Jim Tracy has won multiple national and state writing awards, including first place in the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editor contest. Around this time, he spent ten years at The Post-Star, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper in Glens Falls, New York.
He graduated from the State University of New York. Prior to a successful career in journalism, Tracy was a former aide to New York State Senator Norman Levy (R-Nassau County). He was born, raised, and still resides in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, with his wife, Angela, and daughters Sam and Shay.