Tracy Kornet is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor, host, and writer who co-anchors News4 at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
A French and International Relations major at Vanderbilt, Tracy returned to Nashville in 2014 after 8 years anchoring the news in Dallas/Fort Worth. She spent 6 years in Phoenix, anchoring news and hosting the city’s first-morning magazine show. She started her career as a morning news anchor in Lexington, Kentucky.
Named Best News Anchor multiple times by the Tennessee Associated Press, Tracy serves on the state board of Habitat for Humanity and the advisory board for UpRise Nashville, a career training program helping pull people out of poverty through education and job placement. She is a proud member of the 2018 Class of Leadership Nashville and a passionate volunteer and former co-chairman of the board of the Sexual Assault Center of Nashville.
Music City has brought some of the memorable moments of Tracy’s career: interviewing three U.S. presidents; field anchoring the 2020 Presidential debate at Belmont; co-moderating the Tennessee gubernatorial debate and the Nashville mayoral debate; and field anchoring coverage of the NFL Draft and Stanley Cup Finals. She’s also field anchored from the Super Bowl in Dallas; the World Series in Phoenix, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco; the NBA Finals in Miami and Dallas; and multiple National Championship runs with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Sports has been a constant thread in her life, thanks to her husband Frank and their 3 kids, who all played college basketball. The couple met as undergrads at Vanderbilt, where his Milwaukee Bucks jersey hangs in the school’s Hall of Fame. Their youngest son, 7’2” Luke, was a stand-out Vanderbilt Commodore and now plays with the Chicago Bulls.
Tracy spent several semesters working in Japan as Cinderella at Tokyo Disneyland and touring with a Japanese pop star as a backup singer/dancer. Other professional highlights include:
- Co-hosting The View in New York.
- Playing “Nurse Tracy” on General Hospital.
- Interviewing Will Ferrell in the Saturday Night Live costume closet.