Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who has specialized in smart shopping, personal finance, and retail for more than a decade. She has appeared on TV over 1,000 times; including Today Show, GMA, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, and network affiliates nationwide.

She was recently selected as a founding member of the Kiplinger Advisor Collective, and has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn, and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. Her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Forbes, Time, Marketwatch, MSN,, Kiplinger, Yahoo, and numerous others.

Trae is also co-founder of the media coaching firm, One Take, and the cult cosmetic brand, Three Custom Color Specialists.​ She is a frequent panel, podcast, and IG Live guest, addressing such topics as media relations, entrepreneurship, and how to navigate the media landscape as an on-air talent and expert source.   

She loves delicious food, vintage clothing, art, music, and new places. She spends her free time with her 16-year-old daughter, Sadie Mae, her husband, Chris, their rabbit, Willow, and family and friends.

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