Janet Wu is an American retired Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter/Host known for having worked at WCVB as a political/investigative reporter.
Janet Wu Biography
Janet Wu is an American retired Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter/Host well-known for having worked at WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts as a host and political and investigative reporter. Prior to joining the station, she worked for WGBH-TV.
Janet Wu Age
Wu was born in the year 1950 in Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States. She is therefore 73 years old as of 2023. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date or month she was born.
Janet Wu Height
Wu stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Janet Wu Family
Wu grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also unknown if Wu has any siblings.
Janet Wu Husband / Children
Wu is married to her lovely spouse, Adams P. Carroll. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 2 children, Bailey Carroll (daughter) and Quincy Carroll (son).
Janet Wu Net Worth
Wu has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor/Reporter/Host.
Janet Wu Salary
Wu earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Janet Wu Career
Recently, Wu served at WCVB NewsCenter 5 as a host of “On The Record” and investigative/political reporter. “On The Record” is a weekly roundtable discussion program, airing every morning on Sundays at 11 a.m. She retired from her journalism career in December 2022 and has worked for WCVB for more than 3 decades.
Wu was the very first Asian American woman to work as a television reporter at the Massachusetts State House. She blazed a trail for women and women of color in the media and broadcasting field. Before joining WCVB, she worked for WGBH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts as a State House reporter. Wu has also served at United Press International as a news reporter.
When coming to her education she is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree. She fluently speaks the Cantonese dialect of Chinese. During her leisure time, she likes hanging out with her friends and family.
Janet Wu Awards and Honors
In December 2020, Wu was given a special honor. She became an inductee of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Boston/New England Chapter’s Silver Circle. This award is really important and is given to people who have done amazing work in television for twenty-five years or more.
Wu was also a big part of WCVB’s political team. In the year 2015, she won an Emmy award at the 2015 Emmy® Awards by NATAS Boston/New England chapter. This award was for her great work covering politics on TV during the 2014 campaign time. This work was part of a long project called “Commitment 2014.” Still, in the year 2015, Wu got the ‘Inspiration Award’ from the Asian Community Development Corporation. They recognized her for being an amazing political reporter.
Wu was also given a special title in the year 2011. Emerson College gave her an honorary degree called Doctor of Humane Letters during their graduation ceremony. And in the year 2010, she was put into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. This is a special place for people who have done great things in broadcasting.
Wu was part of the team at WCVB that won the Walter Cronkite Award for doing really good political journalism. The station got this award many times because they did a great job reporting about candidates and important local topics.
In the year 1998, Wu won big awards for her investigative report called “Public Property, Private Lies.” She got an important award from the Associated Press and also the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting.
The NewsCenter 5 political team also got special awards. In the year 1989, they won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a First Place National Headliners Award for being the best at reporting about politics among all TV stations in the country.
Janet Wu WCVB
Wu worked at WCVB alongside other famous WCVB meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Maria Stephanos
- Erika Tarantal
- Katie Thompson
- Josh Brogadir
- Bob Halloran
- Duke Castiglione
- Mike Lynch
- Naoko Funayama
- A.J. Burnett
- Kelly Ann Cicalese
Janet Wu Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Facebook and Twitter. She has over 8.7K followers on Twitter.