Who is Tracy Butler?
Tracy Butler is an American meteorologist who is working for WLS-TV as a meteorologist for ABC 7 News This Morning since 1995. Further, she serves the station’s 11 a.m. newscast as a meteorologist and supplies weather updates for ESPN 1000 Radio. Moreover, she annually contributes to the station’s live broadcast of the Chicago Auto Show in February and partakes in the CATA’s (Chicago Automobile Trade Association) yearly golf outings. Also, she is currently the longest-running female meteorologist in Chicago. She joined the station in 1994.
Tracy Butler Date of Birth / Age
Butler was born on the 20th of March 1973, in New York City. She is 49 years old as of 2022.
Tracy Butler Height
Butler stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Tracy Butler Parents and Siblings
Butler was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, her father was a veteran of the U.S. army. And, her parents exchanged vows in August 1961 and celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2022.
Also, her dad celebrates his birthday on October 6th. She seems to have a close relationship with her dad as she regularly posts him on her Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Tracy Butler Spouse(Husband)
Butler exchanged vows with her husband, Michael in 1992 after dating for a year. He proposed to her at Duquesne, Pittsburgh. The couple has two daughters together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Tracy Butler Kids / Children
Butler has two daughters Cassandra and Crystina. Cassandra is the oldest of the two having been born in 2002 while Crystina was born in 2005. They are 20 years old and 17 years old as of 2022. They play competitive tennis. Also, they played tennis while in school for their high school team. at their high school
“Watching your children participate in sports can be exciting & nerve wracking, right? Both of my girls play competitive tennis & for their high school team. This weekend, capped off an amazing high school tennis career for my oldest daughter, who is a senior. Unbeknownst to me, our Athletic Director captured this photo, when my daughter came off the court after AGAIN capturi..” she posted on her Instagram. children are not available to the public at the moment. Also, she has a Silver Labordonale named Bailey. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Tracy Butler Education
After completing her high school education, Butler Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Later, she became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Broadcasting. Also, she gained her meteorology certification from Mississippi State University in 2001.
Tracy Butler Career
Butler works for WLS as a meteorologist for ABC 7 News This Morning since 1995. Further, she serves the station’s 11 a.m. newscast as a meteorologist and supplies weather updates for ESPN 1000 Radio. Moreover, she annually contributes to the station’s live broadcast of the Chicago Auto Show in February and partakes in the CATA’s (Chicago Automobile Trade Association) yearly golf outings. Also, she is currently the longest-running female meteorologist in Chicago. She joined the station in 1994.
To boot, she served as a co-host on the Chicago Air & Water Show and All-Star Shootout Golf Show on ABC 7. From 1993 to 2002, she served as a fill-in on ABC’s Good Morning America for weather anchors Spencer Christian and Tony Perkins.
Prior to serving WLS, she served in Richmond, Virginia at WRIC-TV as a morning and noon weather anchor for a year in 1992. Additionally, she served in Youngstown, Ohio from 1988 to 1991 at WFMJ-TV as a chief weather anchor.
Even so, her on-air career debuted when she served in Wheeling, West Virginia at WTRF-TV as a weathercaster in 1988. To boot, she is a sealed member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Else, she was dubbed”Woman of the Year” by the Executive Women’s Golf Association and secured the Illinois Treasurer’s Public Service Award.
In 2012, she gained the Public Education Award from the Illinois Chapter of the MS Society. And, in 2014 she was acknowledged with an Emmy Award alongside the ABC 7 Weather Team, for the special “Surviving the Storm.”
Additionally, in 2013 she in the company of co-director, Scott Woodruff launched a golf outing entitled The Duke Classic, in honor of the memory of long-time ABC 7 cameraman, Michael Dukewich who passed away in 2012. As a result of the outing, about $100,000 was raised to profit the Greater Chicago Food Depository & the Wounded Warrior Project.
In addition, she advances the talent of children via her Weather Sketcher’s Club. The club endorses children to send their weather-related drawings for latent telecasting on ABC 7 News This Morning. Butler really enjoys seeing the way children express their creativity via pencils, crayons, paints, and markers. Also, students aged 13 or younger can send their weather-related drawings to ABC 7, 190 North State Street Chicago, IL 60601.
On a side note, she enjoys golfing and partakes in charity golf outings. Furthermore, she serves as an MC on the yearly MS Walk for Charity and the Les Turner ALS Walk for Life. In addition, she acts as an MC for many charity events. Else, she is incorporated with the firm, ReClaim 13 which is a charity dedicated to terminating the sexual oppression of children and bringing awareness to human trafficking. Occasionally, she hosts “Soap Chat” with “fellow soap fan,” Diane Pathieu on Facebook.
Tracy Butler ABC 7 Chicago
Butler works with ABC 7 Chicago where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Tre Ward
- Liz Nagy
- Will Jones
- Diane Pathieu
- Eric Horng
- John Garcia
- Michelle Gallardo
- Jessica D’Onofrio
- Sarah Schulte
- Leah Hope
- John Idler
- Craig Wall
- Jason Knowles
How Much Does Tracy Butler Earn?
Butlers approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Tracy Butler Worth?
As a meteorologist, Butler has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Tracy Butler Retirement and Breast Cancer
As of 2022, there are no indications or evidence of her retiring. The speculations of her retirement arise from her being the longest-running female meteorologist in Chicago. However, we will update the information when her retirement is made public or announced to the public.
Butler was off her usual broadcasting due to her discovery of having breast cancer via her annual mammogram screening. On the 14th of December 2018, at 3 p.m. she got a call from her doctor informing her that they saw something further screening, and later it was confirmed it was breast cancer. As of 2022, she is “cancer-free.”
[“We have a million excuses,” Butler said, admitting she had put off mammograms for three years prior to 2018. “I have two girls. I’m really busy. I’ve got a lot of stuff at work going on. The thing is I assumed since I didn’t have a family history of cancer — MS runs in my family, heart disease runs in my family — never in a million years did I dream it would be cancer.”
I kid you not, last year in early December, I said this is my Christmas gift to myself. I’m going to get a mammogram,” Butler said. “And I firmly believe that God was there telling me this is your Christmas gift to yourself. Because why then? For two years, the doctor said that same thing to me, and I still didn’t go — because again I was too busy. I seriously think God gave me a little push.”
“I got this call,” Butler said. “I was by myself at home. [The doctor] said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, this is cancer.’ ] as per the Chicago Sun-Times.