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.
Please share your story ideas with her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter @partray.
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.
The Minnesota Twins take the field for their first game on Saturday. While it’s only a spring training game, it could be a good indicator for how the team will play this season.
At 10 years old, Jayvion Jones has never won an award — until now. St. Paul Police recognized the 5th grader’s heroic actions with a special ceremony Wednesday.
Its been nearly five decades since Beatle-mania took over the world. Now the Beatles are back in a big way. This time, they’re getting a Minnesota twist.
The holidays are upon us and no matter what religion you celebrate, there are a few unifying traditions. One of them is gifts. I am someone who likes to buy unique gifts — not whatever the hot holiday item is.
Despite the dismal showing by most of the team and a “perfect storm of injuries,” there were some lessons to be learned: Superheroes can lose their super powers.
At 91 years old, Gertrude “Gertie” Nelson decided it was about time she checked skydiving off her bucket list.
Are you over of the Twins 2011 season? Have the wounds from repeated injuries and losses got you down? Have you already packed up your Twins gear? Then it’s time to look ahead to 2012!
When the Twin Towers fell 10 years ago on Sept. 11, Americans reacted in ways they’ll never forget. For some, the sight of the twisted metal, debris and flames brought on heartache and confusion. But for others, it sparked a call to action.
The lush green grass of the outfield is one of the first things you notice when walking into Target Field. It certainly doesn’t groom itself. It’s the labor of love that seven dedicated men call their office.
At 2 years old, MJ Huss is just a few inches taller than his older sister Olivia’s baseball bat.
The Twins have turned the page on the calendar, and turned the corner on their season.
Baseball is a game of numbers. Three strikes. Three outs. Nine innings. But there are many more numbers needed to keep score.