12.14.17 (Thursday) Channel 4’s Tracy Kornet to Speak at the December 14 Breakfast Meeting
WSMV News Anchor Tracy Kornet will be the speaker at the December 14 breakfast meeting of the Catholic Business League. Kornet, a two-time winner of the News Anchor of the Year from the Tennessee Associated Press, will speak about her Catholic faith and the direction of TV news coverage.
Tracy credits her years at Vanderbilt University for her start in television, and for her recent return to Music City. Her youngest son, Luke, is a 7’1” forward who played at Vanderbilt University and was recently signed by the New York Knicks. It’s also where she met her husband, Frank, a former Vanderbilt basketball star who went on to play in the NBA and Europe.
Before joining WSMN, Tracy was in 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.
In her free time, there is nothing Tracy loves more than cheering on her children. All three played college basketball: Luke at Vanderbilt, Nicole at UCLA and John at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas.
Tracy was born in Chicago and grew up in Tampa, FL. She officially graduated from the University of Kentucky but considers herself a Vandy girl. She spent three years there 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 also spent several semesters working in Japan as Cinderella at Tokyo Disneyland and touring with a Japanese pop star as a backup singer/dancer.
Join us for coffee, pastries, and networking while listening to Tracy deliver the final Catholic Business League keynote of 2017!