CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, who spent four years reporting for WJZ in Baltimore, is working on a book about her experiences as a Chinese American.
The book, titled Other, will publish in spring 2022 under the Simon & Schuster imprint One Signal Publishers.
“In rural West Virginia where I grew up, most residents had never laid eyes on Chinese people until they saw my parents and me,” Jiang, who is 37, said in a release about the new project. “In China where I was born, I’m the foreign relative who married a white guy. In various newsrooms where I have worked, no one looked like me. And in the Trump White House, I stood out as the only Chinese American reporter regularly interacting with the president.”
Jiang has been a White House reporter since 2018 and has clashed with President Donald Trump a number of times over the years for her questions during press conferences.
She started her career in Baltimore in 2008 before heading to New York to report for WCBS.