Tracey Leong

Leong Tracey Bio 175x131Tracey Leong joined the WJZ news team in July 2014 as a general assignment reporter.

Her journalism career began in Southern California, where she was born and raised. She worked as an intern at KABC and an editorial assistant at KNBC in Los Angeles. Tracey then reported for the Los Angeles Metro System and Crown City News. She went on to anchor and report at KIEM in Eureka, Calif. and KRCR in Redding, Calif.

Tracey completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly Pomona in communication studies and Hunter College in New York. Tracey got a taste of the entertainment business working on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” She worked with the staff of Congressman Adam Schiff and contemplated a career in law or politics. Tracey is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association.

Tracey’s experience also includes teaching in China and in her mother’s kindergarten classroom. She’s an active volunteer at animal shelters, loves traveling the world and exploring the outdoors with her chocolate lab, Molly. She enjoys meeting new people, so say hi when you see her out and about.

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Former KKK Member Turned Catholic Priest Apologizes To Black Family For Cross Burning

William Aitcheson placed a burning cross in front of an African American couple’s Maryland home in 1977, and now, forty years later, the couple says an apology is simply not enough.


Maryland Man Drives Halfway Across U.S. To Return Woman’s Dog

One Maryland man drove 20 hours, halfway across the country to return a woman’s dog.


Study: Birth Control Increases Woman’s Risk For Breast Cancer By 20 Percent

Birth control pills or contraceptive devices can slightly increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer by about 20 percent, according to a medical study.


Coin Worth More Than $1,000 Found In Md. Salvation Army Kettle

A rare coin dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle in Montgomery County is worth between $1,300 and $1,700, the organization says.


There’s Already A Shortage Of Medical Marijuana In Maryland

Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries have almost completely run out of their supply within days of opening.


Queen Anne’s County Launches Proactive Program To Combat Active Church Shooting

The “Church Watch” program involves church leaders and law enforcement who work together to create a plan in case disaster strikes.


Shortage In Christmas Trees Causing Prices To Climb Across Country

Experts say the country’s tree supply is less bountiful. The shortage is causing tree retailers to pay extra to fill their lots which increases the average price about 10 percent compared to last year.


Anne Arundel Co. Gov’t Makes Sexual Harassment Training Required For All Levels; Including Volunteers

Anne Arundel County is revamping their current program to drive home their Zero Tolerance Policy at all levels of government.


Md. Woman Injured In Vegas Shooting Out Of Hospital, Birthday Fundraiser Held At Greene Turtle

The Maryland woman injured in the Las Vegas massacre in October continues to make strides in her recovery.


Several Local Cast Members Starring In Disney’s The Lion King At The Hippodrome

The hit musical also has several cast members with Maryland ties.


AAA: Record Number Of Travelers For Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

A record number of people will have traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA. They say it is the highest number since 2005.


Small Business Saturday Has Big Impact On Communities

Experts predict 164 million Americans will shop this Thanksgiving weekend.



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