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CBS11 anchor/reporter Tracy Kornet leaving after eight-year stay (updated with farewell comments from her


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CBS11 anchor Tracy Kornet, an eight-year veteran in the D-FW market, has decided to leave the station.

Kornet’s last day is Thursday, Sept. 4th, when she’ll sign off after co-anchoring the station’s 4 p.m. newscast. “She is going to Nashville to be closer to her family,” CBS11 director of communications Lori Conrad confirmed Tuesday.

Kornet also confirmed her departure, but didn’t want to comment further until her final week on the air. She arrived here in 2006, initially to anchor the now defunct “News First in Prime” on CBS11’s sister station, TXA21. Kornet since has co-anchored CBS11’s weekday 4 p.m. newscasts and filled in on the 5, 6 and 10 news programs.

Kornet also is a vocalist who has fronted several area bands. She and her husband Frank Kornet, a former Milwaukee Bucks forward, have two sons and a daughter, who all have played or are playing college basketball.

Their son, Luke, a 7-foot sophomore forward on the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team, is the principal reason why the Kornets have chosen to be close by in Nashville. Frank Kornet previously starred on the school’s varsity basketball team, and they met on the Nashville campus almost 25 years ago, Tracy noted. Now it’s time to cheer on their son, with Frank Kornet recently resigning his high school basketball coach position at Argyle’s Liberty Christian School.

“A year ago I would have never imagined this move,” Tracy said in an email to unclebarky.com. “But in the last several months it became increasingly clear that I would not feel peace or true joy without the firm foundation of family nearby. I’ve always been the super-independent, ambitious adventure-seeker in my circle. But I’ve come to realize that work is way less rewarding without the robust laughter and life-blood of my kids.”

Kornet said she feels an “incredible connection with our viewers at CBS11, and I love living in North Texas. So this decision to leave was tumultuous. But it is the right one for me. For our family. When I’m on my death bed, I know I won’t regret it . . . Life is short. We are not promised tomorrow.”

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