ABC News Signs CNN’s Selina Wang as Senior White House Correspondent

By A.J. Katz 

ABC News has signed CNN Beijing-based correspondent Selina Wang to be its new senior White House correspondent.

Wang joined CNN in July 2020 as a Tokyo-based correspondent for CNN International. She transitioned to Beijing in October 2022, and became CNN’s sole correspondent in China. Over her years at CNN, Wang has reported on key stories from China and the Asia-Pacific region, leading coverage on China’s economic, political and societal transformation and its evolving relationships with governments and leaders around the world.

During the pandemic, Wang was the only American broadcast TV journalist reporting on the ground in China during the historic anti-zero-Covid protests. She provided coverage of how China’s security forces clamped down on demonstrators, filmed her own experience dealing with health surveillance and long government quarantines, and was the first to deeply investigate the extreme measures people took to flee China and its Covid policies.


Prior to her three years at CNN, Wang was a correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg TV, also based in Beijing. Before moving to China, she was based in San Francisco covering global tech, venture capital and social media industries for Bloomberg News, Television and Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. Wang has also reported across Bloomberg’s platforms in New York and Hong Kong.

This is Wang’s first stint covering the White House.

ABC News president Kim Godwin, who shared news of Wang’s arrival in a memo Tuesday morning, added that Rachael Bade and Asma Khalid are also joining the network as a contributing political correspondent and a contributor, respectively. Bade, senior Washington correspondent and co-author of Politico Playbook, and Khalid, NPR White House correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, are no strangers to ABC News, serving as panelists for many roundtables on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

“As our political coverage continues to ramp up with the presidential election season upon us, Selina’s, Rachael’s and Asma’s multifaceted experience will add value to ABC News’ coverage and undoubtedly continue to set us apart as the leading news source for viewers everywhere as they join our powerhouse political team in Washington, D.C.,” said Godwin.

Rachael Bade, Asma Khalid