Traci has been honoured with PMJA's Leo C. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.
She has also worked as a producer and writer on a number of award-winning special projects such as Across Women’s Lives; Democracy Undone with The Ground Truth; and Shape of Texas with KERA - North Texas Broadcasting.
Traci was part of the original team that created and launched “The World”, an award-winning co-production between the BBC World Service, WGBH Boston and Public Radio International. The show is networked across the USA bringing global news tailored to an American audience. It started as an ambitious experiment and is now a long-running success story.
For more than three decades, Traci led several radio training projects for journalists of colour across the country.
And for nearly 15 years has been the managing editor for NPR's Next Generation Radio project -- a multimedia professional development program for the next generation of public media journalists.
Traci has worked from Honolulu to Dallas to Boston ... from London to Nairobi ... from Sierra Leone to the Philippines ... and throughout Oceania.
She's interviewed deposed dictators, future US presidents, Kim Phuc, the Napalm girl from Vietnam, the real Jane Roe, and the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Traci's had the good fortune to cover a lot of meaningful and exciting news.
But the truth is, she's rather be on the water paddling on her outrigger canoe or with her Dragon Boat team.