Tracy Weber is a managing editor at ProPublica, where she helps oversee and maximize projects across the newsroom.
Weber joined the original ProPublica staff as a reporter in 2008 from the Los Angeles Times, where she paired with Charles Ornstein on a series of articles about a troubled hospital that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2005, among other awards. At ProPublica, she and Ornstein were finalists for the same award in 2010 for a series on the broken oversight of nurses
Weber joined ProPublica’s editing ranks in 2014. In the six years that followed, work she edited won virtually every significant honor in journalism. Among other standouts, this includes a series she co-edited on grave, systemic problems in the Navy that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting; reporting on family separations, which won the Peabody Award’s first ever Catalyst Award, a George Polk award and was a Pulitzer finalist; and a series on jailhouse informants that won a National Magazine Award. She also guided hallmark series on how the financial system punishes the working poor; the gutting of the workers’ comp system; the toxic effect of blood spatter forensics on the justice system; and the rampant waste and perverse incentives in health care.