fox 5 in 2009 and until 2015 was a general assignment reporter. He transferred from sister station WWOR/My9, where he served as a general assignment and investigative reporter since 2008. Previously, Chang worked at WCBS-TV where he served in the same capacity. Prior to that, he was a reporter with WNBC. On 9/11, he was the first reporter to inform the public on the number of causalities that day quoting Mayor Giuliani and city officials. Chang joined WNBC from WNYC-TV, where he hosted his own talk show, New York Hotline. Before he began his on-air career, he was an investigative producer at ABC News.
Chang is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1996, he won the prestigious Peabody Award for a series of reports he filed on accused drug-dealing murderers that led to dozens of arrests. In 2004, he won a New York Press Club award for his reports on a shooting at City Hall. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005 for a piece exposing police officers using a helicopter and high tech infra-red equipment to spy on private citizens. Chang is especially proud of discovering four witnesses in the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, which helped jail the assassin 30 years later.
Chang has also won five Emmys; the Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit Press Association awards; and, the Associated Press and United Press International awards. Very active in Asian-American community affairs, Chang was both a national and local New York Board member of the Asian American Journalists Association. Chang also has been published in a number of magazines, including the Sunday New York Times and The Detroit News.In 2016 in New York’s 65th Assembly race, he worked as a media and political Consultant.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Chang was named by Columbia in 2004 as one of 10 most influential Columbia alumni in New York City, where he resides with his family.