Benjamin Sampair Tracy (born July 16, 1976) has been a CBS News national correspondent since January 2008. He is based in Los Angeles and covers the western United States, primarily for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and CBS This Morning.
Tracy was a reporter for WCCO-TV, the CBS-owned station in Minneapolis, where he was a member of the station's investigative team, covering many major stories, including the methamphetamine epidemic and the collapse of the 35W bridge.
During that time, he also was a contributor to the Saturday Early Show, to which he brought his signature "Good Question" segment, started at WCCO-TV, to a national audience. Tracy also reported for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric on the collapse of the I-35W bridge and flooding in southern Minnesota.
Before joining WCCO-TV, Tracy worked as a reporter at WISN-TV Milwaukee and WBAY-TV Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the recipient of five Emmy Awards and the Alfred DuPont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast journalism.
Tracy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Thomas Academy and later from Marquette University with bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and political science and with a master's degree in public service. Tracy lives in Los Angeles.