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Steven Jiang is an accomplished journalist with over two decades of experience reporting from Asia and the United States. Currently based in Beijing, he serves as a Senior Producer for CNN, overseeing the network’s China coverage and operations in the country.
Jiang’s exceptional work has garnered recognition and awards. He produced a captivating feature on the concept of masculinity under the rule of Xi Jinping, part of CNN Style’s series “Culture in the Xi Era,” which received the prestigious Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2020 Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture Reporting.
His dedication to covering important issues is evident in his profiles on a mother fighting for gay rights in China and the Chinese government’s crackdown on dissent, both of which received Special Merits at the 15th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong.
Jiang contributes regular reports from various locations in China across all major CNN platforms. He has also covered significant global events, including Japan’s worst nuclear crisis and the Arab Spring unrest in the Middle East, for which the CNN team received a highly-regarded Peabody Award.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Jiang played a pivotal role in managing CNN’s coverage of all China-related developments. He has also led the network’s reporting on significant incidents such as the missing Malaysian airliner from China and the sunken passenger ferry from South Korea.
Before rejoining CNN in 2010, Jiang worked as a producer or correspondent covering Asia for notable news organizations such as CBS News, NBC News, France 24, and Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia. He initially launched his journalism career at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta in 1999.
Jiang’s educational background includes graduating with honors from Northwestern University, where he majored in journalism and international studies. His English-Chinese bilingual skills further enhance his ability to provide insightful and comprehensive reporting.