Ben Tracy

Ben Tracy, CBS News correspondent

Ben Tracy

CBS News

Ben Tracy is a CBS News foreign correspondent covering Asia and based in Beijing.

He reports for all CBS News platforms, including the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Since joining CBS News in 2008, Tracy has covered a wide range of national and international stories including the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio; massive wildfires in the Western U.S. and Canada; the 2014 hostage crisis in Sydney Australia; the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, as well as the Royal Wedding of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton in London the same year.  In 2016, Tracy traveled to Cuba to explore the increase in American tourism resulting from the lifting of travel restrictions. He also covered the historic drought in the Western United States, Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the east coast in 2012, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford in Tucson, Arizona.

Before joining CBS News, Tracy was a reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where he was a member of the station’s investigative team, covering major stories, such as the methamphetamine epidemic and the collapse of the 35W bridge.

During that time, he also was a contributor to CBS News’ “Saturday Early Show,” to which he brought his signature “Good Question” segment, started at WCCO-TV, to a national audience.

Prior to joining WCCO-TV, Tracy worked as a reporter at WISN-TV Milwaukee and WBAY-TV Green Bay, Wisc.

He is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards honoring excellence in broadcast news.

Tracy was born in St. Paul, Minn. He graduated from Marquette University with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He also earned a master’s degree in public service from Marquette University.