Jan is a former editor at the Hartford Courant, where she handled national politics including coverage of the controversial 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. As a freelance reporter, her stories have appeared regularly in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, and elsewhere. She has won awards for reporting on the local food movement. She was an editor at the Gazette in Colorado Springs and spent more than 20 years as a TV and radio producer at CBS News and CNN in New York and in the Boston broadcast market. She graduated from the University of Michigan and attended Boston University's graduate film program.
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