Tracy Clemons is living the dream. Literally. He joined the FOX8 Morning News team as an anchor in June 2018. He’s a passionate storyteller with a knack for fighting for the “little guy.”

Tracy’s journalism career has taken him across the country. He began as a reporter in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he covered the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and the murder of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love. He then worked as a reporter and anchor in Shreveport, Louisiana, and as a multi-media journalist in St. Louis. Tracy’s last stop prior to the Piedmont Triad was at KTRK, the ABC affiliate in Houston, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He covered some of the biggest stories in the Houston region. He also traveled to cover some of the biggest stories in the country including the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and the Charleston church massacre. While he’s covered his share of breaking news, Tracy is most proud of his record of being a voice for people whose stories have been historically underrepresented on local news and telling community-oriented stories that make viewers smarter and more engaged.

Prior to FOX8, Tracy stepped away from news to serve as the press secretary for the Houston Independent School District. In that role, he was the spokesperson for the largest school district in Texas (the seventh largest in the nation).

Tracy is originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!) where he double-majored in Government and African-American Studies. At UVa, Tracy was a founding member of the Cavalier Marching Band, the director of Black Voices Gospel Choir and he served as the mascot (Cavman) for two basketball seasons. He also earned a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Tracy and his wife live in Greensboro with their two sons. He enjoys all things UVa, college sports, tennis and finding new locally-owned restaurants. He’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Recent Articles
  • Barber offering alternative to hair loss with custom hair pieces

    There’s a new trend in men’s hair care, and it started with a viral Instagram post. We’re talking custom-made hair pieces for men. Wade Menendez says making the custom hair pieces started as something fun on the side. But it blew up so much that people from around the country are trying to get into his chair. Now he’s teaching stylists how to do what he does, including a few right here in the Piedmont. “My hair unit is a […]

  • Winston-Salem State’s Singing Rams raising money for scholarship in honor of Faith Webber, killed in car accident

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University’s choir, the Singing Rams, has performed on major stages across the country and around the world. This weekend, the Singing Rams will hit the road for a special performance to honor the life and continue building on the legacy of a recent graduate who passed away over the summer. Faith Webber graduated from WSSU in 2017 and went on to become a social worker. She was killed in a car accident in Cleveland County […]

  • Abandoned property causing trouble in Winston-Salem neighborhood

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An abandoned property is causing trouble in one Triad neighborhood. The property is overflowing with vehicles that have been dumped there, including a rusted school bus and a trailer. “We’re looking at vehicles that have been parked here for years,” said Judith Williams-Berrier, whose parents have lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years. “My neighbor over here can sit in her kitchen door and see all those things behind there that we can’t see here: […]

  • Father charged after 5-year-old shoots self in face in Randleman

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Charges have been filed against a father after his 5-year-old son found a gun and shot himself him in the face in Randleman, according to a news release from Randleman police. Randy Christopher Brower, 26, of Kernersville, is charged with negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury and failure to store a firearm to protect a minor. Jayden Brower remains in critical condition at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Randleman police were called to 1029 High Point St. […]

  • Father speaks out after 5-year-old finds gun in car, shoots self in face in Randleman

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 5-year-old boy got his hands on his father’s gun and shot himself in Randleman Sunday. Now, the boy’s father is speaking out, hoping others can learn from his mistake. “I got a call that my son shot himself in the face and I lost it,” Randy Brower said. “It’s hard that someone you love is going through pain and he’s only 5. He don’t deserve to go through nothing he’s going through right now.” Jayden Brower remains in […]

  • Piedmont Triad barber shop owners sees electricity bill triple

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Piedmont Triad business owner says he wants to see change at Duke Energy after he fought with the company for two months about his bill. His bill nearly tripled overnight. Then after more than a half a dozen calls, Duke finally acknowledged what he had already figured out: that he was being billed for his neighbor’s usage. “Initially I was like…I knew we didn’t burn that kind of electricity,” says Heads Up Barber and Beauty owner […]

  • How to protect your home when you’re away for the holidays

    If you’re looking forward to your holiday vacation, you can bet thieves are looking forward to your vacation too. “Typically in the holiday season we see more crimes of opportunity,” said Officer Jamie Fulton with Greensboro Police. Officer Fulton said there are some common sense ways to protect your home from those opportunistic offenders. “If you`re going out of town, make sure your drapes are closed,” he said. “As proud as you are of that Christmas tree and as much […]

  • Greensboro police provide tips on how to protect your home while you’re on vacation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – If you’re looking forward to your holiday vacation, you can bet thieves are looking forward to your vacation too. “Typically, in the holiday season we see more crimes of opportunity,” says Officer Jamie Fulton with Greensboro police. Officer Fulton says there are some common sense ways to protect your home from those opportunistic offenders. “If you`re going out of town, make sure your drapes are closed. As proud as you are of that Christmas tree and as […]

  • Eden Youth Unity Choir inspires and encourages children

    EDEN, N.C. — A new sound is sweeping through Rockingham County. It’s the sound of young singers lifting their voices to inspire and encourage. The Eden Youth Unity Choir is made up of students from Holmes Middle School and Morehead High School. “We’ve got kids that are Catholic. We’ve got kids from all denominations that are coming together and it just shows the power of God, first of all, but the power of music,” Rev. Jamie Galloway said. Galloway started […]

  • 3 Kernersville churches helping children with food insecurity

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One in four children go hungry in North Carolina. More than 479,000 children are what’s called food insecure. When they’re not in school, many of them don’t know where their next meal may come from or how they’re going to eat. Three churches in Kernersville have formed a partnership to create a food bridge to carry students through the weekend and back to class Monday. “A friend and I had been going to lunch with our children […]

  • Greensboro, Charlotte merged congregations work to bridge race relations

    Race relations is a topic a lot of people avoid in conversations, but two church congregations that are 87 miles apart tackle the topic head-on. Pastor Jay Stewart and Pastor Derrick Hawkins met one another four years ago. “I needed somebody to pull the potential out of me. I was in the process of taking over a very traditional church by the name of the House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries in Greensboro,” Pastor Derrick said. “I know the camera doesn`t […]

  • Local pastor releases CD that makes it on Billboard gospel chart

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bishop Bryan Pierce Sr. is one of the most well-known pastors in the Piedmont Triad. But his journey to the helm of one of the largest churches in the area was full of twists and turns and he says everyone knew the latest turn would come but him. After accepting an invitation from Greensboro native Isaac Caree to join a newly-formed gospel group – Men of Standard – Pierce says he initially said no. “… I’m going […]

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