Tracy Jan


Reporter,  The Boston Globe (Washington)

Morality and money in medicine  Judge

Tracy Jan covers politics and health care from the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe. Her stories about Congressional dysfunction in the bureau series “Broken City” won the 2014 National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress. A former education reporter, Jan has won the National Headliner Awards for chronicling the fate of Boston's English High School, America's oldest public high school that the state threatened to shut down for poor performance. She was a finalist for The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in 2011 and 2009 for her series of stories examining the challenges facing the University of Massachusetts system and for her coverage in Beijing of American universities courting Chinese students. Prior to joining the Globe in 2004, Jan covered crime, courts and education at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. Jan received her bachelor's degree in communication and master's degree in sociology from Stanford University. After college, she spent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Taipei, Taiwan working on her Mandarin and writing for an English language newspaper.