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Tracy’s dedication to journalism is a force of nature that rivals the grandeur of Alaska itself. She holds a firm belief in the public’s right to information and thrives on the challenges inherent in crafting exceptional visual storytelling, whether it’s for broadcast or the digital realm. At KTUU/KYES, she leads a team of journalists who share her unwavering passion and a long-standing commitment to excellence.
Before assuming the role of Director of News and Content at Alaska’s News Source, Tracy’s impressive career spanned over 19 years at CNN. Within the cable network, she held a variety of key positions, including Senior Field Producer, Bureau Assignment Manager, CNN Radio Anchor, Domestic Assignment Editor, Affiliate Editor, and Political Planning Editor. Her journey also included radio work as a newscaster and on-air announcer.
Tracy’s globe-trotting adventures encompass both personal and professional experiences. She’s ventured to many corners of the world for leisure and has crisscrossed the globe, both nationally and internationally, in her previous network roles, setting foot in 64 countries and counting. She was a pivotal part of CNN teams that earned national recognition for their journalistic prowess, including three prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards for their coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, the 2008 Presidential Primary and Debates, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Tracy reported from the front lines of the Arab-Israeli conflict in 2005 and covered the 2010 elections in Haiti following the nation’s devastating earthquake. She also had a stint in Alaska, covering the 2008 vice presidential campaign of Gov. Sarah Palin and has provided annual coverage of the Iditarod from the trail for both CNN and KTUU since 2010. Tracy has extensively explored Alaska for the past 15 years.
Her academic foundation includes a degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and further study in Speech Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tracy is also a Fellow of the International Radio & Television Society.
In her cherished free time, Tracy immerses herself in the natural wonders of Alaska. She carves the slopes on skis, captures wildlife through her photography, and treks the state’s diverse trails, indulging in the majestic landscapes she holds dear.
(Photo Credit: Freeze Frame Photography)
- B.S. in Broadcast Communications, University of Tennessee
- Courses in Speech Communications, University of California, Los Angeles
- Radio Television Digital News Association
- International Radio and Television Society Foundation