Traci Tong


Traci Tong was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and director of the daily live show. Her job is to find that perfect person to tell the story and then translate it for the American audience. 

Over the years, Traci has worked from Honolulu to Dallas to Boston ... from London to Nairobi ... from Sierra Leone to the Philippines ... and throughout Oceania. 

She has sat for interviews with deposed dictators, future US presidents, the Dalai Lama and the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Traci also serves as the managing editor with NPR's multimedia professional development program for a new generation of multimedia journalists.

Although, truth be told, she would rather be on the water with her standup paddle board or on a Dragonboat.



Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Will the travel ban and building a wall fix America's immigration problems?

President Trump's plans for a wall between Mexico and the United States and a travel ban against citizens from six Muslim-majority countries may not be the best way to fix the country's immigration laws. Immigration law professor David Martin, who helped shape immigration policy under the Clinton and Obama administrations, thinks Trump proposals are not the solution.