Tracy Jan

Washington, D.C.

Editor working with reporters who cover the CDC, scientific discovery, covid-19 and other health accountability stories.

Education: Stanford University, BA in communication; Stanford University, MA in sociology

Tracy Jan is a deputy health and science editor at The Washington Post. She joined The Post in December 2016 to launch a beat on the intersection of race and the economy. For more than five years, she covered racial economic disparities, immigration, housing policy and other stories that held businesses and politicians accountable for their decisions and promises. Her work delved deeply into reparations for slavery, systemic racism in America, and the economic and health impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Asian, Latino and immigrant communities. She previously was a Washington-based
Latest from Tracy Jan

Out to dry after a hurricane

As hurricane season hits, we examine what happens when Black communities seem to be last in line for disaster planning in Texas.

May 31, 2022

Black communities are last in line for disaster planning in Texas

Texas steered federal disaster grants toward Whiter, less populated areas over urban communities of color, HUD investigation finds.

May 11, 2022

After recession, a Black business boom

Black businesses closed at twice the rate of other businesses at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Then Black entrepreneurship surged.

May 2, 2022

Home values soared during the pandemic, except for these Black families

A Black couple were shocked when their home appraised for $1.15 million in 2021 at the height of the real estate market — $300,000 less than what they had paid six years earlier. They were not alone.

March 23, 2022

How a Yale professor’s viral list pressured companies to pull out of Russia

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld has spent decades pushing executives to act to benefit society.

March 11, 2022

Lisa Cook could soon become the first Black woman on the Fed. Republicans say she’s not qualified.

Some Republican attacks against Cook echo conservative criticism of President Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

February 3, 2022

Boycott or not, the Olympics are big business

Today on Post Reports, we talk about corporate responsibility — at the Olympics, and in the C-suite. Plus, Wordle gets bought out.

February 1, 2022

Owners of burned Bronx building held billions in real estate, reaped housing subsidies

The owners of the apartment tower where a fire left 17 dead are three investment groups with billions of dollars in affordable housing investments. Some housing advocates say such investors, which take advantage of government subsidies for affordable housing, ought to be held to higher standards.

January 13, 2022

The striking race gap in corporate America

A Washington Post review of America's largest companies reveals that Black employees represent a strikingly small number of top executives — and that the people tapped to boost inclusion often struggle to do so.

December 15, 2021

Merriam-Webster promoted a word game littered with offensive terms — the latest reckoning over language in the puzzle world

From Scrabble tournaments to the New York Times crossword, word games grapple with new standards for offensive terms and racial slurs.

October 15, 2021