Journalist and Leadership Initiative Fellow, USC Annenberg
Traci Lee is an award-winning producer with experience in journalism, digital media, and video/film production. She is currently a freelance journalist and a 2019-2020 Annenberg Leadership Initiative Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.
Most recently, she oversaw NBC Asian America at NBC News Digital, which included supervising the production of multiple web series and documentaries that have screened nationally. Her work experience also includes helping to launch MSNBC.com, the cable channel’s first website; working with anchors and producers to build social media profiles, develop strategies for effectively using digital platforms, and engage audiences through new media; and reporting and blogging about culture and politics for MSNBC throughout the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.
Recognition for her work includes: the Southern California Journalism Awards, the New Media Broadcast Executive Award at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner, the OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award, and the Asian American Journalists Association.
Her bylines have appeared at NBC News, MSNBC, Teen Vogue, The Cut, and Bustle. She is an outspoken advocate for alopecia awareness and also the co-host and producer of Dawson’s Speak: A Podcast About Dawson’s Creek.