Herself on Starting Over
8/27/1964, Detroit, Michigan
About Miss Jill Tracey...
"DELIGHTFULLY ENGAGING, FABULOUS AND SMART."
Perfectly describes Jill Tracey. For over a decade, she ruled Miami radio as the gossip diva and in 2005, shared the trials and triumphs of her life on the final season of the NBC Emmy award winning reality show, Starting Over. "What an interesting turn of events, Jill says. I spent the first part of my career telling other people's business and the key to truly living my life has been to tell my own."
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Jill relocated to South Florida for college and her career blossomed in several areas of entertainment, from writing to radio and television. Jill spent her early years as a South Beach gossip columnist and nightclub doyenne. Her acerbic spin of the pen and eclectic rolodex of contacts led to Jill's first radio gig as host of Morning Madness on Miami Beach's first (and only) talk station, WMBM. This success led Jill to spending over a decade as one of radio's most outspoken personalities both at WHQT-HOT105 FM and WEDR ( 99 Jamz), Jill's combination of witty content and entertaining proved a winning combination earning her place as one of South Florida's Favorite Radio Personalities.
Jill moved to Los Angeles to take part in the groundbreaking show Starting Over, from Bunim Murray Productions, creators of The Real World. Following life on reality TV, Miss Tracey hosted Jazz and Blues with Jill Tracey on one of the country's pre-eminent straight-ahead Jazz stations, KJAZZ, 88.1 FM. Following a format change, Jill moved to Atlanta and continued to pursue her love of fashion and became a Manufacturer's Rep representing over 30 clothing lines catering to plus women. "I owned a Plus boutique in Miami and produced fashion events for Plus women for years so this was great to get more experience in the market."
Jill is back in Miami and is looking forward to returning to radio and paying her experience forward. "I can truly say, I AM EVERY WOMAN. My experience over the past several years has shown me that there's nothing more powerful, more supportive, than women working together for a common goal. "There's so much made in the press lately about women being catty towards each other, not to mention every other show on TV has women fighting each other for one thing or another. It is my mission in life now to empower women and to nurture the loving relationships our sister friends provide. An empowered woman can change her home and happy homes can change the world. I want to be a voice in the conversation among women who know this and are working towards these goals."moreless