Washington Post reporter Jan wins NABJ awards for race and business coverage
The Washington Post reporter Tracy Jan has received two National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence awards for her coverage of the intersection of race and business.
Jan won for national investigative reporting for “The Gatekeeper,” her investigation into accusations of sexual harassment by Vincent Cirrincione, a prominent Hollywood manager whose clients included Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson. Three days after the story published, Cirrincione closed his agency.
She also won for national business reporting for “The Forgotten Ferguson,” her story about how corporate investments and business development in Ferguson deepened racial disparities four years after Michael Brown was killed. Of the more than $36 million in brick-and-mortar development funds that poured into the city after 2014, only $2.4 million directly benefited the isolated southeast corner hit hardest by the violent protests, according to her analysis of city building-permit data.
Jan covers the intersection of race and the economy for The Post, a beat she launched in December 2016 that encompasses racial economic disparities, immigration and housing policy. She previously was a Washington-based national political reporter for the Boston Globe, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns