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, Epicurious.com,
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 ABCNews.com, 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 ABCNews.com, Ziemer also contributed
to other major news stories, such as the 2000 U.S. presidential
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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