Ti-Hua Chang Reports on Asian American Poverty in New York City

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Ti-Hua Chang Reports on Asian American Poverty in New York City.

In reporter Ti-Hua Chang's story on Asian American Poverty in New York City, which airs tonight on Channel 9 ( WWOR-TV) at 10pm, the segment begins with Asians picking through garbage for food. According to Chang, "In New York City, Asians and Asian Americans are poorer than African Americans if you count government programs. "

I caught up with the award-winning journalist and his family in New York Chinatown after the Chinese New Year parade. Over dinner, he shared the news of his move to WNYW/Fox 5 in 2009 as a general assignment reporter from sister station WWOR/My9, where he served as a general assignment and investigative reporter since 2008. He has worked as a general assignment and investigative reporter at WCBS-TV, as a reporter with WNBC, and as the host of his own talk show, New York Hotline at WNYC-TV. Before he began his on-air career, he was an investigative producer at ABC News.

The recipient of numerous awards, in 1996, Chang won the Peabody Award for a series of reports he filed on accused drug-dealing murderers. In 2004, he won a New York Press Club award for his reports on a shooting at City Hall. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005 for a piece exposing police officers using a helicopter and high tech infra-red equipment to spy on private citizens. Chang is especially proud of discovering the four witnesses to the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers, which led to the reopening of that famous case. He has also received four Emmys; the Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit Press Association awards; and the Associated Press and United Press International awards.