Tracy Kornet is a 6-time Emmy Award winning news anchor, host and writer who is thrilled to once again call Nashville home.
The co-anchor of News 4 at 4, 5, 6 and 10pm comes to WSMV from Dallas/Fort Worth, where she anchored the city's first 2-hour prime-time evening newscast, and Phoenix, AZ, where she hosted the city’s first morning magazine show. She started her career as a morning news anchor in Lexington, KY.
Tracy's won multiple Emmy and Murrow awards for field-anchoring breaking news coverage of the Antioch theater shooting, the tragic Blue Angels crash, and two presidential visits in Nashville. Other professional highlights include 50th Anniversary coverage of the assassination of JFK in Dallas; field anchoring the 2010 & 2011 World Series, 2011 NBA Finals, and the 2011 Super Bowl; co-hosting The View in New York; playing "Nurse Tracy" on General Hospital; and interviewing Will Ferrell in the Saturday Night Live costume closet.
In her free time, the wife and mother of three loves traveling to and cheering on her children. Her youngest son, Luke, signed with the New York Knicks in 2017 after a stand-out career at Vanderbilt University. Her daughter Nicole played basketball at UCLA and the University of Oklahoma, and her son John played at Ouachita Baptist University. They are the cream in her coffee, light in her eyes, and frequent subject of her blog.
Tracy is a proud member of the 2018 Class of Leadership Nashville and a passionate volunteer with the Sexual Assault Center of Nashville, where she serves as secretary and formerly served as co-chair of the board of directors. She jumps at any opportunity to share the non-profit's mission of counseling and education for victims of sexual assault and especially its latest addition: the new S.A.F.E. clinic, a forensic rape exam clinic inside the walls of the SAC.
Tracy is also a frequent emcee, speaker, and moderator of community fundraisers and events, including Go Red for Women, the Community Foundation, Junior Achievement, Eve of Janus, March of Dimes, the Rally Foundation, and Catholic Charities.
Tracy was born in Chicago and grew up in Tampa, FL. She officially graduated from the University of Kentucky and spent three years at Vanderbilt as a French & International Relations major, singing with "The Original Cast," dancing with the Vandy Pom Squad, and as an active member of Delta Delta Delta.
Tracy spent several semesters working in Japan as Cinderella at Tokyo Disneyland and touring with a Japanese pop star as a backup singer/dancer. She returned to her musical roots for several years as lead singer of her station band, playing gigs and festivals throughout Dallas and singing the National Anthem.
She's since hung up her bedazzled microphone and has become a lover of hot yoga, Broadway shows, and 80's bands.
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