Janet H. Cho


Independent Business Journalist,  The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) and others

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Janet Cho is a business journalist who spent 20 years with The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to her newspaper career in Cleveland, she worked for the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Democrat & Chronicle and Times-Union in Rochester, New York. Her beats have included business and government, immigration, small business, entrepreneurs, women in the workplace, retail and consumer news, social media, airlines, marketing and Fortune 500 companies. Cho’s coverage of the failed retailer InkStop helped 629 workers recover $660,000 in owed wages. She has participated in East-West Center fellowships to China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Cho holds a B.A. in English from The University of Chicago and an M.S.J. in journalism from Northwestern University.