Tracey McCain joined WFMY News 2 in November 2006 and is thrilled to be back home in Guilford County.
She returns to the Triad from Connecticut where she was a general assignment reporter at WFSB Channel 3 in Hartford, CT and WSHM CBS 3 in Springfield, MA. "I grew up watching WFMY News 2 so to work here now is simply amazing," Tracey said.
Tracey caught the news bug while attending college at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. After doing a few skits on the college run station, she realized it was her calling. From there she went on to get her Masters Degree while working her way up in the newsroom.
Q&A with Tracey McCain
If you weren't on television news, what would you do for a living?
That's an easy one. I originally went to college to become a teacher but fell in love with television news after a local reporter interviewed me about an on-campus news event. I never looked back.
Name one of your role models.
My mom is my inspiration. A few years ago, she had a life threatening operation and even though doctors doubted her survival she kept going. It takes a strong woman to compete against all odds and make it. I watched her literally fight for her life every single day for months. It gave me courage to see her not give up. Since then, I look at everything like it's a piece of cake because unlike her, I haven't had to fight for something that important.
What was your best subject in school?
My best subject in school was creative writing. I won several awards in Middle and High School for my essays and short stories. In college, I enjoyed my journalism classes.
What are your hobbies?
As I child I took countless piano and dance lessons. I still enjoy them both. When I'm really feeling it, I'll pull out my tap shoes and play around. And if there's a piano around, I can't help tickling the ivory a little.
Brag a little about your family.
My family is awesome. My mom is a retired Psychiatrist and my dad is a retired state Health Director. They both worked hard so I was thrilled when they were able to retire. They were my biggest supporters when I decided to go into television news, though many people doubted I'd be able to do it, they believed in me. They always back me up, but I guess that's what parents are for. My older brother and I had a typical brother/sister relationship growing up. Pulling hair, biting legs, wrestling... you know. But now, we're inseparable. We have a great relationship and it helps that I can tell him anything.