While attending the University of Kansas, Tracy received a Society of Professional Journalists award for online sports reporting and two first-place awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for her newscasts. After graduation, she worked in Kansas City at WDAF-TV (FOX) where she produced morning and weekend newscasts.
While still in high school Tracy got her first taste of working in TV through a mentorship with long-time WCCO-TV reporter Darcy Pohland. Now at WCCO, she writes newscasts and field produces many feature stories for TV.
A life-long Minnesota sports fan, Tracy is adamant about rooting for the home team. During the summer she’s at Target Field getting unique stories for the Twins Blog. From a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive room to sharing importance of ALS day, she finds unique stories about the players and happenings at the ball park.
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Now that the Wild’s season is over, the players assumably have a lot of time on their hands. They took a few weeks off and are back in the grind of working out and preparing to condition for the next season.
This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.
Twenty years ago, we were introduced to characters like Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Smalls, Squints, Ham and Yeah-Yeah. They were far from a pack of superheroes; just neighborhood kids trying to stay out of trouble while playing baseball.
Monday should have marked the 10th home game for the Twins this season. Instead, it marks the third postponed game at Target Field in 2013.
They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.
42 is a reminder of how we’ve progressed as a sport and a nation. When it ended I felt moved and inspired, but a part of me was also a little sad.
Peter Nelson and I had the pleasure of eating our way through Target Field’s new food tasting event. In keeping with the baseball theme, here’s a line up of our favorites …
A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.
Pop quiz, Twins Blog readers! How many games are there in a full Major League Baseball season?
The Minnesota Twins spent the past week warming up their fans with the 53rd Winter Caravan. Friday kicks off the annual TwinsFest at the Metrodome. During a stop in St. Paul, pitchers Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing told me the caravan is more than a chance to meet the fans.
The Minnesota Twins are loading onto their buses this week for the annual winter caravan, crisscrossing Twins Territory to visit 50 communities.
Thousands of the big black birds are suddenly being spotted in the Twin Cities, perching on trees and blanketing the sky.
Between the Vikings and the Wild, Minnesota sports fans have had their fill of drama and celebration this weekend.
This week, we’re reminded to be thankful for the people and things we have in our lives. Two moms who are thankful for their own blessings are helping new families have a little easier time this holiday season.
A veteran who was out celebrating Veterans Day with friends says he has no idea why a group of strangers viciously attacked him.
Football Sunday across the border in Wisconsin means green and gold, but, in Hudson, the focus this week wasn’t only on the game. The focus was on helping Hurricane Sandy victims.
Windy weather overnight got in the way of firefighters, trying to put out fires at two multi million-dollar lakeside homes. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire in the 200 block of Park Avenue in Mahtomedi.
Ramsey firefighters say a man, who didn’t hesitate to save a woman he didn’t know, is a hero.
It may be summer break, but some teachers were back in the classroom Tuesday. This time, they were the students — learning how to best integrate technology into their lesson plans.
Food trucks have been big business in the Twin Cities for two years now, but a new type of business is rolling onto a street near you: Fashion trucks.
I’ve been known to make some rash decisions in my life. I’ve sled down Suicide Hill on a metal lunch tray. I’ve worn white after Labor Day. And one time, I didn’t wait 30 minutes before swimming.
Life doesn’t always go according to plan. After more than 20 years in the mortgage business, Carol Hasbrouck found herself without a job.
A Minneapolis cupcake chef has just been crowned Food Network’s Cupcake Wars champion. It’s no surprise for fans of the Cupcake shop along University Avenue in Minneapolis. Now, its owner, Kevin VanDeraa, is enjoying the sweet taste of success.
He’s arguably been the most popular player with the Twins for the last decade, but he’s never been in the starting lineup.
From the sounds for sniffles and sneezes, you can hear: Spring is in the air! Along with our earlier-than-normal spring, allergy symptoms are appearing earlier, too.