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Tracy Sabo

News Director

Published On: Jul 24 2013 01:12:25 PM AKDT
Updated On: Nov 12 2013 12:56:19 PM AKST

Tracy Sabo came to KTUU as News Director in 2012 and is thrilled to finally call Alaska "home."

Tracy's only passion larger than the state of Alaska is her dedication to  journalism. She believes firmly in the public's right to know and is energized by the challenges of great, visual storytelling. She's thrilled to lead a team of journalists at KTUU who share the same passion and a long tradition of excellence.

Tracy transitioned to Channel Two News following 19 years with CNN. She held various roles at CNN including Affiliate Editor, CNN Radio Anchor, Domestic Assignment Editor, Political Planning Editor, Bureau Assignment Manager, and Senior Field Producer.

Tracy has traveled across much of the world for leisure and has also traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, in her previous network roles.  She was on a number of CNN teams which were nationally recognized for journalistic achievement, including three prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, the 2008 Presidential Primary and Debates and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Tracy covered the Arab-Israeli conflict from the front lines in 2005 and the 2010 elections in Haiti following that nation's devastating earthquake. Tracy was temporarily based in Alaska while covering the 2008 vice presidential run of Gov. Sarah Palin and has covered the Iditarod  annually for CNN since 2010.

When not traveling on assignment, Tracy could often be found vacationing in Alaska. She says she lost count years ago on the number of Alaskan towns and villages that she's visited (from Little Diomede and Barrow to Skagway and Sitka and many others in between).

Tracy is a Communications and Political Science graduate of the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with additional study in Speech Communications at the University of California Los Angeles.  She is also a Fellow of the International Radio & Television Society.

In her free time, Tracy loves to explore Alaska's natural treasures, ski its slopes, photograph wildlife, and hike the state's many diverse trails.

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