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Contact: Allison.Smith@wghp.com

Allison Smith joined FOX8 News in May 2018 as a reporter.

Before moving to North Carolina, she worked as the morning anchor in Tyler, Texas, for three years. Allison has covered her share of local politics, education and feature stories.

She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER!

Allison was born and raised in Texas but is thrilled to call the Triad community home.

Outside of work, you can find Allison spending time with her two rescue cats and traveling. Also, Tex-Mex makes her heart happy and when she needs to work off all the chips and salsa she enjoys long distance running.

Allison would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out! ​


Recent Articles
  • Organizations in High Point helping seniors, disabled beat the summer heat

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two organizations in High Point are helping seniors and the disabled beat the summer heat. “I think so often that folks are afraid to ask for help, but just knowing that there are agencies like the United Way or Senior Resources of Guilford that are willing to help really makes a difference,” said Ashlyn Martin, with Senior Resources. If you meet the requirements, the Heat Relief Program provides fans at no cost. Robert Williams stopped by […]

  • Police identify victims who were shot while inside a vehicle in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have identified two people who were shot and injured while inside a vehicle in Greensboro over the weekend. Anthony Kristopher King, 18, and Nakayla Brown, 16, both of Greensboro, were shot in the 700 block of Fulton Street, according to a Greensboro police press release. The victims showed up at the Sheetz gas station at 1300 Battleground Avenue at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday following the shooting, where police were already on scene. A woman who lives […]

  • Body of missing kayaker on Saxapahaw Lake recovered

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The body of a kayaker who went missing in Alamance County on Sunday evening has been recovered. The body of 21-year-old Joseph Taylor Smith was found in the same general area on Saxapahaw Lake where he went missing at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Deputies said Smith was with a group of friends on the lake and their kayak overturned. Eventually they were able to get the kayak up, but Smith decided to swim back to shore […]

  • Widow speaks out on ‘Secure Your Load Day’ after losing husband last year in unsecured-load crash in Forsyth County

    Barbara Carr-Long lost her husband, Robert Long, last July when a recliner fell off a trailer driving down U.S. 421. Three cars were involved in the collision and Long died as a result of the crash. “When somebody is still alive one minute and then they’re just taken from you the next, it’s going to take a long time to recover,” Carr-Long said. ​ A proclamation from Gov. Roy Cooper declares June 6 as “Secure Your Load Day” and says […]

  • Summer Night Lights kicks off in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back “Summer Night Lights.” Helping keep teens stay active and safe, SNL provides different activities at the Greensboro Sportsplex. Britt Huggins, director of youth development, says this is the largest initiative the city offers teens. “I think it’s just providing a good outlet for teens to come and just be a part of something,” Huggins said. It allows kids to release some energy and make new friends. “The games […]

  • Murals in Greensboro part of community collaboration

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s artwork created by the community for the community. All across Greensboro, murals are adding a pop of color and creativity to the landscape. The Greensboro Mural Project is building bridges by painting walls. “We want to give people access to creating and creating together. Co-creating is very important at times like these,” said Alyzza May, co-founder of the Greensboro Mural Project. For one installation, they invited the community to write love letters to the city and […]

  • Guilford County parents learn about improving school safety

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a call to action to protect our children. In light of recent school shootings, parents are choosing to be proactive. Tuesday night, parents came to Ben L. Smith High School for the “Know the Signs” training session. Part of the Sandy Hook Promise is to turn tragedy into a moment of transformation. The Guilford County school district is teaching staff, students and parents how to identify the warning signs and speak up. “You are not going […]

  • Veterans speak about lost loved ones at Carolina Field of Honor on Memorial Day

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – It was an emotional visit to the Carolina Field of Honor on Memorial Day, as many reflected on loved ones passed. Harry lost his son, retired Marine Sgt. Lenny Youngblood, in 2016. Harry and Lenny’s brothers in arms wanted to make sure he had a hero’s ride to his final resting place. “I made a promise to my son when he was laying there in the casket. His memory would never be forgotten,” said Youngblood. His son’s […]

  • Local students taking charge of their safety on the road during ‘100 deadliest days of summer’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Car crashes are the number one killer of America’s teens and the numbers show that the danger is greatest during the summer months. Teens at Western Guilford High School are making sure they’re in control before taking the driver’s seat. As graduation approaches, the school is having students sign a pledge to be above the influence. “I want them to think about what they’re doing before they get on the road. Think about their future and what […]

  • High Point Public Services Department works to keep storm drains clear

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Flooded streets often follow heavy rains and blocked drains only aggravate the issue. Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro are working around the clock to alleviate the problem. The High Point Public Services Department says they have personnel checking pipes on a routine basis, whether the city is getting lots of rain or in a drought. The Stormwater Services Division is equipped with a subsurface camera and vacuum truck to track and clear any blockages. “If, during […]

  • Downtown Greensboro works to improve pedestrian experience

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Downtown Greensboro is pushing to offer you a seat and longtime resident David Craft is leading the charge. “Attracting more people downtown and keeping them down here longer is always a good thing,” Craft said. Downtown Greensboro Inc. has a master plan in the works to help the streetscape and overall pedestrian experience. Zack Matheny, the CEO of DGI, says their goal is to find the hot spots, create a sense of connectivity and design something aesthetically […]

  • Davie County man, daughter attacked by coyote; 2nd coyote attack in 3 months

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Davie County is dealing with its second coyote attack in the last three months. This time the victims are a father and his 7-year-old daughter. Fidel Castro said he heard a child screaming and rushed out behind his house to find a coyote latched onto his daughter’s leg. Cindy Castro was in the yard swinging when the animal appeared from the back woods. While trying to defend his daughter, Fidel was also attacked by the coyote. […]