Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who has specialized in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail for more than a decade. She has appeared on TV over 1,000 times; including Today Show, GMA3NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, and network affiliates nationwide.

She has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. She is a regular contributor at Marketwatch, MSN, and Millie Magazine for Synchrony, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in ForbesUSNews.com, Kiplinger, Yahoo Finance, 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 also a frequent speaker at conferences, on podcasts and IG Lives, 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, beautiful art, rocking music, and new places. She spends her free time with her 15-year old daughter, Sadie Mae, her husband, Chris, the rabbit, Willow, and family and friends.

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