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Janet Wu
Works at WCVB NewsCenter 5
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Political Reporter at WCVB NewsCenter 5
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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 teams with NewsCenter 5 Anchor Ed Harding to co-host “On The Record,” a weekly roundtable discussion of Massachusetts politics which airs on Sunday mornings at 11AM and premiered in October 2009.

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 it’s the local community.

In 1998, Wu was awarded top honors 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 a Murrow Award for the best political coverage of any station in the nation.

Before coming to Channel 5, Wu was the State House reporter for WGBH-TV, Boston’s public television station. She also worked as a reporter for United Press International.

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.

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