Yoojin Cho is thrilled to be reporting in her home state of Texas! Yoojin joined KXAN’s news team in January 2018.
Yoojin moved to Austin from Charlotte, North Carolina. In the Queen City, she covered stories that made national headlines – the aftermath of the Tar Heel state’s House Bill 2, also known as the “bathroom bill,” and the Charlotte riots and protests that erupted after a deadly police officer involved shooting.
While at Spectrum News in Charlotte, Yoojin also told an in-depth story that put a spotlight on the health risks firefighters face. She talked to a department that lost several firefighters in one year to cancer. Yoojin’s story also showed proactive steps the department is taking to prevent cancer. That led to smaller, volunteer fire departments also taking a serious look at how they protect their responders.
Before Charlotte, Yoojin spent several years in Massachusetts. She worked at WWLP 22News in Springfield, bringing viewers live coverage of the Springfield Entertainment District’s gas explosion, the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, and the murder trial of Hell’s Angels gang members.
Yoojin is a proud alumna of Boston University. She graduated with degrees in broadcast journalism and international relations. Although she fell in love with everything New England had to offer, having grown up in North Texas, Yoojin is happy to call the Lone Star State home again.
When she’s not at work, Yoojin loves spoiling her pup Dobby. On Sundays during football season, you’ll find Yoojin cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. She also loves trying new restaurants around town!
Yoojin’s always looking for a good story to tell. Send her story ideas at Yoojin.Cho@kxan.com.