Sheryl WuDunn is best known for her 1990 Pulitzer Prize for her reporting from Beijing about the Tiananmen Square protests. She won the Pulitzer with her husband, New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, the first husband and wife team to do so. WuDunn and Kristof also co-wrote two books, China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia. WuDunn is currently at work on another book, Lost Daughters, about women in the developing world.
Now a vice president in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs, WuDunn previously worked for The New York Times in various roles. She was editor for energy, industry and international business; she held management roles in strategic planning and circulation; she was anchor and principal writer for Page One, a New York Times Television Enterprises evening broadcast that gave viewers an exclusive first look at the stories headed for the next day's front page; she ran the NexGen program, the Times' effort to build the next generation of the paper's readers at The Times; and as a Times' staff foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing, she wrote about economic, financial, political and social issues.
WuDunn has also worked for the Miami Herald, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.
In addition to her Pulitzer, WuDunn has received the George Polk award for journalism and won an Overseas Press Club award.
WuDunn graduated from Cornell University, where she is now a member of the Board of Trustees. She has also earned an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where she is currently a member of the Advisory Council.
A third generation Chinese American, WuDunn grew up in New York City. She has three children, two boys and a girl. She has an interest in singing, aerobics and running around with her kids.
NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum program from November 7, 2007.
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