Tracie Savage, a versatile ANCHOR/REPORTER has worked in broadcast journalism in Los Angeles since 1991. Since then, she has covered nearly every major news story, both local and from around the world. She has reported LIVE from the scene of BREAKING NEWS, from floods to fires to riots. She is a skilled, multimedia journalist, who has worked for TV, RADIO, and ONLINE news organizations. She has done it all.
Savage currently is an assistant professor at Pierce College, where she teaches journalism, broadcasting and multimedia classes.
Prior to being hired as a full-time instructor at Pierce, in fall 2015, Savage worked as an adjunct professor at USC-Annenberg School of Journalism, Santa Monica College and LA Valley College teaching journalism, media studies, and film production. For more than a decade, She also produced and hosted an issues-oriented TV talk-show for CityChannel10 in West Hollywood, called #Trending.
From 2010 to 2014, Savage could be seen LIVE every morning on Time Warner Cable, Channel 101, broadcasting “Beat the Traffic”.
From 2001 to 2009, you could hear Savage daily on KFWB Radio, as the Afternoon Drive News Anchor. She also produced and hosted an LA Dodger’s Pre-Game show for KFWB for 5 years. She earned a Golden Mike Award for Sports Reporting in her first year as a sports anchor.
By the time Tracie joined KFWB, she was already a household name in Southern California.
Savage spent 7 years at KNBC-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor. Before that, she worked at KCAL-TV for 4 years.
Savage was on the air the historic night Barack Obama was elected President and the day Michael Jackson died. She has produced a weekly entertainment segment, “Kids in the Biz” featuring a top Los Angeles Talent Agent, Judy Savage. She has reported on the aftermath of the 911 tragedy and the Bernard Madoff investment Scandal. She was the principal field reporter for the O.J. Simpson civil and criminal trials and the Heidi Fleiss trial, covering all three from opening to closing. She reported live from the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, which included the Olympic Park bombing and the hunt for a suspect. Savage also went on site to Oklahoma City following the 1995 bombing of the Federal Building.
Savage has interviewed some of the most well-known newsmakers of our time, including celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, sports stars such as Steve Garvey, and even former Presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
Savage has earned 4 LA Area Golden Mike Awards and 2 LA Area Emmy Awards. As a direct result of her work during the O.J. Simpson trial, and her refusal to reveal sources, she was honored with the “Bill Farr Award” by the US Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association in recognition of “professional journalistic integrity”.
Tracie Savage grew up in a “showbiz” family, doing her first TV commercial at the age of two. She went on to appear in numerous commercials, TV shows, and movies. Before heading off to college at the University of Michigan to pursue a journalism career, Savage co-starred in “Friday the 13th, Part 3.”