Traci Tong

Traci Tong was part of the original team that created and launched The World in 1996. Currently, she is a producer and director of the daily live show. Her job is to find that perfect person to tell her story for the show's global audience. 

Over the years, Traci has worked from Honolulu to Dallas to Boston ... from London to Nairobi ... from Sierra Leone to the Philippines ... and throughout Oceania. 

She has sat for interviews with deposed dictators, future US presidents, the real Jane Roe and the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Traci also serves as the managing editor with NPR's multimedia professional development program, NextGenRadio, for a new generation of multimedia journalists.

Although the truth is, she would rather be on the water with her standup paddleboard or paddling on a Dragonboat.