Eun Yang anchors News4 Today, the #1 rated morning news in Washington. Her day starts in the middle of the night, as she is on air each morning at 4:26 a.m. She is also the Emmy-award-winning host of Foodies: D.C., a show about the food and restaurant scene in the Washington area.
Yang joined News4 in 2002 as a general assignment reporter specializing in covering breaking news for News4 at 11. She then spent several years anchoring the weekend editions of News4 Today before moving into her current position in 2010.
Washington area viewers have watched Yang during many big events. During the 2009 blizzards, she solo anchored nearly 6 hours of coverage during the first snowfall. She also spent many hours covering the 2002 Washington area sniper shootings and the inaugurations of President George W. Bush in 2005 and Barack Obama in 2009 and 2013. She also covered Pope Benedict XVI's Mass at Nationals Park.
Before joining News4 in 2002, Yang was one of the first reporters hired by the National Geographic Channel in Washington. While there, she traveled all over the country, filing stories for National Geographic Today. Prior to that, Yang was at WUSA-TV for six years, working her way up from a reporter trainee to a substitute anchor.
Yang was named Alumna of the Year by the University of Maryland Asian Studies Program and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She has been honored by many Asian and Asian-American organizations, including a Community Service Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Student Role Model Award from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation.
She was inducted into Montgomery County’s Women’s History Archives. Washingtonian magazine has recognized Yang twice, as one of DC’s 100 People to Watch and as one of D.C.’s Stars of Local TV News.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Yang grew up in the Washington area. She graduated from Paint Branch High School then earned a journalism degree from the University of Maryland.
Yang previously enjoyed reading and traveling but now with her husband chases her three children while trying to fit in yoga. She and her family live in Washington, DC.