Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Death of 1-year-old in Woburn ruled a homicide

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The ruling came almost nine months after the infant was injured while in a babysitter’s care.

An immigrant success story ends in murder charge

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Until that day when the flashing lights of police cruisers reflected off their Quincy home, this couple rarely drew public attention to themselves.

She was given up anonymously 8 years ago. Now, she wonders where she came from.

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It’s a complex question for 8-year-old Caitlyn, one of 27 newborns surrendered anonymously under the state's safe haven law since 2005.

Behind the scenes

How would readers react to my story on the tragic life of two Brookline sisters?

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When the first of dozens of e-mails began pouring in from across the country, Patricia Wen was struck by the deep sympathies extended to the sisters.