Reporter covering the intersection of race and the economy Education: Stanford University, BA in communication; Stanford University, MA in sociology Tracy Jan covers the intersection of race and the economy for The Washington Post, a beat she launched in December 2016 that encompasses racial economic disparities, immigration, housing policy and other stories that hold businesses and politicians accountable for their decisions and promises. She previously was a Washington-based national political reporter for the Boston Globe, where she covered the 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns. During her 12 years at the Globe, Jan had also written about health and science policy, higher education, and Boston Public Schools. She started her career as a crime and courts reporter at the Oregonian and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, as well as a Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan. She has reported from Taipei, Beijing, Tibet and along the Yangtze River. Honors & Awards:
Knight-Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan, 2015, studied "Morality and Money in Medicine"
Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, 2013, "Broken City" series
National Headliner Award 2008, First Place in Education Writing for "Last Chance for English High" series
Asian American Journalists Association 2005 National Journalism Award for "Life, on $9 an hour," a narrative on Oregon's working poor
Fulbright Fellowship, 2000
Two-time Livingston Award for Young Journalists finalist
National Association of Black Journalists 2019 Salute to Excellence Award in national investigative reporting for "The Gatekeeper"
National Association of Black Journalists 2019 Salute to Excellence Award in national business reporting for "The Forgotten Ferguson"
Professional Affiliations: Asian American Journalists Association Foreign languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese
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