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Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

Catholics say pope’s visit shows he “exudes love”

The pontiff’s interaction with prisoner’s is an example of the love that he exudes.

Crowds await Pope Francis on his last day in U.S.

When there's a good five hours or so before the pontiff arrives, a lot of tweeting happens.

Pope makes impact on Spokane youth in Philadelphia

Five Gonzaga Prep high schoolers and their chaperones had tickets to the World Meeting of Families Papal Mass, where Pope Francis spoke about the future, modern family and religious freedom.

Audio Slideshow: Crowd cheers for Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Thousands gathered in downtown Philadelphia Saturday morning to greet Pope Francis on his first visit the U.S.

Audio of Pope Francis’ Mass in Philadelphia

Today Pope Francis delivered Mass at The Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Hundreds sign “engaging exhibit” of Pope Francis

In less than a week, hundreds have written their name across the pontiff’s grinning face — in black, red, blue, yellow.

Gonzaga Prep students head to see Pope Francis, GU is “buzzing”

About 1 million people are expected to descend upon Philadelphia for this weekend’s papal visit. Among them are five Spokane high schoolers.

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