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Janice Simpson

  1. Director, Arts and Culture Reporting

Janice C. Simpson spent nearly three decades at Time magazine, serving in a variety of positions that included assistant managing editor, arts editor, and deputy chief of correspondents.

Before joining Time, she was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She has also worked at Essence, Ebony Jr!, and Woman’s Day magazines and was a contributing editor to TheaterWeek magazine and a contributing entertainment editor for W magazine.

She currently writes about theater for the website she created, Broadway & Me, hosts the BroadwayRadio podcast “Stagecraft,” and is a frequent contributor to the online publication Stages. In 2019, she shared an Emmy as a co-host of the show Theater Talk.

Jan is a member of the advisory committee of the American Theatre Wing, which administers the Tony and Obie Awards, and a member of the executive committee of the Outer Critics Circle. She recently sat on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she also served as a member of the editorial board of The Columbia Journalism Review.