Shannon Smith CROPPED


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.

Recent Articles
  • Toy reviews stock photo

    Here’s what your kids want for Christmas this year

    Want to know what to get your kids for Christmas? Well, you may want to turn to YouTube. FOX8’s Shannon Smith talked to the creators of the YouTube channel DCTC, which stands for Disney Cars Toys Club, to see what toys are hot this year.

  • Turkey stock

    Last-minute tips for Thanksgiving — chocolate butterscotch chess pie, turkey vegetable soup and more

    We’re less than 24 hours away from the big meal. So on this Recipe Wednesday, we’re getting last-minute turkey tips from expert chef, Mike Mort. He runs the kitchen for the Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem. Here’s some advice for a juicy bird, plus a last minute side dish and great dessert. Turkey Tips Thaw your turkey breast side up in its unopened wrapper in the refrigerator. Allow one day of thawing for every 4lbs. of frozen meat. Pat the bird […]

  • sealion

    Sea lion at NC Zoo saved after swallowing battery dropped in tank

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Someone recently dropped two AA batteries into the sea lion tank at the North Carolina Zoo. A visitor in the underwater viewing area noticed the sea lions playing with the batteries and notified zookeepers. Divers cleared the sea lions out and dove into the tank. They only found one battery. They X-rayed the sea lions and found the other battery. One of the sea lions had swallowed it. They tried to remove it, but couldn’t, so they […]

  • Thanksgiving stock photo

    Prepare for Thanksgiving with these recipes

    We are just a week away from Thanksgiving so on this Recipe Wednesday, we’re making sure you’re all set for the big meal! Shannon Smith visited Southern Roots in Jamestown to cook up the dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie and more. Momma’s Cornbread for Dressing 3 cups self-rising white cornmeal 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ sticks of Crisco 1 qt. whole Buttermilk Place the cornmeal and flour in a bowl and mix together. Work in the Crisco with […]

  • 1 - Copy

    The importance of reading bedtime stories with your kids

    Bedtime stories mean much more than snuggle time with your kids. Shonna Trinidad and Maria Rebella are with Head Start and they joined FOX8’s Shannon Smith to talk about the importance of literacy in young children.  

  • promo271521814

    Recipes from overseas

    After a year away developing a new restaurant in Charlotte, one of Piedmont’s most popular chefs has returned, and he’s trying a new adventure. Chef Jay Pierce is now the executive chef at Marshall Freehouse in Greensboro. We visited on Recipe Wednesday to see what you’ll find on the menu, and even get some fresh recipes you can try at home. Cask Ale Crème Brûlée Makes 4 15 ounces cask ale 5 ounces dark chocolate 2 cups heavy cream 5 […]

  • promo271449609

    Getting your family fit and moving

    In today’s Mommy Matters, Shannon Smith looked at a fun way to get families fit and moving together. Julie Hill stopped by to talk about the Go Far race, which is happening this coming Saturday in High Point.  

  • promo271048974

    The North Carolina Zoo’s bobcat

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Many of the animals that live at the North Carolina Zoo are born there. Others are rescued from dangerous situations — like the young bobcat. In today’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith shows us how a Good Samaritan saved that animal’s life.

  • promo271013768

    Treating kids with colds

    Kids pick up a lot of germs at school and they can easily end up with a cold. In today’s Mommy Matters, we learned how to treat the little ones.

  • (Stock photo)

    Soups and stews for the winter months

    In the fall and winter, soups and stews are an easy and affordable way to feed your family. Acclaimed cookbook author, Nanci McDermott, just released a new book called, “Southern Soups and Stews.” She’s originally from High Point, but now lives in Chapel Hill. She joined Shannon Smith on Recipe Wednesday to show off some of her favorites from the book. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Cajun-Style Rich, earthy, and full of flavor, served over rice 1 cup chopped onion 1 […]

  • promo270410578

    Here are some sweet cake decorating ideas for a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween

    Halloween doesn’t have to be spooky, it can be sweet, too! Maggie Sartin from Dewey’s Bakery stopped by to help us bite into some delicious Halloween treats.

  • promo269831779

    Spiders at the NC Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — What are you afraid of? Spiders, maybe? A lot of people don’t like the creepy crawly creatures. As FOX8’s Shannon Smith shows us in this edition of Zoo Filez, spiders are really beneficial to the environment.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 60,625 other followers