Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang, CBS News’ Senior White House Correspondent, will serve as our keynote emcee. She’ll host the AIA24 keynote experience, introducing each day’s topics, big ideas, and speakers.




Weijia Jiang is CBS News’ Senior White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Weijia’s reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, CBS Mornings, and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.

Weijia has covered the White House beat since 2018, including the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations. She has also reported extensively on the increased violence against the AAPI community and the resulting policy changes. She has traveled on Air Force One on several occasions, both domestically and abroad.

Weijia has covered major stories for CBS News including former President Trump’s impeachments, the 2020 presidential campaign and election, and the confirmations of Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. During her coverage of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the answers to her questions during press briefings often made news.

She joined CBS News in 2015 as a correspondent for Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. Since then, she has reported extensively on both the Obama and Trump administrations, the 2016 presidential campaign and election, the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush; and the congressional baseball shooting that wounded House minority whip Steve Scalise. She has also covered a number of national stories such as Hurricane Harvey, the catastrophic category 4 hurricane that hit Texas in 2017.

In 2023, Weijia was the first woman of color to be elected to serve as the President of the White House Correspondents Association. She will assume the role in 2025, and she currently serves as an at-large board member.

She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She was born in Xiamen, China, and raised in West Virginia, where she immigrated with her parents when she was two years old. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, daughter, and son.