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.
Conflict & Justice
When news that Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained in Seattle became public this week, a shiver went up the spines of hundreds of thousands of people. Juan Escalante says the fear is really — but it's time to prepare.
Arts, Culture & Media
Chicago-based singer Zeshan Bagewadi, better known as Zeshan B, has embraced the music his Indian father introduced him to: soul, gospel and R&B.
Conflict & Justice
The safety and security of Americans is first and foremost, says Hossein Khorram, who supported Trump as a Republican delegate from Washington.
Britons are having a tough time shopping for vegetables. Lettuce, broccoli and zucchini are among the greens in short supply — so short that supermarkets are rationing them.
A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea has told the BBC in an exclusive interview that he has no regrets. Thae Yong-ho was Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before he defected in the summer. He and his family are now under the South Korean government's protection.