Emmy award-winning reporter Tracie Strahan reports for "Today in New York", the station's popular morning newscast, which airs 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays. Strahan has covered major stories in New York and nationwide including Hurricanes Irene and super storm Sandy, the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, Deutsche Bank fire, the midtown steam pipe explosion.
Tracie joined News 4 New York in June 2007. She also hosts “Positively Black,” a long running segment of NBC 4’s Public Affairs programming which highlights the people, issues, and events within the African-American community. Positively Black airs on “Weekend Today in New York,” and features Strahan’s interviews with notables such as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as issue-oriented pieces on African-American children & autism and the ongoing battle with obesity-related health issues, among others.
Prior to joining News 4 New York, Strahan was a CBS Newspath correspondent serving all CBS stations nationwide with reports and breaking news. She has worked as a news anchor for mtvU, a branch of MTV serving college campuses. Prior to that, she was a Reporter/Producer for WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Strahan began her career in broadcasting as a news production assistant for 1010 WINS radio in New York while still in college.
Strahan won a 2012 Emmy Award for best live reporting. She was honored in the November 2008 edition of "Television Week" magazine as being one of the next generations of "Television News Stars” and accepted the Michele Clark Fellowship from RTNDA, which recognizes the achievements of young, promising, minority professionals in television or radio news.
Strahan graduated from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the nation’s largest African American Sorority, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
She lives with her husband and son in New Jersey.