Jack Chang is a South America correspondent for McClatchy, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He previously covered immigration and demographics for the Contra Costa Times, social services for ANG Newspapers and local government for the Pasadena Star-News.
He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's been honored for his work by the Los Angeles Press Club, the East Bay Press Club and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
He won Brazil’s most prestigious journalism award, the Embratel Prize, for a story "Black Brazilians begin to fight back,” which explored racism in Brazil and the rising civil rights movement there.