Tracy Butler Biography
Tracy Butler is an American meteorologist who is currently working at ABC7 Chicago. At the station, she serves as the meteorologist for the station’s 11 am newscast and is the longest-running female meteorologist in Chicago. In addition, she provides weather updates for EPSN 1000 Radio.
Tracy Butler Career
Butler is a yearly contributor to ABC 7’s live coverage of the Chicago Auto Show in February and also plays in the CATA’s (Chicago Automobile Trade Association) annual golf outings. prior to she had co-hosted the Chicago Air & Water Show and All-Star Shootout Golf Show on ABC 7. She filled on for weather anchors Spencer Christian and Tony Perkins on ABC’s Good Morning America from 1993 to 2002.
Prior to joining ABC7, Butler anchored the morning and noon weathercasts at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia from 1992 to 1993. Previously she was the chief weather anchor at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio from 1988 to 1991. Butler started her broadcasting career as a weathercaster at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1988. She sealed a 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 and has won the Illinois Treasurer’s Public Service Award.
Furthermore, in 2012, she was honored to receive the Public Education Award from the Illinois Chapter of the MS Society, she was also recognized in 2014 with an Emmy Award, along with the ABC 7 Weather Team, for the special “Surviving the Storm.”Additionally, in 2013 she along with co-director, Scott Woodruff, started a golf outing called The Duke Classic, to honor the memory of long-time ABC 7 cameraman, Michael Dukewich, who passed away in 2012. The outing raised nearly $100,000 to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository & the Wounded Warrior Project.
Butler promotes the talent of children through her Weather Sketcher’s Club, which encourages children to send their weather-related drawings for potential airing on ABC 7 News. She earned her B.S. in Broadcasting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was awarded her meteorology certification from Mississippi State University in 2001. Additionally, she also emcees the annual MS Walk for Charity and the Les Turner ALS Walk for Life, she is involved with the organization, ReClaim 13, a charity devoted to ending the sexual exploitation of children, and bringing awareness to human trafficking.
Tracy Butler Salary
Butler earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Tracy Butler Net Worth
Butler has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a meteorologist.
Tracy Butler Age
Butler was born on the 20th of March. She has not disclosed the year she was born as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, this information will be updated when available.
Tracy Butler ABC 7 Chicago
Some of Butler’s ABC 7 Chicago colleges include;
Tracy Butler Height and Weight
Butler stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches(165cm) tall. She weighs 52 kg (114 lbs).
Tracy Butler Family
Butler likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Tracy Butler Husband and Children
Butler is married to Michael, the duo met through a blind date organized by Butler’s cousin and tied the knot in 1992, Butler was working at ABC 7 at that moment while Michael owned a personal training studio. Her husband proposed in Duquesne Incline Pittsburg. The couple has been blessed with two daughters who are great athletes and play competitive tennis and golf.
Tracy Butler Social Media Platform
Butler is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and she has 21K followers on Twitter, 15K followers on Instagram, and 56K followers on Facebook.