Janet Wilson - Health Journalism Fellow
Janet Wilson is a veteran journalist based in southern California. As an environment reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, she covered everything from inner city neighborhoods grappling with deadly soot and hexavalent chromium to White House officials quashing scientists’ findings on ozone and climate change. Wilson was part of teams honored with 2008 First Place awards by the Associated Press and Los Angeles Press Club for wildfire coverage. She was a frontline reporter on the Times team that won the paper’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She has also worked with grist.org, Environmental Health News, the Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, CNN, ABC News “Nightline” and Christian Science Monitor. As a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1995, she studied juvenile violence and documentary film making. In Mar. 2009 she was named a senior fellow for environmental justice with USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism.