Wonbo Woo is an Emmy Award-winning producer and a recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard.
He most recently worked at NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt
, writing, editing and producing news and feature stories for the network's flagship newscast. He joined
NBC in 2012 after more than a decade at ABC News, working for Nightline
and World News
with Diane Sawyer,
Charles Gibson, and Peter Jennings.
At NBC, he covered both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and produced anchor interviews with Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney during his foreign policy trip in London and former President Bill Clinton on the day of his DNC address. He covered the tragic mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., and contributed to NBC's duPont Award-winning coverage of Superstorm Sandy. He also produced some of the most-watched videos in the show's history.
Wonbo was in Cairo with Nightline
anchor Terry Moran in 2011 to cover the
Egyptian revolution, reporting from the Presidential Palace when word
broke that President Mubarak had stepped down.
At Nightline, he produced interviews with celebrities and newsmakers including Bono & The Edge, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, and Barbra Streisand.
He arrived in Haiti
within 24 hours of the devastating 2010 earthquake and co-produced Diane
Sawyer’s coverage of the tragedy. He returned to the country
a year later for a story on Christian aid groups.
During the 2008 election cycle, he traveled frequently with World News anchor Charles Gibson, covering the Republican
National Convention and New Hampshire primary and producing interviews
with George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and John McCain.
Wonbo has reported extensively on religion, covering trends and stories in the Evangelical
community, including exclusive interviews with fallen pastor Ted Haggard
and atheist pastors who continued to minister even after losing their
His work has taken him to locations including the Galapagos Islands, Dubai, Madagascar, and Patagonian Chile. He has reported from three dozen U.S. states and countries on five continents.
Since 2009, he has been on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.