Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons serves as the editor and community manager of SpokaneFAVS (Faith and Values), which is affiliated with Religion News LLC.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and master’s degrees in communication. Tracy has reported on religion for about a decade and has written for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut.

Over the years Simmons has won several journalism awards including the 2009 American Academy of Religion’s first place award for best in-depth reporting on religion, and the 2011 Religion Newswriters Association’s Schachern Award for Online Religion Section of the Year.

Please come prepared to ask Tracy a question about her work and the challenges of starting a news website.