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Tracy Kornet

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Tracy is a five-time Emmy Award winning host, reporter, and news anchor of CBS 11 News at 4pm, and fill-in anchor on CBS11 News at 5, 6, and 10.

Tracy came to KTVT-TV/KTXA-TV in 2006 to anchor the launch of TXA21 News First in Prime, a two-hour local primetime newscast which enjoyed a five-year run. In 2008, she became co-anchor of CBS11 News at 4, which she has anchored ever since. Her favorite assignments have taken her to New York City, San Francisco, and Miami to follow the Texas Rangers World Series runs and the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Championship.

Tracy’s first official news job was a morning anchor in Lexington, Kentucky, where her 3 children were born. She spent eight years there reporting, hosting, and anchoring news.  In 2000 she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to launch and host its first-ever morning magazine show, Sonoran Living LIVE. On the show’s first anniversary, September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center terrorist attacks compelled her to return to the news desk. She anchored extensive news coverage that day, and soon began anchoring the morning news, in addition to her role as talk show host.

Tracy says her most exciting television moments were co-hosting The View  in New York, appearing on Good Morning America, and interviewing Will Ferrell and the cast of Saturday Night Live. She has a passion for music, travel and foreign languages and studied French, Italian, and Japanese. She was an International Relations major at Vanderbilt University, spending intermittent semesters in Japan working at Tokyo Disneyland and for a Japanese pop star as a backup singer/dancer. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Communications.

In her spare time Tracy sings with local bands in the DFW area and attends concerts and musicals whenever she can. She says her all-time favorite hobby is cheering on her kids. Luke , Nicole, and John all play college basketball: Luke at Vanderbilt University, Nicole at the University of Oklahoma, and John at Ouachita Baptist University.  Her husband Frank, a former NBA player, is a high school basketball coach at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas.

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Texans With Character: We Over Me Farm

Eating healthy is not always easy or cheap. That is why one North Texas college took it upon itself to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for its neighbors.

07/18/2014

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Texans With Character: Paige McDaniel

Community Partners of Dallas is an emergency resource center for CPS caseworkers, giving them the items that they need to help abused and neglected kids. And for more than 12 years, Paige McDaniel has been at the helm.

07/11/2014

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Texans With Character: Brandi Marino

Not everyone can turn their passion into a business, but a Dallas fitness studio owner is using both to help rescue animals.

07/04/2014

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Texans With Character: Guy Mezger

A strong body can help build a strong mind. So, one North Texas man is helping injured veterans get fit.

06/20/2014

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Texans With Character: Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe

A popular food truck business is serving up great grilled cheese sandwiches and giving attention to local charities at the same time.

06/13/2014

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Wise County Student Wins Scholar Athlete Honor

Daniel Alexander from Paradise High School in Wise County was honored for his performance in sports and in the classroom.

06/06/2014

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Texans With Character: Arlington Fire Department

Firefighters know all about sacrifice and lending a hand in the community. But now, firefighters in Arlington are getting some help to expand their mission.

05/30/2014

Sara Porcheddu

Grapevine Student Wins Scholar Athlete Honor

Sara Porcheddu is an outstanding golfer from Grapevine High School, but she is also making a difference off of the fairway, in both the classroom and in the community.

05/23/2014

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Texans With Character: Beaux Wellborn

In an age of social media, you do not need a nonprofit to help others. Sometimes, all it takes to change the world is a good hashtag.

05/23/2014

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Surgeons: Many Having Surgery To Look Better In Selfies

Cosmetic surgeons say many people are going under the knife to get better photographs of themselves to share on social networks.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

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Texans With Character: Kaylee Phillips

A local high school student already knows that her purpose in life is to help animals.

05/16/2014

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Some Women Selling Their Positive Pregnancy Tests Online

Just when you thought you’ve heard everything along comes this. Right now, if you wanted, you could go online and buy a positive pregnancy test. While the practice isn’t illegal, it is raising questions.

CBS 11–05/15/2014

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