Derek Wang's public radio career spans almost two decades. As KUOW's Assignment Editor, he leads the news reporting team in daily news coverage.
Previously, Derek has worked as a producer, a reporter, the local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered and interim news director. Before moving to Seattle, Derek worked at NPR member station WNYC in New York City and CBS News.
As a transplant from New Jersey, he’s a huge fan of the New Jersey Devils and their multiple Stanley Cup titles; partly because Derek loves the neutral zone trap and a good forecheck. But also because displaced New Jerseyans need to be proud of something "to wash away the shame of being from New Jersey", according to Derek.
Derek has won numerous national and regional journalism awards. He has a bachelor's degree in film from New York University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He and his wife, Gina, live in Seattle.