Janet Wu Biography

Ms. Janet Wu

Ms. Janet Wu
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Janet is a multi-media journalist known for her many years as an anchor/reporter for Boston’s NBC station.  She currently contributes health reports for two networks and is an Adjunct Professor at Emerson College. A frequent Op-Ed and travel writer for The Boston Globe, her work has also been published in The New York Times and will be included in the 2018 “Norton Sampler of Essays.”

Ms. Wu graduated from Yale with a dual major in Philosophy and Psychology and earned a master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University. She is a founding member of SheGives, a philanthropic organization of women, and sits on the Boston Board of the American Heart Association in honor of her late father, a noted heart surgeon.

She’s also on the Boards of Overseers for the New England Conservatory of Music and Franciscan Children’s Hospital and the Boards of Advisors for Homestart and the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum.

Ms. Wu was named the 2015 New England Girls Scouts “Leading Woman of the Year” and delivered a 2016 TEDX Cambridge Talk at the Boston Opera House.

She plays the piano and cello and has traveled to 70 countries, 25 of them alone.