Yale Club of Boston - Conversation with Janet Wu '88, Channel 7 Newscaster

Yale Club of Boston - Conversation with Janet Wu '88, Channel 7 Newscaster
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 5:45pm - 7:15pm

Conversation with Janet Wu ’88, Channel 7 Newscaster

As part of its “Conversations with . . .” series, YALEBoston invites you to meet and talk with Janet Wu ’88, a familiar newscaster and anchor with Boston’s Channel 7.

The dynamics of broadcast journalism have changed radically in the 15 years since Janet joined Channel 7’s news staff, while the relentless pressure for ratings and “exclusives” has only increased. Women occupy more on-camera positions than earlier, although few newscasters are Asian-Americans. Print journalists have already begun a migration to internet outlets; will broadcast journalists be seen 15 years hence primarily on an IPod?

Janet will talk of the changes and the challenges in her industry, about being an electronic journalist in a sports- and politics-obsessed community and at a time of rapid social and technological change. Please reserve your space early.

At 7News, Janet has covered medical and general news and is often seen at the anchor desk. She joined 7NEWS in 1996. Before that, Janet was the weekday morning anchor for KIRO-TV in Seattle. Prior to that, she was the weekend anchor and reporter at KGMB-TV in Honolulu. During college, she worked for WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT. A published writer, she has lectured at Boston and Brandeis Universities and Bentley and Emerson Colleges. Janet is also multilingual, speaking both Chinese and Spanish. She is on the Board of Visitors for the Franciscan Hospital for Children and the New England Conservatory of Music. She also works with the American Heart Association, in memory of her father, a noted heart surgeon.

Janet received her Yale bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy. She earned a master's degree at Columbia University's Graduate Schools of Journalism and International Affairs. In her spare time, she plays the cello and piano and loves to travel.

Date: Wednesday, February 23
Time: 5:45 Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres (cash bar)
6:15 Remarks
6:45-7:15 Q & A
Cost: $20 - register via PayPal
You can also register by sending a check to Yale Club of Boston, PO Box 812934, Wellesley, MA 02482
Location: The Union Club - 8 Park Street, Boston (map)