Examples of Work
Harry lets us believe in the stuff of dreams
An age of affluence begs us to dress down
A father falls into the arms of the drink
Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American
Tracey O'Shaughnessy, a columnist for the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American, was born and raised in Lexington, Mass. She began her career in journalism at 16, when she realized she would get more attention writing about the high school field hockey team than she did for playing on it.
An inveterate learner, she graduated from American University with a degree in French and journalism and has studied writing and theology to no material end at Georgetown University. She is now a master's degree candidate at Wesleyan University, studying art and humanities.
Winner of national competitions for her columns and art criticism, O'Shaughnessy was a finalist in the writing awards of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1997. She has won first place for her column, Sunday Reflections, from the national Society of Professional Journalists, the New England Associated Press News Executives Association and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. Her art criticism has won first place from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors.
At the Republican-American, O'Shaughnessy edits the Tuesday Woman section as well as the Wednesday and Thursday Accent pages. She writes two columns a week, Sunday Reflections and Saturday Off-Beat, in addition to covering the visual arts and writing various features.
When not in museums and the newsroom, O'Shaughnessy can be found either reading on her stationary bike at the gym, or (more likely) with her husband and dog in her garden.