Jia Lynn Yang is a deputy national editor at The New York Times. She was previously deputy national security editor at The Washington Post, where she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Trump and Russia. Before becoming an editor, Jia Lynn wrote about business and economics at the Post and at Fortune magazine for over a decade. Jia Lynn grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Yale. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Jia Lynn is the author of the book One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965. Jia Lynn’s family immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s and was able to stay in the country thanks to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is her effort to understand the people who fought to give her family a place in America.
Articles, Publications, and Appearances
One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965 (May 2020)
Who Belongs in America? (The New York Times, April 25, 2020)
When Asian Americans Have to Prove We Belong (The New York Times, April 10, 2020)
How The Times Covers the United States Ahead of a Pivotal Election (The New York Times, October 14, 2019)