Wendy Lu is a staff editor at HuffPost and a reporter covering the intersection of disability, politics and culture. She has written for The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Men’s Health, Quartz, Columbia Journalism Review and others. She is also a board member of the National Center on Disability and Journalism. She speaks about disability representation in the media and has presented at numerous universities, conferences and organizations.

Wendy was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022 in the Media division for my reporting on disability issues and my efforts to expand disability coverage in the media. In 2020, she was selected as a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow to develop a curriculum to educate reporters on how to cover disability issues and train newsrooms to be more inclusive of disabled journalists. That year, she was also recognized as one of 30 global disability leaders on Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List.

Wendy has a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media & Journalism.

Articles, Publications, and Appearances

Selected Publications: The New York TimesHuffPostBustleColumbia Journalism Review, Refinery29, Men’s Health, Quartz, Rewire

Selected Appearances: Emerson College, Harvard Kennedy School, New York University Abu Dhabi, University of North Carolina, Indiana-Purdue University, Verizon Media, NYC Mayor’s Office of People With Disabilities, Asian American International Film Festival, Humber College, Lincoln Center x Netflix, Asian American Journalists Association Festival, NBC Universal, ScienceWriters 2019 Conference, Her Conference, New England Newspaper & Press Association Conference