Tracy Jan has left The Boston Globe to begin a new beat Dec. 5 reporting on the relationship between the economy and race for The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Jan began her journalism career in September 2000 as a crime and courts reporter at The Oregonian of Portland, Ore. After four years, she left the Oregonian and began covering kindergarten through grade 12 education for the Boston Globe. Most recently, Jan covered national politics and health-care policy in the Globe’s Washington, D.C., bureau. She studied morality and money in medicine as a University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. Jan has won several awards for her reporting, including a National Headliner Award for her coverage of Boston English High School in 2008. Jan’s new beat at the Washington Post will be launched from the Post’s business desk.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Alejandro Serrano, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.