Tracy Brown is WBEZ’s Managing Editor, where she leads the station’s news operation of more than 40 editors, reporters and producers.
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 her “hometown” paper, 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 as a deputy news editor and deputy arts editor. She has also worked as a journalist 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, where she is the chair of the mentoring committee.
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.