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Experienced broadcast producer to lead Lumina's media outreach

INDIANAPOLIS—Lumina Foundation has named Tracy Chen, vice president of broadcast operations at Grow INdiana Media Ventures and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning weekly TV show Inside INdiana Business, to the newly created position of director of media strategy.

In her role, Chen will lead Lumina’s efforts nationally to broaden coverage of the need for 60 percent of adults in the United States to have college degrees and other credentials of value by 2025. She will join the foundation on March 4.

“Tracy will make a great addition to the communications team. In her 10 years at Inside INdiana Business, which airs statewide on 15 commercial and PBS stations, she shaped the show’s coverage of higher education, workforce, and economic development issues,” said Holly McKiernan, Lumina’s acting chief executive and executive vice president. “Tracy brings a wealth of experience doing everything from writing and editing scripts and e-newsletters to overseeing video production and producing Emmy-winning, in-depth segments while managing a team of seven TV and web producers, reporters, and writers.”

Prior to Inside INdiana Business, Chen worked for WISH-TV, then the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, where she produced the station’s morning show, and was a writer-producer for CBS-owned-and-operated KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. She also worked as a freelance producer for The Early Show on CBS. Chen is from Chicago and earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she majored in broadcast journalism with a concentration in Spanish.

About Lumina Foundation:
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. The foundation envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Lumina’s goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Kate Snedeker, Lumina Foundation

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