Traci comes to NCR from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she received a master’s degree in news reporting and magazine writing. She covered health and science, arts and culture and travel stories in Medill’s Chicago newsroom and also spent three months in their Washington, D.C., newsroom, where she covered Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. as well as various stories on Capitol Hill. Prior to Medill, Traci spent four years in Palermo, Italy (Sicily), teaching English. Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., she is happy to be back in the Midwest covering all things Catholic.

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