Who is Geoff Tracy?
Geoff Tracy was born on 23 January 1974, in New York City, USA, and is a chef as well as a businessman, but probably best known for being the husband of broadcast journalist Norah O’Donnell. He owns several restaurants including Chef Geoff’s, which has multiple branches in the country.
The Wealth of Geoff Tracy
Geoff Tracy’s net worth is estimated at around $8 million, earned through a successful career in the culinary industry. He also probably benefits from the success of his wife who has a net worth similarly estimated to be over $8 million.
Life, Education, and Career
Geoff didn’t originally envision himself as one who would pursue interests in the culinary field, as after he matriculated from high school, he enrolled at Georgetown University where he completed a degree in theology. However, he continued his studies by enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America.
After graduating in 2000, he opened his first restaurant, Chef Geoff’s which was successful and helped him open his second restaurant two years later in Downtown.
In 2006 he opened his third restaurant in Maryland, called LIA’s and located at Chevy Chase, followed in another two years by another Maryland restaurant called Hank’s Tavern. He then collaborated with his brother Chris to start the restaurant Chef Geoff’s Tysons Corner, located in Virginia. He manages most of his restaurants from the concept, menu, marketing, finances, and growth. With his restaurants growing steadily over the years, he now employs over 300 people, and has over 750,000 guests annually.
Aside from his restaurant work, he’s also co-authored the book “Baby Love – Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler”, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
Wife – Norah O’Donnell
Norah Morahan O’Donnell is of Irish descent, the daughter of a US Army commander. Her family moved to various locations due to her father’s work, staying predominantly in San Antonio, Texas, and Seoul, Korea. She attended Douglas MacArthur High School, and after matriculating enrolled at Georgetown University from where she graduated with a degree in philosophy.
She continued at Georgetown, completing a master’s degree in liberal studies.
Her first job was with the publication called “Roll Call”, in which she worked as a staff writer, covering stories surrounding Congress. After her run there, she moved to NBC, a company she would be with for the next 12 years. She worked on numerous shows during her tenure, including the “Today Show” which she served as a commentator. Her position also led her to work as a White House correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent for NBC News as well as MSNBC.
She also contributed to shows such as “Weekend Today”, and “MSNBC Live”, often reporting in-studio but also did field reports. Other programs she participated in include “NBC Nightly News” and “The Today Show”.
CBS News and Achievements
O’Donnell then joined the network CBS, hired to anchor many of their top-rated shows. She worked on “CBS Evening News” multiple times, filling in during the time Scott Pelley was absent.
A few months later, she was assigned as the chief White House correspondent, serving in that position for a year before she was moved to become co-anchor of “CBS This Morning”. She consistently served with CBS, and after seven years she was named as the managing editor as well as the anchor for “CBS Evening News”. She also became the lead anchor for political events covered by the network, with the promotion also leading her to “60 Minutes”. She became the third woman to the anchor the weeknight “CBS Evening News”.
A Navy nurse who lived what friends call a "frugal life" left behind a tremendous legacy. Helen Maznio died earlier this year at the age of 92, leaving behind $5 million to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, an organization that helps sailors and Marines in need. pic.twitter.com/sLZLtPIVFn
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 24, 2019
Thanks to her achievements, she has been named as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans by the “Irish American Magazine”. She’s also been named as one of the most powerful women in Washington DC, where her coverage of news has led her to several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story – Long Form, and another Emmy for her coverage of sexual assault at the US Air Force Academy.
Tracy first met Norah while they were freshmen at college. He credits her for helping him start his restaurant business, and she is involved in a lot of his endeavors. The couple married in 2001 and have three children together, two of whom are twins. The family resides in the Upper West Side of New York City, but Norah spends a lot of time in Washington D.C. due to her work.
During his free time, Tracy is very active within his community, contributing to hundreds of charities and organizations annually; he’s done fundraisers, silent auctions, and sponsorships. He serves on the board of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, and has won The Best Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association, thanks to his contributions to numerous communities.