Tracy Kornet

Sexual Assault Center

Five years ago, Tracy Kornet had barely finished unpacking moving boxes when she learned about the Sexual Assault Center. Today, she has been a volunteer there almost as long as she’s been a news anchor at WSMV-TV. She joined the board in 2015 and has served in various capacities—currently as secretary.


“My involvement with SAC is the most meaningful work I’ve ever done, giving great purpose to my day job,” says Tracy, explaining how she uses her unique platform to educate and inform viewers. She’s produced and reported segments about the nonprofit, including one on the SAFE Clinic, the first stand-alone forensic rape exam clinic in Nashville. For her, it is a privilege to “counter the horrific stories of abuse we report nightly with positive solutions and ways to help victims, making our community safer along the way.”


Tracy points out that after 40 years, SAC remains the only place in Middle Tennessee dedicated solely to victims of sexual assault and was uniquely prepared to manage the increased number of calls and clients in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Always a passionate supporter, Tracy will again emcee at Mad Hatter, the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Sexual Assault Center

The Sexual Assault Center — the only nonprofit in Middle Tennessee that exclusively serves sexual abuse victims — provides therapy, advocate services, prevention programs and sexual assault forensic exams to rape victims in the SAFE Clinic.