Tracy Butler is a veteran media personality and meteorologist who has been forecasting for ABC 7 in Chicago since 1994. Since she began her job as a media personality with the outlet, she has become a popular face in the network’s Eyewitness News in the Morning while also working as its meteorologist.
Before she started her career with ABC, Butler also worked for various media outfits including WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, as well as WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, as a weather anchor.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Butler has been on TV for more than three decades but there is still not much information about her in the public domain as regards her date of birth. However, it is known that it was in the United States that she was born. There is also no information on the names of her parents and siblings, as well as how she spent her childhood.
She was close to her father who served in the military while she was growing up and there are two siblings and a grandmother who she’s also close to as a child. Tracy got her education from Mississippi State University after she graduated from high school. Next, she moved to the University of Oregon, Pennsylvania to still further her education.
Her career as a media personality began as a broadcaster with WTRF-TV in Virginia on a part-time basis. She was there until 1988. Next, she worked in Youngstown, Ohio, as WFMJ-TV’s chief weather anchor, where she served for the next three years of her career life.
From there, her next destination was WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, where she took a job as the weathercast anchor. In 1994, she moved to Chicago where she was hired to work with ABC 7 News as its meteorologist for the “This Morning” program. She would later get involved in more things as she continued to grow in the station. She would later provide weather reports and updates for Windy City Live, Good Morning America, and other programs.
One of the biggest women in the business, she has been recognized a lot of times in her career with many awards. She was awarded an Emmy accolade in 2014 together with other members of the ABC 7 Weather team. The award was for their special, Surviving the Storm. Before then, the Executive Women’s Golf Association celebrated her as their Woman of the Year while the MS Society Illinois Chapter recognized her with a Public Education Award.
Husband and Family
More than being a veteran media personality, Tracy Butler is also a dedicated family woman who has been married since 1992, even before she started her work with ABC 7 News. Nonetheless, her husband still remains a mystery more than two decades after getting hitched.
Butler and her husband were said to have first met after they were set up on a blind date by her cousin. Somehow, they got to like each other and decided to later become man and wife. Their union has been blessed with two children.
With very little known about her mysterious husband, it is known that he has been very much supportive of his wife all through her career even as he has chosen to remain off the radar. Looking at both her professional and personal life, it is easy to believe that Tracy Butler is living a good and productive life.
1. She is a great lover of golf, something that she finds time to participate in. This is one of the reasons why she is very popular in the golfing community. Butler has also been involved in a number of golf charity events.
2. Butler is a very beautiful woman who has blonde hair and blue eyes. While she is not the tallest woman one would meet, she still has a good body build. Her height has been said to be below 5 feet 5 inches, but this has not been confirmed.
3. With more than 3 decades of experience as a meteorologist, Tracy Butler can rightly be said to have paid her dues in full as far as her professional life is concerned. Thanks to this, she has a net worth that is speculated to be $1 million and an unconfirmed salary of over $55,000.
4. She is very active on various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where she enjoys generous followership.