Tracy Butler Biography

Tracy Butler Biography

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education Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mississippi State University
place_of_birthUnited States of America
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Tracy Butler is a well-established meteorologist, widely recognized for ABC 7 News This Morning and entertainment program "Windy City LIVE."

Early Life & Education

Tracy Butler was born and raised in United Status of America. Her father used to serve as a U.S military. She is very close to her father, who lives back in Pittsburgh. Tracy grew up along with her two brothers.

Tracy's  grandmother, Nora Collins, had rheumatoid arthritis. And used to come and stay with them in the summers when they were growing up. And by this point, she was in high school. The only request her grandmother had each day when the summer was to see "her story,". All My Children, at one o'clock Eastern Time.

After four long years of pursuing continuing education through Mississippi State University. And The University of Oregon, Pennsylvania, she finally received her certification April 2001.


Tracy's  first weather gig was at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, W.Va., in 1988 and from there, she went on to work in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the chief weather anchor at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, OH (1988-1991). Then, she anchored the morning and noon weathercasts at WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA. (1992-93).

She joined ABC 7 in 1994, Tracy Butler has been working as a meteorologist for ABC 7 News "This Morning" since 1995.

Tracy Butler on the ABC 7 Studio
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She also provides weather updates during ABC 7's daily talk and entertainment program, Windy City LIVE.From 1993 to 2002, she filled in for weather anchors Spencer Christian and Tony Perkins on ABC's Good Morning America.

Butler is a fastener member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. She was named "Woman of the Year" by the Executive Women's Golf Association. She also obtained the Illinois Treasurer's Public Service Award.In 2012, she was acknowledged to hold the Public Education Award from the Illinois Chapter of the MS Society.


ABC 7 Weather

She was identified in 2014 with an Emmy Award, with the ABC 7 Weather Team, for the special "Surviving the Storm."

She along with co-director, Scott Woodruff, began a golf excursion called "The Duke Classic" in 2013, to recognize the memory of long-time ABC 7 cameraman, Michael Dukewich, who passed away in 2012. The outing has accumulated nearly $60,000 to profit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Butler supports the talent of children through her Weather Sketcher's Club, which supports children to send their weather-related drawings for inherent airing on ABC 7 News "This Morning." "I LOVE seeing how children express their creativity through markers, crayons, paints, and pencils.

Their discussions of weather factors on paper draw new eyes to anything that concerns us all!" Students ages 13 and younger can send their weather-related pictures to ABC 7, 190 North State Street Chicago, IL 60601.

Personal Life

Tracy is happily married woman and mother of two children. She met her husband of 23 years on a blind date organized by her cousin. Tracy and her husband presently reside in the areas with their two daughters, 10 and 13, who stay up later than their parents.Her husband is very supportive. Even though, he threw her a huge graduation party in 2001 when she completed her graduation.

Tracy is a sexy meteorologist and a lot of people comments on her dress. Mostly, though, she gets calls about her clothes and hair. She said 'I had a woman who said, 'You make way too much money to have your hair looking like a mop. She can't believe none of your friends tell you how bad you look,'" Butler said. "I called my best friend and said, 'You're my best friend. Why didn't you tell me I look like I'm wearing a mop?'"

Butler uses the feedback in gait and most of it, she said, is positive."Over the years, she would get notes, especially from men who would say, 'My wife saw that you wore this sweater or suit or something, and it was back in April,' and this would be, like, August," she said.

"And I'm thinking, 'I can't remember what I wore yesterday.' So I started keeping a calendar of every single thing I wear. I've done it since the late '80s, early '90s."

Tracy relishes all of the comments. Then she knows, she is reaching people, and she saves all the good ones to show her husband so that she can justify going shopping.In her spare time, she loves to play golf and often participates in charity golf outings.

Net Worth

Tracy holds an American citizen and belongs to white ethnicity. Being a media personality, she has won million heart through her job.  She has a huge fan following on social networking sites, where she often posts her stuff.

Tracy gains her handsome salary from her career and most of her salary hails from her journalism career. However, she has not mentioned her estimated net worth on social sites.

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