Sports Illustrated Photographer

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Alabama native Tracie Marcum has two passions: sports and photography. Her love of photography was born at an early age, when, after her mother's passing, Tracie was left with only pictures for memories. But after losing her photography business in a bitter divorce, a defeated Tracie left her dream behind, working as an office administrator by day and blogging about sports by night.

Still, Tracie isn't quite ready to give up on her passion. So when Kurt offers her a chance to travel to Los Angeles to train under mentor Lou Jones, a seasoned photographer with 14 Olympics under his belt, she jumps at the chance. However, Tracie soon learns that working as a sports photographer is almost as grueling as the feats of athleticism she's capturing. She'll have to know her equipment inside and out, master timing and coordination, learn how to capture movement and emotion, and confront her fears of letting her father down. But if she can make it through the frustrating and emotionally fraught training process, she could land her dream job: working as a photographer for Sports Illustrated.

Hopeful Update:

After receiving the job offer from Sports Illustrated, Tracie moved to New York to work for the magazine, gaining valuable experience. Yet, she missed her family dearly. Tracie has moved back to Alabama and continues to work as a photographer, freelancing for Sports Illustrated and even covering the Southeastern Conference and her beloved Crimson Tide. 

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About The Moment

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE SECOND CHANCE OF A LIFETIME?

For anyone who believes in second chances comes USA Network's new unscripted original series The Moment. Hosted by legendary NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, The Moment will give ordinary Americans the opportunity to realize their dreams and rewrite their life stories.

Each week, Kurt will surprise one nominee with a unique offer: a second chance to pursue the career they've always dreamed of, from race car driver to costume designer to sports photographer. Traveling far from their homes and families to pursue their calling under the guidance of expert mentors, each hopeful will prepare for the interview of a lifetime. In the end, they will find out whether they still have what it takes to pursue this career or if they've been living their dream life all along.

Cast & Crew

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