The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) will welcome award-winning news correspondent, John Yang, for a talk and reception Nov. 7. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. and will consist of Yang’s coverage of national issues and events.
According to his biography on PBS.org, Yang has a colorful career in journalism that includes experience with NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Boston Globe and he currently serves as a correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.
Yang will be joining the Huntsville Museum of Art as part of the Voices of Our Time series. The annual series brings people of note in the arts, academia, publishing, design and politics to the museum for candid presentations and discussions.
Christopher Madkour, the Museum’s Executive Director, said Yang will provide an insightful discussion that guests will not want to miss. “The Board of Directors and I extend our appreciation to Huntsville resident and Museum member, Wendy Yang, for encouraging her brother John, to be part of the Museum’s Voices of Our Times series. I know many people will want to hear John’s candid and insightful perspective of what is happening in Washington and beyond,” Madkour said.
Yang has worked in Washington extensively to cover the first year of the Trump administration and is currently reporting on major national issues. During his talk he will be discussing some of these issues and his experiences covering the Trump administration.
According to his biography, Yang has been part of teams that have earned an Emmy, two Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont – Columbia University Awards. There will be a reception directly following the lecture. Members can purchase tickets for $40 and non-members can purchase tickets for $60. Contact the museum at 256-532-4350 for additional information.