Tracy Butler Biography
Tracy Butler is an American meteorologist working for ABC 7 Chicago where she has been the meteorologist for ABC 7 News This Morning since 1995. Butler also serves as a meteorologist for the station’s 11 AM newscast and gives weather updates for ESPN 1000 Radio. She is currently known as the longest-running female meteorologist in Chicago.
Tracy Butler Education
She attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in Broadcasting. Tracy later went to Mississippi State University where she was awarded her meteorology certification in 2001.
Tracy Butler Career
Butler is the meteorologist for ABC 7 News This Morning and also serves as a meteorologist for the station’s 11 AM newscast. She joined ABC 7 team in 1994 after working at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia. In February she became an annual contributor to ABC 7’s live coverage of the Chicago Auto Show and as well plays in the CATA’s (Chicago Automobile Trade Association) annual golf outings. Before, she had co-hosted the Chicago Air & Water Show and All-Star Shootout Golf Show on ABC 7. She filled in for weather anchors Spencer Christian and Tony Perkins on ABC’s Good Morning America from 1993 to 2002.
Prior to joining ABC 7, she anchored the morning and noon weathercasts at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia. (1992-93). Prematurely, she was the chief weather anchor at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio (1988-1991). She started her broadcasting career as a weathercaster at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia (1988). In 2013, Butler along with co-director, Scott Woodruff, began a golf outing called The Duke Classic, to tribute to the memory of long-time ABC 7 professional of the operating camera, Michael Dukewich, who succumbed in 2012. The outing raised nearly $100,000 to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository & the Wounded Warrior Project.
She promotes the expertise of young children via her Weather Sketcher’s Club, which inspires children to send their weather-associated drawings for ability airing on ABC 7 News This Morning. “I LOVE seeing how children specify their creativity via paints, markers, crayons, and pencils”. Their interpretations of climate factors on paper convey new eyes to something that impacts us all!” Students at the ages of 13 and below can send their climate-associated drawings to ABC 7, 190 North State Street Chicago, IL 60601.
Tracy Butler Age
Butler was born on 20th March. She likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year she was born. She celebrates her birthday on 20th March every year.
Tracy Butler Height
Butler stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall.
Tracy Butler Family
Butler has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.
Tracy Butler Husband
Tracy is married to Michael. The couple met on a blind date organized by her cousin. During that time Butler worked at ABC 7 while Michael was owning a personal training studio. She was proposed to in Duquesne Incline, Pittsburg, and got married in 1992. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Crystina and Cassandra. Her daughters participate in sports like tennis and golf.
Tracy Butler Net Worth
Butler has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 million which she has earned from her career as a meteorologist.
Tracy Butler Salary
Tracy earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Tracy Butler Breast Cancer
In December 2018, Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram. She stated in a pre-recorded segment in September 2019. Immediately she started her treatment for breast cancer since it was detected earlier. She later revealed that she was cancer-free and doing very well with the strength and support of her family. She stressed the importance of mammogram screenings which when detected early, it is easily treated.
Tracy Butler ABC 7 Chicago
Butler works at ABC 7 Chicago where she works alongside other famous ABC 7 Chicago anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Rob Elgas
- Alan Krashesky
- Stacey Baca
- Mark Giangreco
- Roz Varon
- Jim Rose
- Terrell Brown
- Hosea Sanders
- Tanja Babich
- Judy Hsu
- Cheryl Burton
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Butler.
|Who is Butler?||He is an American meteorologist|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Salary||$40,000 – $ 110,500|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|