As an Emmy-winning political and investigative journalist covering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for five decades, you have dedicated your life to the pursuit of free inquiry and truth.   

As a trailblazing reporter with WCVB Channel 5 and co-host of the political affairs program, On the Record, you have covered critically important stories across the Commonwealth. For your commitment to journalism, you have received many prestigious awards including a regional Emmy, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. Your courageous storytelling has helped to demystify the democratic process for audiences of all ages. 

As the first Asian American and first woman to serve as the Massachusetts State House reporter for GBH, you have helped to open doors for countless aspiring journalists, diversifying newsrooms and news coverage everywhere.  

For your commitment to representation and mentoring the next generation of journalists, the Stonehill College community, members of the press, and citizens of the Commonwealth share their admiration and gratitude. 

For your service to journalistic excellence and integrity, Stonehill College is proud to bestow upon you, Janet Wu, honoris causa, the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.