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Tracy Smith
Contributor, The Early Show

Channel One Network anchor and reporter Tracy Smith joins The Early Show every other Thursday as a contributor, reporting on issues that affect teenagers' lives.

Smith has reported on a wide variety of stories for Channel One, a news and informational show that airs in thousands of schools across the country. She has covered the neo-Nazis in Germany, the Jamestown, N.Y. HIV epidemic, Yitzhak Rabin's funeral in Israel, the civil war in Sudan, and the war in Chechnya from Grozny.

Some of the political personalities she has interviewed include: defense secretary to President Kennedy, Robert McNamara and former prime minister of Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev.

But that is not all--Smith has swum with sharks and flown on NASA's zero-gravity "Vomit Comet" and was able to keep herself together.

While at Channel One, Smith has been recognized numerous times for her excellent reporting and producing work..

She has seven National Educational Media Network awards, including a Golden Apple for her story on nuclear proliferation. From the Chicago International Film Festival, she received a Gold Hugo, for a story on abusive relationships. From the New York Festivals she won a Gold World Medal for her series on heroin, and she has received seven Telly Awards.

Prior to Channel One, Smith worked part-time as a reporter for KERO-TV, a CBS affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif. And she has also worked for the Chillicothe Evening News in Ohio.

Smith has a Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California and a bachelors degree in Print Journalism from Boston University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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