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.