Tracie Wilson was named Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, in April 2018.
Wilson is responsible for the development and production of original programming, station sales, advertising sales, public relations and marketing for NBCUniversal Television Distribution. Wilson oversees the division's first-run productions including "The Kelly Clarkson Show," “Judge Jerry" "Access Hollywood," "Access Daily," “All Access” and the long-standing talk-shows that are taped at the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, CT which include "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, Wilson is in charge of the department's creative development overseeing the productions of pilots and sales presentations as well as the marketing and publicity of the unit's off-network programming.
Wilson was previously Senior Vice President, Programming & Development for the department since August 2010. She was responsible for the development and launch of several first-run shows including "Harry," "The Meredith Vieira Show," and "Crazy Talk." In that role, Wilson served as the managing executive of the production facility at the Stamford Media Center. She is also became the community liaison between the facility and the city of Stamford and continues to sit on the Board of Directors for the city of Stamford's Chamber of Commerce, Stamford's Center of the Arts and Stamford's Downtown Special Services.
Since 2003, Wilson served as Vice President, Programming and Development for the division. In this role, Wilson developed and successfully launched "The Steve Wilkos Show." Wilson spearheaded the planning and execution of the production move of "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show," and "The Steve Wilkos Show" from New York and Chicago to the Stamford Media Center at the Rich Forum in Connecticut. She helped oversee the re-construction and re-design of the Rich Forum from a local performing arts theater into a high-end television production studio for all three shows.
Previously, Wilson served as Director, Programming and Development, of then Studios USA, from 2000, overseeing the entire slate of current shows including "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show," "Crossing Over with John Edward," "Blind Date" and "The Fifth Wheel." Prior to joining NBCU, Wilson was Manager, Current Programming, for NBC Universal Television predecessor MCA Television. There, she managed "Maury" and "Sally Jessy Raphael." Wilson had initially joined MCA Television in 1995 as executive assistant to then-Universal Television Group Chairman Greg Meidel and entered the entertainment field in 1993 at Twentieth Television as an executive assistant.
Wilson graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in communications. She currently is based out of offices in Stamford, Conn. and New York City. She resides in Darien, Conn., with her two daughters.