Tracie Potts Joins Eisenhower Institute as New Executive Director

Tracie Potts, Courtesy of the Eisenhower Institute

Tracie Potts, Courtesy of the Eisenhower Institute


By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor

On Oct. 4, 2021, former NBC Washington Correspondent, Tracie Potts, will join the Eisenhower Institute as its new Executive Director. In an email to the Gettysburg community, President Iuliano welcomed Potts and commended her experience. 

Potts has served as a reporter in D.C. for nearly 30 years covering the Hill, Whitehouse, Supreme Court, and national policy issues. Previously, she worked with the National Association of Black Journalists and the News Literacy Project as an instructor. She also serves on numerous boards and advisory councils.

“I look forward to sharing my knowledge, experience, and vision to deepen this work,” said Potts, “leveraging the proximity [to] our nation’s capital to give students a platform to explore their passions and impact our world.”

At Northwestern University, Potts earned her Bachelors’s and Master’s degrees in journalism. The Medill School of Journalism awarded her the Newton B. Minow Prize in Communication and the Harrington Award.

The Eisenhower Institute extended their thanks to the students, trustees, and faculty who aided in the process of hiring the new Executive Director. 

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Author: Nicole DeJacimo

Nicole DeJacimo, ‘22, is the managing editor of The Gettysburgian and is a political science major with a double minor in writing and peace & justice studies. Outside of the Gettysburgian, Nicole is a Fielding Fellow and co-manager for the College Union Building Information Desk. During her free time, Nicole enjoys singing, reading, going to Waldo's and having movie nights with her friends. She plans on moving to D.C. after college to work as a political journalist.

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  1. Tracie Potts is one of my favorite reporters, only got to see and hear her on WKYC in the mornings repotting from Washington I miss her wonderful attitude and smiling face, I wish her the best of luck in whatever she does,seems like a down to earth and very interesting GOOD LUCK TRACIE! You’re definitely going to be missed

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    • Congratulations
      Traci I enjoy watching you every morning on NBC in Houston.
      Tracy Manning

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  2. Tracie, I feel like I have watched you grow up on Channel 2 in Buffalo NY! Congrats to you, you DESERVE this tremendous opportunity! We miss you, but are SO very happy for you!

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