Who is Tracy Kornet?
Tracy Kornet was born on 16 October 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the Nashville based television station WSMV-TV. She often makes her appearance as a part of the cast of “News 4” and has been serving in that capacity for several years.
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The Wealth of Tracy Kornet
How rich is Tracy Kornet? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism. She’s also worked with other high profile news stations throughout her career and previously pursued music endeavors. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is very little known about Tracy’s early life with no details available about her family and childhood. While she was born in Chicago, her family later moved to Tampa, Florida where she would grow up. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky. The university is one of the state’s two land grant universities, and is the largest with over 30,000 students in attendance each year. The institution offers numerous educational programs and the school has reached the top 20 in rankings among public research institutions.
She then spent three years in Vanderbilt University, studying for a degree in French and International relations. During her time there, she became involved with numerous groups, singing with The Original Cast and dancing with the Vandy Pom Squad. She also spent several semesters in Japan, working with a Japanese pop star as a back-up singer and dancer. During that period, she also earned money through working at Tokyo Disneyland as Cinderella.
Music Career and Broadcasting Beginnings
After completing her education and work in Japan, she returned to the US and settled in Dallas, Texas. She started her own band, and became the lead singer for the group which would be known as Eleven21, and even appeared in public events, singing the national anthem. Eventually, she decided to transition to broadcasting, starting her career with the Kentucky-based station WLEX-TV which she served as an anchor. The station is an NBC affiliate offering various news broadcasts throughout the week. She stayed there for a total of six years before deciding it was time to move on, having steadily moved away from music, and deciding that she would hang it up in favor of pursuing broadcasting.
She moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and became a part of the station KNXV-TV as a morning news anchor, also serving there as an editorial director. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group and airs various news programs each week, and also has syndicated programming, airing sitcoms, reality and game shows and the like, sharing broadcasting rights with nearby stations.
Eventually Tracy settled in with WSMV-TV, based in Nashville, Tennessee, an NBC affiliate which airs programs such as “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “The Dr. Oz Show”, plus various sports programs such as “Sunday Night Football”, and covering games of the National Football League (NFL) as well as the National Hockey League (NHL). They also air around 40 hours of locally produced newscasts. She is often seen as the co-anchor of the program “News 4” which airs several times during the afternoon. They also have 10 PM broadcasts during the weekdays. For her work with WSMV, she’s gained numerous awards over the course of her career, including Emmy Awards, and Murrow Awards for her work in the field.
Smart. Gracious. Kind.
Wonderful morning interviewing @WillieGeist on his smart show Sunday @TODAYshow about Nashville, news, the @nyknicks @bigshin32 , Willie’s FAB wife @christinageist & our Commodore connection.
Watch it all this week on @WSMV ! pic.twitter.com/2lrHAQ7uBH
— Tracy Kornet (@WSMVTracyKornet) February 24, 2019
Some of her most high profile coverage has include the Antioch theatre shooting which led to the death of one, and the Blue Angels Crash in which a pilot was killed along with eight people on the ground due to the pilot losing consciousness while doing an air show at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. She’s also covered various presidential visits in Nashville, and this lead her to be rewarded as the Best News Anchor of 2015 by the Tennessee Associated Press.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Tracy is married to former professional basketball player Frank Kornet. He is known for being a player for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Milwaukee Bucks from 1989 to 1994. They had a private wedding ceremony which was attended by close friends and family. They have three children together, all of whom have pursued careers in professional basketball, with her eldest signed to the New York Knicks in 2017.
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During her free time, she enjoys travelling and attending basketball games which feature her children. She also does volunteering, and frequently works with the Sexual Assault Center of Nashville, organizing fundraisers and events. She is also a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity.
Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media websites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Her Instagram account features a bit more of her life from behind the scenes such as pictures of her at home, with friends, or with family. She also takes behind the scenes photos while at work alongside her colleagues. Her Twitter account reports on the latest news in her area, updating over 6,000 followers of her account.