Julie Chang Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, KTTV, Husband, Tumor, and Salary

Who is Julie Chang?

Julie Chang (full name: Julie Ju-young Chang) is a South-Korean born American television anchor. She serves as an entertainment anchor for Good Day L.A. on KTTV in Los Angeles. She also serves as the entertainment anchor for Fox 11 Morning News.

Prior to joining KTTV, Chang served as the entertainment anchor for the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. news on FOX 5 WNYW. In June 2008, she joined the morning show Good Day New York. However, she changed over to the evening newscasts in October 2011. She previously served as a feature reporter for the CW11 Morning News, WPIX.

Before her television career, Chang pursued a career in banking. She later found her calling after spending a semester at sea. Chang sailed the world in countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, among others. Through sailing, she gave birth to her passion.

Julie Chang Good Day L.A.

Chang joined Good Day LA in October 2012. On December 10, 2018, the show was expanded to five 1/2 hours, incorporating the morning news program that began at 4:30 a.m. into the show. The 4:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. part of the show was anchored by Araksya Karapetyan and Tony McEwing. The 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. was hosted by Elex Michaelson, Megan Colarossi, Rita Garcia, Vanessa Borge, weather anchor Maria Quiban, entertainment reporter Chang and the traffic reporters Rick Dickert and Soumada Khan.

A photo of Julie Chang
A photo of Julie Chang

In November 2013, it was announced that Chang was taking medical leave to treat a brain tumor. She returned to the show on January 22, 2014.

The show later changed its lineup on March 4, 2019. The 4:30-6:00 am part is hosted by Dan Cohen and Rita Garcia. The 6:00-9:00 am is hosted by Araksya Karapetyan and Tony McEwing. The 9:00-10:00 am is hosted by Megan Colarossi and Vanessa Borge. The show was expanded to six hours on April 1, 2019.

How Old is Julie Chang?

Chang keeps her personal life very private. She has not disclosed any information regarding her date of birth. However, Chang celebrates her birthday on March 5.

Julie Chang Family

Chang was born in South Korea and she moved to Ann Arbor Michigan when she was nine years old. After six years, her parents went back to South Korea but Chang stayed behind with her older sisters. She has a sister named Grace Chang.

Julie Chang Education

Chang attended the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics. She attended Oxford University in Oxford, England where she studied Environmental Studies

Julie Chang Husband

Chang has been married to Leif Drake since 2014. The couple got married at Hammersky Vineyards. The couple met in high school but lost contact for 15 years after college. The two reunited while working on a project in Ann Arbor where they studied. After dating for some time, Julie thought of breaking up with Leif after realizing she had a brain tumor and she did not want to drag him into that.

To her surprise, Leif proposed on the same day she had planned for the break-up.

Julie Chang Kids

Chang and Leif have two children together. Their son was born on 22 February 2015 and their daughter in July 2018.

Julie Chang Brain Tumor

In 2013, Chang suffered a brain tumor. The tumor was revealed about two months after she was hit in the eye by her surfboard. She went on sick leave in November the same year for her to undergo a surgery for removal of the tumor. On January 22, 2020, Chang returned on-air.

Julie Chang Salary

Chang’s salary is not yet disclosed. However, the average annual salary of an entertainment reporter at FOX News Los Angeles is $53,159.

Julie Chang Net Worth

Through her television career, Chang has earned herself great wealth. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.