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Janet Wu

political reporter, WCVB-TV

Janet Wu has been the *NewsCenter 5* State House reporter for WCVB-TV since January, 1983. In 2006 she joined WCVB's investigative unit, *Team 5 Investigates*. Wu is a key member of WCVB's political unit and was a member of the team honored in 2001 and 2005 with the coveted Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. The station was recognized for its candidate-orientated reporting and its effort to cover issues important to its hometown audience. In 1998, Wu was awarded first place in the Associated Press' Investigative/ Enterprise category and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting for her report entitled "Public Property, Private Lies". In addition, *the NewsCenter 5* political team was honored in 1989 with a First Place National Headliners Award and with a Murrow Award for the best political coverage of any station in the nation. Wu, a native of Bridgewater, NJ, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is fluent in the Cantonese dialect of Chinese. Wu is married and has two children.