Tracy Chen

Director of Media Strategy

Articles by Tracy

Tracy Chen is director of media strategy for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. In that role, she leads Lumina’s efforts nationally to broaden news coverage of Lumina’s issues.

Chen brings a wealth of experience, doing everything from writing and editing scripts and e-newsletters to overseeing video production and producing award-winning, in-depth segments while managing a team of seven TV and web producers, reporters, and writers. She came to Lumina from Grow INdiana Media Ventures, where she was vice president of broadcast operations and executive producer of the Emmy-winning weekly TV show InsideINdiana Business.

Prior to that, 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 earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she majored in broadcast journalism with a concentration in Spanish.

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I’m Asian-American, but hate affects everyone eventually, so let’s fix our problems together

Attacks on Asian-Americans have surged in the past year, one incident after another, until a man with a gun opened fire in an eight-victim shooting spree that only ended when police rammed the suspect’s car off the highway. Most of the victims were mothers, sisters, wives – but above all, fatally, Asian, seemingly the only qualification necessary to put them and other Americans in the crosshairs of today’s haters. I’m Asian, too, as is my husband, and like so many others we feel the smothering weight of this national sickness triggered by the perverse view that the haters have of others. Not people. Not fellow-Americans. But faceless others.