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Shannon Smith wakes up very early every morning to bring you live reports from around the Piedmont Triad. Shannon was born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina.

She attended Clemson University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 1998. Her first job as a reporter was at the NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina. After a year and a half, Shannon traveled west to the mountains of Boise, Idaho to be a reporter. She loved the scenery, but really missed the southern hospitality and her family. So in May of 2000, Shannon packed her car and drove back across the country to Greensboro and to FOX8 News as a reporter.

In January 2003, she moved to the FOX8 Morning News. Every morning Shannon is live in the Piedmont Triad reporting on everything from the circus, to community fundraisers, to breaking news. Shannon has reported live during hurricanes on the North Carolina coast and traveled to the red carpet in Hollywood to cover all the North Carolina contestants on American Idol.

Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves hanging out at the beach, traveling to new places, exercising, and reading.

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    Recipes for throwing a ‘winning’ Super Bowl party

    Chef Jay Pierce and Bartender Mark Weddle from Marshall’s Freehouse in Greensboro showed us how to throw a winning Super Bowl Party this Sunday. They showed us everything from drinks like Cam’s Cooler and Keep Pounding Punch, to a yummy black and blue dip! Guacamole Yield: 3 cups Ingredients:  1cup red onions: small diced ¼ cup cilantro: chopped 3 each avocado: pitted and crushed 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp flake salt 2 each Roma tomatoes: scooped, small dice 1 each jalapeno: seeded, minced Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips Shrimp […]

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    Is your child ready for an overnight summer camp?

    Even though we’re in the middle of winter, it’s time to start thinking about summer camp for your kids. One thing to consider is whether your child is ready for an overnight camp. Micki Bare with Piedmont Parent magazine talked to FOX8’s Shannon Smith about the latest issue which focuses on summer camps.  

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    Craving for chocolate cake helps launch local business

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s National Chocolate Cake Day and Southern Living magazine says one of the best bakeries in North Carolina is right here in the Piedmont Triad. Maxie B’s owner, Robin Davis says it was a craving for chocolate cake that helped launch her business in 2001. Davis was pregnant and desperately craving chocolate cake. She began scouring her mother’s cookbook, looking for the perfect devil’s food cake recipe. “That is the cake that I was craving — that […]

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    Shannon Smith learns more about ‘Goosebumps’ from author R.L. Stine

    If you have children, there’s a chance you have a few “Goosebumps” books at home on your shelf. The series has sold millions and now that series has been turned into a movie. FOX8’s Shannon Smith spoke with “Goosebumps” author, R.L. Stine during today’s Mommy Matters.

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    Here’s what to expect from WGN America’s newest show ‘Outsiders’

    This week, the newest WGN America show “Outsiders” introduces a family fighting for their way of life. The show focuses on the struggle for power and control of a rugged, mysterious mountain in Appalachia.  ” “Outsiders” tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who’ve been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they’ll protect their world and defend their way of life using […]

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    SciWorks in Winston-Salem is offering a frozen fun day

    In today’s Mommy Matters, Ally McCauley from SciWorks in Winston-Salem talked to FOX8’s Shannon Smith about Frozen Science Fun Day. SciWorks will celebrate all things cold and frozen on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. during Frozen Science Fun Day. This is the second year the museum has offered this special event, and last year’s program was one of the most popular in the museum’s 50-year history, attracting nearly a thousand visitors, including hundreds of young girls and […]

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    Here’s why students should consider Advanced Placement course work

    It’s that time of year again when your child will be signing up for classes for the upcoming school year and experts say you may want to encourage him or her to look at Advanced Placement courses. John Williamson, vice president of AP at the College Board, spoke with FOX8’s Shannon Smith about how students can benefit in the long-run from those courses.  

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    Cutting out the clutter

    Do you find that clutter is creating a mess in your life? Well, getting rid of all that stuff can make you and your life more productive. In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, professional organizer Fay Wolf offered up some advice for cleaning up and organizing all that clutter.

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    Recipe Wednesday: ‘Skinny Chefs’

    You’ve heard the expression “never trust a skinny chef.”  We may have proof that’s just not true.  Two of our favorite chefs on Recipe Wednesday have dropped some serious weight.  The culinary instructors at Guilford Technical Community College show us how they have managed to lose weight while spending all their time around food.  Here are their favorite recipes. Mini Broccoli Frittata: (great to make ahead for a grab-and-go breakfast) Ingredients: 8 eggs ¾ cup diced red onion 1 clove […]

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    Moms join the ‘Trim Healthy Mama’ movement

    Moms are joining the Trim Healthy Mama movement. It’s a lifestyle program that helps moms get healthy and drop those extra pounds while still enjoying delicious food. FOX8’s Shannon Smith spoke with the creators of Trim Healthy Mama, Pearl Barrett and her sister Serene Allison, Thursday morning.  

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    How can parents survive being sick?

    It’s cold and flu season, but it’s often tough for moms and dads to take a sick day. Kids still need dinner and help with homework, so how can parents survive being sick? Micki Bare joined FOX8’s Shannon Smith Tuesday morning to talk about her sick survival guide.  

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    Examining wild animals at the North Carolina Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Occasionally wild animals have to be moved to the North Carolina Zoo for their protection. The veterinarians at the zoo must make sure they are healthy before they can join the animals already living there. Shannon Smith shows us one of those exams in today’s Zoo Filez.


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