Thursday, May 18, 2023

Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn is a Pulitzer Prize winner for International Reporting.

Sheryl WuDunn was born on November 15, 1959. She was a third-generation Chinese American and grew up in New York City. She graduated with a BA in European History in 1981 from Cornell University. Then she worked for three years as an international loan officer for Bankers Trust Company. She got her MBA from Harvard Business School and MPA from Princeton. In 1988, she married reporter, Nicholas Kristof. She also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Pennsylvania and Middlebury College.

In 1989, she joined The New York Times as a correspondent in the Beijing bureau. She was one of the few people there who worked both the news and the business sides of the company. She was the first Asian American reporter for the Times. She is able to speak Chinese and some Japanese. She is a commenter and television and radio shows.

In 1990, WuDunn and her husband won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. They were the first married couple to win this prize for journalism. She was the first female Asian American reporter to win the Pulitzer. Since then, she was won numerous other awards.

With her husband, WuDunn has coauthored five best sellers.

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