Tracy Jarrett

Tracy Jarret is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker whose vérité style storytelling has documented some of the most high-profile stories of the last decade. Jarrett started in news documentary covering stories from the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson to the election of President Donald Trump. Most notably, she produced VICE News Tonight’s explosive coverage of Charlottesville, shining light on a growing normalized hate from the center of its most egregious display yet. The exclusive access allowed for an inside look into the minds of America’s most virulent racists. Her work on the HBO special earned 4 Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and was TIME’s 2017 TV episode of the year. Jarrett is most personally proud of the storytelling she’s done in her hometown of Chicago. In 2016, she gained access to Trump administration officials, gang members, and local stakeholders in the city to tell the story of President Trump’s promise to end gang violence in Chicago. She followed this story for several months before it aired on HBO. The piece was honored with the 2018 NAMIC Vision Award. In 2019, she returned to Chicago to tell the story of the city’s historic mayoral race following candidates and activists throughout the course of the election. Over time, Jarrett has expanded her work from short form and news documentary to documentary series and features. She most recently worked as a producer on an untitled documentary series with Concordia Studio and Higher Ground Productions for Netflix, a feature documentary with Motto Pictures and MTV Studios, as well as a feature documentary with Motto Pictures and the Center for Investigative Reporting for Netflix. Her work has appeared on NBC, HBO, Paramount Plus, and Netflix. Jarrett is working on Directing her first feature film.