Tracee Wilkins, News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief

Tracee Wilkins

Tracee Wilkins is the Prince George’s County Bureau Chief for News4 and an Emmy award-winning reporter. 

Wilkins’ roots run deep in Prince George’s County. She was raised in Beltsville and graduated from High Point High School. She was a News4 intern, and after graduating from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, she returned to NBC4 as a production assistant and later a news writer.

As Bureau Chief, Wilkins has moderated Gubernatorial debates, covered U.S., state, and local elections and politics. Her investigations have exposed discriminatory behavior in police agencies igniting policy and leadership changes. Wilkins also covers land use, education, and crimes impacting county residents.

Her coverage has led to national TV appearances on MSNBC, Discovery ID, TV One, and a feature in Washingtonian magazine. 

Wilkins’ first reporting job was at WCBI-TV in Columbus, MS where she earned an Associated Press award for her general news reporting. From Columbus, Wilkins headed east to serve as the government reporter and fill-in anchor at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC where she earned several awards and an Emmy nomination. While working in Greensboro, Wilkins was dispatched to WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. to cover the September 11th attack at The Pentagon.

Having operated a teen-mentoring group for several years, she’s received awards for her philanthropic work including 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, Inc., Vice President of the SAG-AFTRA Washington Mid Atlantic Board, Vice-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Broadcast Steering Committee, member of IRE, RTNDA, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Wilkins and her husband have two children.

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