Tracee Wilkins
Tracee Wilkins, News4 Investigative Reporter

Tracee Wilkins is an investigative reporter with the News4 I-Team. She has won an Edward R. Murrow Award, multiple Emmy awards and an AP award. Wilkins was also the 2022 Journalist of the Year for the Washington Association of Black Journalists.

Since joining NBC4 in 2003, Wilkins has covered presidential inaugurations and has moderated gubernatorial debates and many other major events in the Washington, D.C. area. Her reporting has been picked up by national news operations including MSNBC, Discovery ID and TV One. She has also been featured in Washingtonian magazine.

For 12 years, Wilkins served as News4’s first Prince George’s County Bureau chief. Her reporting broke multiple stories including the exposure of discriminatory behavior in police agencies which resulted in policy and leadership changes. She also took great pride in highlighting positive stories from all corners of the county.

Wilkins’ journalism career began at NBC4, where she was an intern, a production assistant and a news writer before she moved to her first reporting job at WCBI in Columbus, Mississippi. There, she earned an Associated Press award for her general news reporting. After a stop at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she was recognized with several awards for government reporting and was dispatched to D.C. to cover the Sept. 11 attacks, Wilkins returned home.

Having operated a teen-mentoring group for several years, Wilkins has received awards for her philanthropic work, including DC’s Invest’s 40 Under 40 and the Prince George’s Social Innovation Fund’s Wayne K. Curry Forever 41 Award.

She is a member of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), where she has served as a conference presenter. Wilkins also serves in leadership roles on local and national boards for the SAG-AFTRA union. 

Wilkins was raised in Beltsville, Maryland, and graduated from High Point High School and Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C., where they are raising their two children. 

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