Traci Wilkes Smith is the Senior Vice President of Broadcasters in the Client Representation group at CSE. At CSE, Traci built a dynamic news talent practice rich with experience, recognition and diversity.
As a talent agent, Traci has established extensive relationships in the media industry. Her keen eye in the media industry has helped her identify and represent a diverse array of journalists and executives in news, sports, weather and entertainment. Traci represents numerous anchors, correspondents, entertainment hosts, executives and political commentators at outlets including CNN, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, The Weather Channel and ESPN and digital platforms.
Prior to working at CSE, Traci worked as a broadcast attorney/agent at WTA in New York. She is a member of several journalist organizations including NABJ and NYABJ. Traci is also a 2020 CUP Fellow (Council of Urban Professionals) in New York. She has served on boards such as the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the National Blood Clot Alliance and is an advocate for raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of blood clots after having survived a pulmonary embolism at the young age of 25. Born in New York, Traci is a graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, and is a member of the New York and New Jersey state bars.