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Tracey Robinson-English

Senior Lecturer and Director of Career Advising

Tracey Robinson-English’s career spans more than 25 years of combined experience in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, higher education and entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Robinson-English ran her own strategic communications consulting practice, developing content for corporate, public sector and nonprofit clients. Her expertise is in digitial content strategy, enterprise reporting and writing narratives  to uplift  education, diversity and social impact initiatives.  

Robinson-English was a national correspondent for Newsweek and Ebony magazines reporting on social and political issues.  She also became a beat education reporter at The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Chicago Sun-Times earning a string of front-page stories, and contributed to an exclusive Sun-Times series about the crisis in Chicago public schools entitled: The Search for Solutions.  On the broadcast side, Robinson-English landed on-air daily TV news reporter stints at CBS-affiliates in New Orleans and Milwaukee.

Robinson-English taught undegraduate newswriting at Medill and Columbia College Chicago, where she was also a teaching newspaper advisor.  For the Levy Entrepreneurial Institute at Kellogg, she led a case study writing initiative that required hiring a team of journalists to write business narratives.  At the Media Management Center, she stepped up to serve as the interim director of the McCormick Tribune Fellowship Program, coodinating professional development programs for news executives.

Robinson-English freelanced for the Chicago Tribune, Businessweek, Chicago Magazine, Catalyst, WTTW/PBS-TV, NDIGO and WVON radio, and has held media relations positions at Burrell and Edelman public relation agencies.


  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Master of Management Communications, Northwestern University School of Communications