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Tracy Townsend


Tracy Townsend co-anchors the 5:30 p.m. edition of 10TV News. She also anchors 10TV's noon newscasts.

Townsend grew up in Cincinnati and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Before joining WBNS-TV, Tracy worked at WBBM-TV in Chicago, KCTV in Kansas City and WKRC-TV in Cincinnati.

Tracy is leading 10TV’s coverage of Campaign 2012: Race for the White House. She has scored interviews with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Townsend, an Emmy award-winning anchor, leads the station's coverage of children's health issues in 10TV's Pediatric Healthsource segments. She reports on the latest breakthrough treatments and health trends from the experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Tracy is an active graduate member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). She is also active in the Columbus chapter of The Links, Inc., a national women's service organization.

Tracy writes a monthly column in Columbus Parent magazine called "Take it from Tracy." It is a practical and humorous look at issues for parents working hard to raise well-educated and well-rounded children.

Tracy, her husband, Murvin Enders, and their son, Ian, are proud to call Columbus their "adopted" hometown.

Additional Info:

Dream Interview: Any living U.S. President, so much to ask (and say to them!).

Dream Job: If I weren't already doing what I love, I'd love to be White House Press Secretary.

Favorite CBS Program: "The Good Wife."

Role Model: My parents.

Hidden Talent: I play the flute and love classical music and jazz.

First car: 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Favorite sports team(s): OSU Buckeyes, Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Cubs.

Favorite Food: Popcorn, pizza and ice cream.

News Philosophy: Journalism when practiced by professionals is noble and of service to the community.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking and sports.

Best Part About Central Ohio: Great for families, friendly people and close to my hometown of Cincinnati.

Most Memorable Assignments: Political conventions (1996 DNC; 2000 RNC)