Tracy was one of the country's top track runners as a high school student. She recorded a 4:44.7 mile while competing for the Cindergals Running Club (San Jose) and Lynbrook High School in California.
With the Times in 2004, Weber and Charles Ornstein covered "the Trouble at King/Drew" hospital in a series of articles. They shared the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service citing "courageous, exhaustively researched series exposing deadly medical problems and racial injustice at a major public hospital." The series was recognized by other journalism awards, too.
Another series by Ornstein and Weber, "When Caregivers Harm: California's Unwatched Nurses" in 2009, was a finalist for the Public Service Pulitzer. The citation recognized LA Times and ProPublica for "their exposure of gaps in California’s oversight of dangerous and incompetent nurses, blending investigative scrutiny and multimedia storytelling to produce corrective changes."
Weber is married, with two children.
- 2000 Pan American Health Organization Award
- 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
- 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
- 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service finalist
- "The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. With reprints of 20 works (L.A. Times articles, 18 published during December 2004).
- "Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- Eye on the Prize