Tracy Brown

Chief Content Officer
Tracy Brown is WBEZ’s Chief Content Officer, where she leads the station’s news operation of more than 40 editors, reporters and producers for both online and broadcast. Tracy oversees editorial decisions regarding enterprise, investigations, daily news and special projects. She joined WBEZ in 2019 as Managing Editor.

A newsroom leader and journalist for more than 25 years, her career includes stints at award-winning newsrooms across the country. Prior to coming to WBEZ, she was deputy managing editor at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, where she oversaw the newspaper’s daily digital operation, features, education, food & dining, and the daily and Sunday print editions. Prior to that, she was the newspaper’s Page One editor, making decisions about the most important news of the day. She also co-created the AJC’s award-winning narrative series Personal Journeys.

For more than a decade, she worked at The Dallas Morning News in Texas, in addition to stints at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Tracy is a member for the UGA’s alumni board for the Grady College of Journalism. 

She is a personal mentor to more than a half-dozen students and young journalists. She is a proud Howard University mom to one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys theater and travelling abroad with friends — and around the country, where she is quickly closing in on her bucket-list goal of visiting all 50 states.