Entertainment anchor Julie Chang most popular for her work on KTTV's Good Day LA and Fox 11 Morning News is a married woman now. She married her high school love, Lief Drake in 2014.
Entertainment anchor Julie Chang most popular for her work on KTTV's Good Day LA and Fox 11 Morning News is a happily married woman. She tied the knot to her high school sweetheart, Lief Drake in 2014.
The couple shares an adorable baby boy. So, today let us discuss the beautiful family life of Julie Chang.
Julie Chang Is Happily Married To Husband Lief Drake
"True relationship is about growing as a couple, learning about each other, and never giving up on each other" and Julie and Lief are a true example of a happy relationship.
Julie met Lief Drake for the first time in high school. Julie said,
"We went to rival schools in Ann Arbor. I was dating his best friend's older brother at the time. So he barely made eye contact with me!"
They went separate ways for college and after 15 years, she got a chance to reconnect with her childhood friends and there she met her future husband.
"Sparks flew, and we proceeded to see each other every single day until I moved to Los Angeles nine months later for work."
Truly a blessed moment Julie and Drake in their marriage ceremony
The couple started dating and after sometimes they tied the knot on 12 July 2014 at the Hammersky Vineyards. As it was an intimate ceremony few people including some close friends and family members attended the nuptial ceremony.
The couple is blessed with a baby boy but the name of the child is still not revealed.
The happy parents are enjoying their family life to the fullest as her little baby boy is almost ready to start his school.
Julie Chang's Struggle With Brain Tumor
KTTV's presenter was diagnosed with brain tumor in the month of September 2013. She came to know about the tumor when she underwent a CT scan following a surfing accident.
Good Day LA anchor Maria Sansone wrote for Fox 11,
"One of the difficulties in her road to recovery has been her eyesight. It's improving every day but it's definitely not 100%. But, trust me it's not holding her back! She's learned to roll with it."
'I always knew Julie was a shining star but now I'm convinced she's a superhero! Her attitude in all of this is simply unbelievable. We can all take a page out of Julie's book and not take one single day for granted!'
The star also explained,
"LA, thank you. If it wasn't for my move to Southern California, I would've never taken up surfing, which in a way, may have saved my life."
She underwent a major surgery in late November 2013. You can see the Instagram post of the diva over here:
As of now, Julie is happy and healthy and is enjoying every moment of her life with her husband and child!!!
Julie actually wanted Lief to move on in his life when she came to know about the brain tumor.
"I tried to set him free but he wouldn't have it. He proposed right there!"
Thankfully, after her full recovery, Lief proposed his lady love the second time in December 2013.
"We'd already been through the 'and sickness and in health' part, so of course, I said yes all over again!"
True love never falls apart!
Julie Chang; Quick Facts
Source: Miss Buttercup
- She was born in South Korea and later migrated to Ann Arbor, Michigan when she was just nine years.
- Has a height of 5 ft 5 in (1.65m).
- Completed her graduation from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics.
- Also attended Oxford University and studied Environmental Studies.
- Initially worked in the banking sector.
- She spent a semester at sea traveling to Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, and Hong Kong in 2000.
- Worked as a reporter for CW11 Morning News, WPIX.
- She received a New York State Associated Press Award and a 2007 Emmy nomination.
- Appeared in a fashion magazine New York Moves.
- Also portrayed a minor role in a movie named 'The Smurf'.
- Joined Fox 5 New York on 16 June 2008 until 12 September.