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Tracy can be seen co-anchoring the top rated 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Bill Martin.
Tracy McCool joined Fox 8 News as a general assignment reporter in May of 2000. She was instrumental in establishing Fox 8's Akron/Summit County Bureau at Summit Mall. She also became a familiar face to early-risers with her work as a morning show news reporter and fill-in anchor.

Prior to joining Fox 8, Tracy served as a reporter/anchor for WSYX-TV and WTTE-TV in Columbus, Ohio, for two years. She landed in the state capital after a stint at WICU-TV in Erie, Pa. Before she moved in front of the camera, Tracy began her broadcasting career behind the scenes, first as a news intern, and later as a morning show producer at Fox 8 News.

A northeast Ohio native, Tracy is a graduate of Copley High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast news from Kent State University.

Born on April 6, Tracy lives in the Akron area with her husband John, two children Cassidy and Carter and their dogs, Samson and Nikko.

Tracy enjoys golf, skiing and spending time with her family and friends.


Recent Articles
  • Aftermath of 9/11: Supporting warriors after war

    We will never forget 9/11 or its impact on our country. Nearly 3,000 people died September 11, 2001. Many more lives were altered in the war that followed. FOX 8 is a proud supporter of a project that benefits warriors beyond the battlefield. FOX 8’s Tracy McCool has the story in the video above      

  • Night they’ll never forget: Special guests get rock-star treatment at prom

    Smiles, tears and cheers on the red carpet in Pepper Pike Friday night. Hundreds of special guests enjoyed their first-ever Heart of Rock and Roll prom. It was a night they’ll never forget! *Watch the touching story above*

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    Milano Monuments offers everlasting gift if LeBron returns

    CLEVELAND — A local company is offering an everlasting gift if LeBron returns home. Jim Milano from Milano Monuments said if the basketball star comes home, he will create a life-sized statue of James. The legacy statue will be made from a solid piece of granite and will be hand sculpted in their facility. It could take 6-8 months to create. Milano said this would be a forever gift to the City of Cleveland and LeBron. “If he comes back […]

  • Healing the invisible wounds of war: How you can help our military men and women

    They are the invisible wounds of war that impact military men and women serving our country. We are talking about PTSD and how the ‘Wounded Warrior Project’ is healing our heroes. This year we are supporting the incredible Wounded Warrior team for this year’s ‘FOX 8 FOX Trot’ Watch FOX 8’s Tracy McCool’s story above for more on the ‘Wounded Warrior Project’ and their amazing services. Meanwhile, if you haven’t done so already, there is still plenty of time for […]

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    2014 FOX 8 FOX Trot: Running for Heroes

    They are the warriors on the bottom helping others, all thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project. Its mission: to honor and empower. The non-profit organization is based in Florida, but its programs are changing lives all over the country including here in Northeast Ohio. This year, as you run or walk in the FOX 8 FOX Trot, you’ll be backing our heroes, every step of the way. Join us for the 2nd annual FOX 8 FOX Trot on Sunday, August […]

  • Movie Madness: Hollywood Stars in Cleveland for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

    Hollywood returned to Cleveland Wednesday night for a big red carpet event. Thousands watched as some of the hottest young stars came to town to hype the release of the much-anticipated movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.” Watch Tracy McCool’s report above for more. Cast and crew from the movie will be on New Day Cleveland on Thursday.

  • Project Could Make for a Smooth Ride on W. 117th St.

    CLEVELAND–It’s a $1.6 million project aimed at giving drivers a smoother ride. Potholes have beat up a lot of tires and cars this winter. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald introduced a bill to fix West 117th St. from Bellaire Rd. to Lake Ave. in the cities of Cleveland and Lakewood. This is more than a quick fix; it’s a big project. FitzGerald said he’s confident the bill will be approved and hopes it will happen by April.  

  • Baby Bangs: Beautiful or a Bust?

    No doubt they’re all beautiful, but sometimes it’s difficult to tell if a bald baby is a boy or a girl. Now there’s an enhancement for baby girls who have everything– except hair! Lisa Griggs-Campbell is the woman behind the product, ‘Baby Bangs.’ She’s been a hair replacement artist for years and came up with the idea after her granddaughter was born. ‘Baby Bangs’ is a combination headband with hair that makes baby girls look like they have a full […]

  • Baby Brynn Bragg born weighing 10 lbs on 11-12-13

    Special Date Marks Baby’s Birth: 10 Pounds on 11-12-13

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – As many people run to the altar for the special date of 11-12-13, one baby has added another big number to the date. Baby Brynn Bragg was born at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday, weighing in at 10 pounds– making her 10 pounds on 11-12-13. Her parents are both Cleveland Clinic nurses who said the date means a lot to them. “Nobody better ever forget her birthday, and if they do, there’s no reason,” said John Bragg, Brynn’s […]

  • Hit-and-Run Crash: Family Smashed into Concrete Wall on I-90

    BRATENAHL, Ohio– Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened along Interstate 90 in Bratenahl Sunday night around 6 p.m. Harrison Daman, 30, said he was heading home to Painesville after visiting family in Northwest Ohio for his son’s birthday, when a car next to them swerved into their lane. His girlfriend and son were both in the car. Daman told FOX 8 he hit the brakes to get out of the way, but the driver came right back at […]

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    Rare Pregnancy: Woman Has 2 Sets of Identical Twins

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio — A Brunswick woman is the proud mom to four baby boys after a very rare pregnancy. “First, I was pregnant with one, then they found twins,” said Lindsay Lowrie. In fact, they found two sets of twins. Lowrie delivered the four babies at Fairview Hospital in April. They’re still in the neonatal intensive care unit. Kenneth and Colton are identical to each other. Bentley and Griffin make up the second set of identical twins. Lindsay Lowrie is […]

  • Girls with Guts: From Mom to Krav Maga

    They are Girls with Guts: Their stories may seem ordinary on the surface, but once you get to know them, you’ll find they have incredible drive and determination within. One of those Girls with Guts is Sarah Fox. She is arming people with confidence every day. It’s self defense for the modern world: Krav Maga– the official Israeli defense system. Fight Fit in Middleburg Heights is the only Krav self defense center in Northeast Ohio. It’s owned by a woman: […]