Tracie Strahan
Tracie Strahan

Award-winning journalist Tracie Strahan is a breaking news and general assignment reporter who regularly appears on Today in New York. She also has hosted “Positively Black” – NBC 4 New York’s long-running Public Affairs program that won a 2014 “New York National Association of Black Journalists” award for best programming. The program highlights health and education issues, social and cultural programs and services, as well as community leaders who are making a difference in the African American community.

Strahan’s commitment to journalistic excellence was recognized with a National Emmy® and Edward R. Murrow award in conjunction with NBC 4 New York’s continuing coverage of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The recipient of the prestigious Newswomen Club of New York’s 2014 “Front Page” award for breaking news coverage, Strahan has also been awarded two New York Emmy® awards for top live television news reporter (2012) and for team news coverage (2019).

Strahan’s reporting was a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January, 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.” The duPont has long been recognized as the broadcast, documentary and on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University.

She was recognized in the 2008 edition of "Television Week" magazine as one of the next generation of "Television News Stars,” and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awarded her the Michele Clark Fellowship, recognizing the achievements of young, promising, minority professionals in television or radio news.

Strahan joined News 4 New York from CBS Newspath where she covered news for all CBS stations nationwide. She has worked as a news anchor for MTVU, a branch of MTV serving college campuses and was a Reporter/Producer for WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. She began her career in broadcasting as a news production assistant for 1010 WINS radio in New York while still in college.

A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Strahan earned 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. Strahan resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.

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