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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Baltimore Officer Recorded Beating Man Resigns After Video Goes Viral

The community is demanding accountability after a Baltimore Police officer was caught on camera attacking a man on a sidewalk.


Moonrise Festival Organizers Focused On Safety Ahead Of 2-Day Event

Baltimore’s largest outdoor concert kicks off this weekend.


Civic Works Americorps Transforms Lots To Gardens

Baltimore is being recognized for its dedication to community service and has recently been named the number one city for producing Americorps members.


Maryland Lottery And Casinos Break Records This Fiscal Year

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that traditional lottery ticket sales and the state’s six casinos combined to contribute $1.252 billion to Maryland’s economy.


Ocean City Says Women Going Topless On Beach Is ‘Unpalatable’

Attorneys for a Maryland beach town say that while not everyone is offended by women going topless, it’s seen as “unpalatable” by society.


Baltimore Adding 37 New Traffic Cameras Throughout The City

Baltimore is increasing traffic safety with three dozen new camera locations.


Md. First Responders Prepare For Active School Shooter

An active shooter drill was held at a Bel Air high school on Sunday to coordinate a response plan among first responders.


Anne Arundel County K-9 Unit Uses Scentlogix To Fight Opioid Crisis

The K-9 unit is a crucial component in the fight against drugs. In 2015, Anne Arundel County started using Scentlogix to train their dogs, a change that made them more successful on the street.


Ravens Mascot Poe Helps Kids Get Ready For Back To School

While the Ravens get ready for their football season to start, mascot Poe is helping students prepare to go back to school.


Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds

According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016.


Summer Camp In Baltimore For Aspiring Broadway Stars

A special summer camp is teaching students how to prepare for a career in the theatre.


Maryland Zoo Welcomes Two Piglets To Their Farmyard

The Maryland Zoo welcomes two new additions to their zoo, two Kunekune pigs named Wilbur and Orville. 


Everyman Theatre Celebrates Favorite Broadway Songs With New Show

A summer cabaret at Everyman Theatre features two of Broadway’s biggest stars singing showtune classics from more than a dozen productions.


Md. Native Travis Pastrana Completes Three Evel Knievel Stunts

Maryland’s own x-games star Travis Pastrana completes three of Evel Knievel’s most outrageous stunts in just three hours.


Md. On Pace For One Of Deadliest Boating Years In Recent History

There have been 11 boating fatalities off the Maryland shores so far this year, so police are stepping up efforts to keep boaters safe during the busy season. 


Ocean City Foundation Provides Sick Children An Escape From Reality

One group in Ocean City is providing hope and comfort to families caring for children battling life-threatening illnesses.


Ocean City Businesses Reap Benefits Of Large Crowds During July 4th

Thousands are celebrating the Fourth of July in Ocean City this week and businesses are banking on the holiday crowd to kick off their peak season.


Baltimore Offering Free Meals This Summer For City Youth

Baltimore is promising to keep city youth healthy with a summer commitment to serve more than one million meals.


Mayor’s Scholars Program Offering Free Tuition For Baltimore Students

Hundreds of Baltimore students will be going to college for free this fall as part of the Mayor’s Scholars Program.


Md. Orthodontist Has Unique Policy For Kids Who Lose Their Retainer

An orthodontist in Harford County is encouraging his patients to get creative when they lose their retainer by giving them a fun assignment.


Fire Crews Rescue Mother, 3-Year-Old From Burning Home

A mother and her toddler were rescued from their burning home in Prince George’s County.


Md. Teen Set To Appear In Nationally Televised Concert

A local teen will be representing Maryland in a national concert next year.


‘On Your Feet’ Musical Focused On Gloria Estefan Arrives In Baltimore

The musical “On Your Feet,” focused on international star Gloria Estefan, has arrived in Baltimore.


BARCS Out Of Space, Waiving Application Fees

BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is full to capacity. The shelter says it took in 108 animals in 24 hours and doesn’t have enough room for them all.


Baltimore Co. Opens Recovery Center To Help Flooding Victims

This weekend, Baltimore County is offering a one-stop shop for residents and business owners to get information on everything from rebuilding to insurance coverage to emergency supplies.


Ocean City Beach Patrol Out In Full Force For Summer 2018

The Ocean City Beach Patrol is out in full force, and they’re reminding beach goers if they have a question or concern to ask a life guard.


Ocean City Calling For ‘Strawless Summer’ To Protect Environment

Ocean City is asking visitors to stop using plastic straws this summer in an effort to protect beaches and cut down on pollution.


Memorial Day Weekend Officially Kicks Off Ocean City’s Summer Season

Every year, Ocean City welcomes about 8 million visitors, a bulk of that is during the summer.


National Aquarium Opening New Facility To Care For Their Animals

The National Aquarium has a new facility to care for their animals.


D.C. Teacher Inspires Students With Field Trip To His Graduation In Baltimore

A D.C. teacher turned his graduation ceremony in Baltimore into an inspirational field trip for his entire third-grade class.


Airbnb Regulation Talks Reignited After Successful Preakness Weekend

The Baltimore City Council is currently reviewing a bill that would propose regulations on Airbnb’s, but some Airbnb hosts say some of the regulations could jeopardize their business.


Baltimore Makes List Of Fittest Cities In The US

Baltimore has made the list of the fittest cities in America.


Heart Of The School Awards Helping Baltimore Principals Improve Their Schools

The Fund for Educational Excellence is hosting their third award show to honor Baltimore’s outstanding principals.


Second Chances Program Develops Inmates’ Skills To Reenter Society

A farm in Carroll County pairs retired or injured racehorses with inmates to develop skills for re-entry into society, as well as trust and unconditional love.


BGE Holds Annual Event Emphasizing Dangers Of Distracted Driving

BGE partnered with local safety organizations and the Baltimore County Police Department to drive home their message of safety.


Police Sgt. Who Ran Corrupt Gun Unit Sentenced To 15 Years

A former member of the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced Friday in the corruption case.


Drivers Being Reminded To Share The Road As More Motorcyclists Hit The Road

Authorities are warning drivers to be aware of an increase in motorcyclists with this warmer weather.


CDC: Insect-Borne Illnesses On The Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public that dangerous insect-borne illnesses are on the rise.


Downtown Columbia To Be Redeveloped Into Technology Hub

Howard County is transforming its community, breaking ground on the first mix-use neighborhood to redevelop downtown Columbia.


Experts Warning Of Dangers Of Leaving Kids In Hot Cars

With the unusual heat wave, health and safety experts are warning parents about the dangers of leaving a child alone in a hot car.


Man In Critical Condition After Being Rescued From Trench

A man is in critical condition after being rescued from a Harford County trench Wednesday.


Gala Honors Maryland’s First Responders, Medical Professionals

A special ceremony in Baltimore on Friday celebrated the skilled men and women who save the most critically injured.


1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Harford County

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Harford County is now up and running.


UMD Welcoming Thousands To Their Campus For Annual Maryland Day Event

The University of Maryland will welcome thousands of visitors to its campus for an all-day celebration.


More People Died In 2017 On Md. Roadways Than In 2016

In 2017, 557 people were killed on Maryland’s roadways.


Dazzling Fireworks Display Set To Light Up Sky For Light City Finale

This weekend marks a thrilling end to Baltimore’s third Light City, complete with a spectacular fireworks show for the grand finale Saturday night.


Light City Baltimore 2018 Attracts Artists Worldwide

Baltimore’s Light City attracts artists from around the globe.


Verletta White Named 1st Female Superintendent Of Baltimore Co. Public Schools

The Baltimore County School Board has voted in Verletta White as the permanent superintendent.


The Port Of Baltimore Is Celebrating Record Year

The Port of Baltimore is celebrating a record year.


Allergy Season In Maryland Expected To Spike

With the arrival of spring and warm weather comes seasonal allergies, and experts predict next week will be the worst so far this year.


Amazon Invites Local Students To Tour Fulfillment Center For National Robotics Week

Amazon celebrated National Robotics Week by taking more than a hundred local students on a tour of the company’s fulfillment center in Baltimore.


Group Behind Light City’s Charlie The Peacock Unveils New Animal

For the third year, Baltimore will be transformed into a sparkling city.


Baltimore Farmers’ Market Return For 2018 Season

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar is back for its 41st season.


Great Mills School Shooting Survivor Meets Favorite Rapper In Surprise Visit

A 14-year-old who was shot in the leg last month at Great Mills High School got a special surprise: a chance to meet his favorite rapper.


Baltimore’s Unique Neighborhoods Display Art Ahead Of Light City

Back for its third year, Light City is planning for more lights and more love.


Can You Find Charlie As The Light City Icon Tours Baltimore Neighborhoods?

Light City is getting ready to transform Baltimore for the third year in a row, and this year promises to be even bigger and brighter.


How People Across Baltimore Are Celebrating Easter Sunday

Millions of Christians around the world celebrated Resurrection Sunday, and Christians across Baltimore celebrated Easter with music and prayers.


Baltimore Homicide Victims Honored Through Scholarships For City Youth

Two women affected by Baltimore’s gun violence have created scholarships in an effort to break the cycle and provide the youth with an opportunity to succeed.


Suspect Wanted For 5 Burglaries In South Baltimore

Baltimore Police are searching for a suspect they say is responsible for at least five commercial burglaries.


AAA: Motorists Are Most Fearful Of Distracted Driving

An AAA study found that motorist are most fearful of distracted driving. Even more than aggressive, drunk and or drugged drivers.


Orioles To Celebrate Birdland Community Service Heroes At Opening Day

Participants in the Birdland Community Heroes Program will be honored Thursday for generously serving others.


‘Blessing Of The City’ Calls For Peace, Healing In Baltimore

Palm Sunday brought prayers to heal Baltimore through an annual event to call for peace.


‘March For Our Lives’ Protesters In Baltimore Call For Gun Reform And Safer Schools, Communities

The March For Our Lives rallied hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S., including thousands of marchers in Baltimore.


Burglars Steal Carnival Rides That Were To Be Donated To Children’s Hospital

Baltimore police are investigating the burglary of an antique warehouse where detectives say the stolen items include two small carnival rides.


‘Morrell Park Projected’ Shows Off Filmmaking Skills Of Baltimore Students

A talented group of young Baltimore filmmakers will debut their first film Thursday night.


AAA Warns Of Driving Dangers Due To Daylight Saving Time

As we spring ahead, experts recommend driver use extra caution while on the roads.


Former Confederate Site In Baltimore Rededicated To Harriet Tubman

Baltimore celebrated Harriet Tubman Day by rededicating Wyman Park Dell, which was once a Confederate site.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra To Showcase Broadway Talent

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be showcasing three Broadway stars this weekend for a special performance.


Thousands Of BGE Customers Still Without Power Following Wind Storm

Tens of thousands of BGE customers remain without power following the whipping winds on Friday.


Maryland Wine Month Celebrates State’s Growing Industry

The entire month of March is dedicated to the state’s wineries and abundant selection.


Baltimore Co. Police Renew Efforts To Solve 1996 Murder Of Towson Student

Detectives are working to find the suspect who killed a Towson University student more than two decades ago.


D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Expected To Hit Peak Bloom March 17-20

Officials announced today that D.C.’s famous cherry trees are expected to hit peak bloom March 17 through March 20.


Baltimore Ceasefire Group Will Keep Asking Fellow Residents To Stop The Killing

The grassroots Baltimore Ceasefire movement is trying to stop the violence in Baltimore, one weekend at a time.


Ravens, Under Armour Team Up To Invest In Baltimore Student-Athletes

The Ravens and Under Armour are collaborating to provide funding for uniforms, athletic facilities and sports programs for Baltimore schools.


Black History Month Event In Hanover Honors Work Of Local Community Leaders

In celebration of Black History Month, 10 business and community leaders were recognized for their contributions at a special ceremony held at the Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland.


Baltimore Nonprofit Therapy Dog Organization Needs More Volunteers

National Capital Therapy Dogs is a regional nonprofit that goes into hospitals and nursing homes to help comfort patients with dogs and their handlers.


Marylanders Are Out Enjoying The Warm Temperatures

With this warm-up, many people are out enjoying the weather while it lasts.


Lyft, Baltimore Bike Share Collaborate To Offer Five Bicycle Locations

The rideshare program Lyft is teaming up with Baltimore Bike Share to offer new transportation opportunities.


BGE Crews Head To Puerto Rico To Aid In Hurricane Relief

BGE crews are on their way to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery efforts in the wake of September’s devastating hurricane.


Bill Would Add Pink As Safety Color For Maryland Hunters

A new bill going through the legislature would add pink as a safety color for hunters hers in Maryland.


Business Is Booming For Baltimore Businesses On Valentine’s Day

Local businesses are cashing in on Valentine’s Day. 


Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect In Maryland

Maryland’s new sick leave policy has gone into effect.


Md. National Guard Holds Response Training For Chemical Attacks

The Maryland National Guard’s 231st chemical company conducted a joint training with first responders in Carroll County on Saturday.


Rapper J. Cole Donates $10,000 To Baltimore Grassroots Organization

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s charity campaign is raising money for the Baltimore grassroots organization “Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.”


In The Market For A New Car? The Motor Trend International Auto Show Is The Place To Be

It’s a car lover’s playground, 500 new cars are parked at the Baltimore Convention Center with experts at every station to answer your auto questions.


Maryland Live! Opening Luxury Hotel, Hiring For 500 Positions

Maryland Live! Casino is expanding with a brand new luxury hotel.


Battle Of The Ads: Which Super Bowl Commercial Will Viewers Love?

It’s considered one of the biggest marketing opportunities of the year and will cost companies about $5 million for a 30-second spot.


Local Students Share What They Learned On Civil Rights Trip Through The South

A meaningful trip for a group of high school students in our area, as they just completed a week long civil rights trip through the South.


Port Of Baltimore To Offer Service To Australia, New Zealand

The Port of Baltimore is expanding their services.


Potential Homebuyers Flock To Baltimore Event To Tour Neighborhoods, Learn About Incentives

Hundreds of interested homebuyers attended an event in downtown Baltimore on Saturday to learn about the perks of city living.


Ravens’ Justin Tucker Wins NFL’s Most Valuable Performer, Donates Winnings To Baltimore School

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has been crowned the NFL’s Most Valuable Performer — beating out other players competing in an interactive talent show that aired Thursday night on CBS. The kicker chose to donate his $50,000 prize to the Baltimore School for the Arts.


2 MICA Filmmakers Nominated For 90th Academy Awards

Two married faculty members of the Maryland Institute College of Art have been nominated for an Oscar for their animated short film.


AAA: More Americans Willing To Use Self-Driving Cars

A recent AAA survey found that more Americans are willing to use self-driving cars.


University of Maryland Enlists Mascot, Marching Band To Deliver Acceptance Letters

The University of Maryland is notifying a few new students with an impressive gesture, as they’re delivering acceptance letters with a huge welcome crew.


BWI Continues To See Record Number Of Passengers; Adds Boost To Local Economy

For the third consecutive year, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport saw a record number of passengers, and they continue to be the busiest airport in the region.


Google App Matches Your Face To A Famous Painting

A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app reveals how a picture of your face may resemble a historical painting.


‘Get Off The Corner, Go To School’; Video Shows Mayor Pugh Finding Child On Street During School Hours

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh had a stern message for a young boy caught ditching school, but was also able to offer him some help.


With Temporary Protected Status Removed For Salvadorans, Immigrants In Maryland Face Deportation

The Department of Homeland Security decided on Jan. 8 to end “temporary protected status,” or TPS, for Salvadorans. Now local organizations are stepping in to answer questions from those affected.


Baltimore Chef Beats Bobby Flay In Food Network Competition

A Baltimore chef makes an appearance on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay” and he did just that using a family recipe.


Correctional Officers Among 18 Indicted In Prison Smuggling Investigation

Two correctional officers were among 18 indicted as part of a year-long investigation into a smuggling ring at a Maryland prison.