Patricia Wen

Patricia Wen covers children and family issues for the metro section of The Boston Globe. A staff writer since 1986, she had previously worked on the education and health-science staff, as well as served for three years on the Globe’s Spotlight Team, the newspaper’s investigative reporting unit.

In 2004, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for a series she wrote on a troubled mother’s decision to release her children for adoption. That same series won her a 2004 Casey Medal for Medal for Meritorious Journalism for distinguished coverage of children and family issues. She was also part of the Globe’s 1990 Spotlight Team that won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for public service for a series on the Massachusetts judiciary. Prior to joining the Globe, Wen worked as a reporter at The Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ and The Advocate in Stamford, CT.

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