Tracee Wilkins is the Prince George’s County Bureau Chief for News4.
Wilkins’ roots run deep in Prince George’s County. She was raised in the Beltsville area and graduated from High Point High School. After graduating from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, Wilkins returned to the area as a production assistant and later a news writer for News4.
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. While working in Greensboro, Wilkins was dispatched to Washington to report on the September 11th attacks, both for that station and for WUSA-TV here in Washington.
An African American Studies minor in college, Wilkins traveled to Tanzania teaching African American History and wrote for the Arusha Times.
Wilkins is very active in the Washington-area community. In 2011, she was honored with the “40 Under 40” Award from the Envest Foundation for her philanthropic work in the Washington area. She founded and operated a teen-mentoring group called Girls R Talking for several years. She is a member of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Her other interests include running, biking, painting and golfing. She's currently writing her first novel.
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