Tracy Sears


Born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, Tracy fell in love with broadcast reporting at the age of 12 and began volunteering at her local news station when she was just 17.

While attending George Mason University, she interned for two years in the White House Press Room, assisting White House correspondents with news releases and credentials, and one year at News Channel 8 in the Washington D.C. Market. Tracy worked for two years as an anchor and reporter for KTEN-TV in Denison, Texas, before returning home to Virginia in 2000 to take a reporting and anchoring position with CBS 6.

Tracy currently reports part-time so she can spend more time at home with her two children.

Tracy has received awards from The Virginia Associated Press, The Virginia Association of Broadcasters, and The RTNDA. She is also the recipient of the 2004 National Edward R. Murrow Award and the 2012 Regional Emmy Award.

Recent Articles

  • Lawmaker demands public input on new Flying Squirrels stadium plan

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, September 17, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:16pm, September 17, 2013

    The mayor's office is currently drafting two proposals, one that involves rebuilding the current stadium on North Boulevard.
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  • Retired colonel on mass shootings: ‘Sometimes we put our heads in the sand’

    Posted on: 7:44 pm, September 16, 2013, by , updated on: 07:48pm, September 16, 2013

    Col. Gerald Massengill led Virginia State Police through the September 11th terrorist attacks, the D.C. sniper attacks and assisted after Va. Tech shootings.
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  • D.C. shootings have little impact at RIC

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, September 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:58pm, September 16, 2013

    In the minutes following the deadly shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, air traffic to Reagan National Airport was suspended.
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  • Vigil for mother allegedly shot by boyfriend at birthday party

    Posted on: 11:50 pm, September 11, 2013, by

    The family says the vigil was to honor the life of 33-year-old Wendy Sabrina Billups, and to inspire other victims of domestic violence to come forward.
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  • Chesterfield mom leads cops on chase, with two kids in car

    Posted on: 7:28 pm, September 10, 2013, by , updated on: 07:34pm, September 10, 2013

    A 23-year-old Chesterfield mother faces charges for recklessly driving her two small children in her car while evading police.
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  • How local jails prevent inmate suicide

    Posted on: 12:03 am, September 5, 2013, by , updated on: 07:27am, September 5, 2013

    The man serving life in prison, plus 1,000 years, for kidnapping and raping three women in Ohio, committed suicide in prison on Tuesday.
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  • Missing teen’s mom relieved after cell phone located

    Posted on: 11:36 am, September 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:11pm, September 3, 2013

    Murphy disappeared on August 3.
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    COMPLETE COVERAGE: The Search for Alexis Murphy
  • War in Syria has impact in Virginia

    Posted on: 9:07 pm, August 28, 2013, by

    The United States has concluded Syria carried out chemical weapons attacks against its people, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
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  • CBS 6 EXCLUSIVE: Police take guns from armed Obama protester

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, August 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:47pm, August 28, 2013

    Police surrounded a local Tea Party member, who has been protesting over Virginia highways, with his assault rifle and semi-automatic handgun in plain sight.
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  • Child shot during house party expected to recover

    Posted on: 8:04 pm, August 26, 2013, by and

    "I got grandkids up here too. It bothers all of us," one neighbor said.
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  • Community asked for input about children’s hospital

    Posted on: 12:22 am, August 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:43am, August 22, 2013

    A strategic advisory committee that's considering a proposal by the VCU Health System will meet Thursday night to gather input from the community,
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  • Police: “The violence we saw over the weekend was senseless”

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, August 19, 2013, by

    CBS 6 investigates how police are responding to what they call one of the most violent weekends in a long time.
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