NewsWorks New Jersey Editor Alan Tu began working in public broadcasting in 1989 as a Morning Edition host at KCFR in Denver. That's when he first heard a wonderful show from Philadelphia called "Fresh Air." He couldn't believe that people would reveal so much to Terry Gross, including things they had not told anyone else before.
Alan began working at Fresh Air in 1994 as an associate producer and learned what made Terry so effective; it was spelled out for him on a fortune cookie strip that was taped on the control room board. It quoted Louis Pasteur: "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Terry is more prepared than most; she reads each book in its entirety before she interviews its author.
Alan's next position, as senior producer for Radio Times, gave him the opportunity to engage in intelligent debate over local issues that impact our daily lives.
Alan lives in Princeton, N.J. and has also lived in Mt. Laurel and West Deptford. He grew up in Fort Collins, Co.