Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Radio. She began her career at Michigan Radio as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
She took over the auto beat in January, 2009, just a few months before Chrysler and General Motors filed for bankruptcy.
Tracy’s reports can frequently be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as on Michigan Radio.
Her coverage of Michigan’s Detroit Three automakers has taken her as far as Germany, and China. Tracy graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature.
Contributions from Tracy Samilton
- Skepticism greets commitment of $13.5 million for Wurtsmith AF Base PFAS cleanup
The U.S. Air Force says it will prioritize the PFAS cleanup at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan, allocating an additional $13.5 million for the effort.
- Michigan Congressman says President Trump is treating coronavirus like a public relations problem
U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint) says President Donald Trump is shortchanging the nation's response to coronavirus, and treating it like a public relations problem instead of a public health …
- Consumers Energy makes first-in-nation goal of "net zero carbon emissions" by 2040
One of the nation's largest electric utilities says it will reach net zero carbon emissions by the year 2040. It's the most ambitious goal yet for a U.S. electricity company. Five electric u …
- More than half a million people in Michigan face new work requirement deadline to keep insurance
Michigan's new work requirement for the Healthy Michigan Plan began last month. But some state, county, and city officials are worried that too many remain unaware of the new law.
- Public Service Commission sends much of DTE Energy plan "back to the drawing board"
In a decision that energy analyst Joe Daniel of the Union of Concerned Scientists called a "Midwest Nice" rejection, the Michigan Public Service Commission sent much of DTE Energy's fir …