We had the pleasure of sitting down with Tracy Moore a few weeks back to chat and to say it was an incredible experience would be a true understatement. Though we find Tracy most times on our TV’s as the Host of CityLine, when you talk to her IRL she’s just as amazingly authentic and engaging. Check out the episode here.
Though Tracy makes it look easy, she has worked like crazy to make it to where she is today. With an honours degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Journalism, Tracy thought she was destined to be a foreign correspondent, on assignment in war-torn countries, serving the world hard hitting news. It was after years of working her way up and fighting against the pull to push black journalists into the entertainment industry that an opportunity to be the host of CityLine came across her desk and with an urging from colleagues to apply, the rest is history.
It has been over 10 years that Tracy has led the charge at CityLine with her infectious laugh and best friend vibes. When Tracy was announced to be the new host she would be one of the only Black female lead hosts in Canadian television. Her just being there was allowing for more Black women everywhere to see themselves reflected back to them. Tracy went further, determined to not just be the one and only, she has worked hard to bring visibility to other women of colour and is candid on the show and on social media about the struggles that come along with her role.
From being a prominent voice in the Canadian BLM movement to speaking candidly about the lack of balance in her life, Tracy is such an incredible inspiration and also one of the best podcast guests! From referring to herself as the messy kind of club sandwich to sharing her fave books, you’re not going to want to miss this episode! Click your preferred streaming platform to listen to our conversation with Tracy Moore on Spotify or Apple now.
Tracy mentions a few books in this episode which I adore:
And I haven’t read but will definitely be purchasing, Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill!
I hope you enjoy listening to this week’s episode as much as we did recording it.