Director of News & Content
Tracy's only passion larger than the state of Alaska is her dedication to journalism. She believes firmly in the public's right to know and is energized by the challenges that accompany exceptional, visual storytelling, whether the platform be broadcast or digital. She leads a team of journalists at KTUU/KYES that shares the same passion and long-standing commitment to excellence.
Prior to taking on the role of Director of News and Content at Alaska's News Source, Tracy spent more than 19 years at CNN. She held various roles at the cable network including Senior Field Producer, Bureau Assignment Manager, CNN Radio Anchor, Domestic Assignment Editor, Affiliate Editor and Political Planning Editor. She has also worked in radio as a newscaster and on-air announcer.
Tracy has traveled across much of the world for leisure and has also traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, in her previous network roles (64 countries and counting). She was on a number of CNN teams which were nationally recognized for journalistic achievement, including three prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, the 2008 Presidential Primary and Debates and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Tracy covered the Arab-Israeli conflict from the front lines in 2005 and the 2010 elections in Haiti following that nation's devastating earthquake. Tracy was also temporarily based in Alaska while covering the 2008 vice presidential run of Gov. Sarah Palin and has covered the Iditarod from the trail for both CNN and KTUU annually since 2010. She has also traveled extensively throughout Alaska for the past 15 years.
Tracy is a Communications and Political Science graduate of the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with additional study in Speech Communications at the University of California Los Angeles. She is also a Fellow of the International Radio & Television Society.
In her free time, Tracy loves to explore Alaska's natural treasures, ski its slopes, photograph wildlife and hike the state's many diverse trails.
(Photo Credit: Freeze Frame Photography)