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Tracy Ziemer has worked as a freelancer and staff writer and editor for various newspapers, magazines and broadcast and online media.

Ziemer’s work has appeared in Glamour,, Time Out New York magazine, New York Post, New York Times, CosmoGirl!, Consumer Reports ShopSmart, Albuquerque The Magazine, BUST magazine, and other publications.

She has been a freelance editor for Food & Wine online and an editorial intern for Milwaukee Magazine, and she worked as a researcher for the ESPN show “2 Minute Drill” and ESPN The Magazine.

As a senior producer at Consumer Reports WebWatch, Ziemer managed the editorial content of the website, including editing investigative columns and several long-form research reports. She spoke at the 2003 Consumers International World Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, and edited a Consumer Reports WebWatch article on spyware that was a finalist for an Online News Association award in 2003.

As a sports producer at, Ziemer coordinated the planning and execution of coverage of major sports news stories, such as the 2000 Summer Olympics, the Rae Carruth murder trial and Super Bowl XXXV. While at, Ziemer also contributed to other major news stories, such as the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

She worked for four years for The Pew Charitable Trusts, then one of the nation's largest foundations. As special assistant to the president, she coordinated writing and research projects for the president, prepared communication materials for the board of directors, and spearheaded a set of capital grants worth $10 million to celebrate Pew’s 50th anniversary.

Ziemer graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1999 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in professional communication from Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1994, where she was a Wingspread Fellow and a writing tutor.

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