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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.

Recent Articles
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    What to consider when planning a family vacation

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s time to start planning that family vacation, but there’s more to it than just the when and the where. In today’s Mommy Matters Brandy Koontz-Stockert talks about other things you need to consider before taking your family on the road.

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    North Carolina Zoo hopes for baby elephants

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Whether it’s lion cubs or newborn gorillas, it’s always a big deal when babies are born at the North Carolina Zoo. But some of the zoo’s largest animals have never had little ones. In today’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith shows us how they hope to change that soon.

  • Dining competition in the Triad

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — This recipe Wednesday Shannon Smith is talking about the return of Master Chef tonight on FOX. Plus she’s got the scoop on a local culinary competition too — the “Got to be NC Competition Dining Series”. NC Rainbow Trout with Tomato Olive Caper Relish and Sautéed Spinach Tomato Relish 6 oz. Diced Heirloom Tomatoes  3 oz. capers 3 oz. julienned shallots 2 oz. diced Kalamata olives 1 oz. lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine all. 4- […]

  • Feeding animals at the North Carolina Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Feeding your family and even your pets can be a big job. So imagine what zookeepers at the North Carolina Zoo have to do every day to feed the hundreds of animals who live there. In this edition of Zoo Filez Shannon Smith stepped in their shoes for a few hours to see how difficult the job can be.

  • Toys for kids to play with this summer

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — In today’s Mommy Matters FOX8’s Shannon Smith brought in some fun toys for kids to play with this spring and summer.

  • Science experiments to keep kids learning all summer

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The school year is winding down and many kids want their brain to take a break too. So, how do you keep them excited about learning? Fun science experiments can do the trick! Ally McCauley from Sciworks in Winston-Salem joined FOX8’s Shannon Smith to demonstrate a few.

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    Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons over the weekend

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — At the Triad Dog Games, you can watch dogs literally jump through hoops and dive into tanks of water as they compete in a variety of events. The Triad Dog Games are this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.

  • Baby baboons’ birthdays at the NC Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Lots of moms will celebrate Mother’s Day at the North Carolina Zoo. We’re talking about both people and animals. And it will be especially exciting at an exhibit where they’ll celebrate first birthdays and Mother’s Day this weekend. Shannon Smith explains in this edition of Zoo Filez.

  • Treats for Mother’s Day

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s almost Mother’s Day! Danielle Dilizio with Dewey’s Bakery joined FOX8’s Shannon Smith this morning to share some delicious and beautiful ideas.

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    The cost of raising a child

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Any parent already knows raising kids is expensive. Just how much do parents actually spend? According to a new study, it costs $245,000  to raise a child from birth to 18 years old.

  • New high ropes course opens in Archdale

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Another fun, high-flying adventure is open in the Piedmont Triad. The Kersey Valley High Ropes Course just opened. FOX8’s Shannon Smith gave it a test run Tuesday morning. For more information about the Kersey Valley High Ropes Course visit their website.

  • Bouncing bubble soccer fun comes to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Want to try a fun new sport?  How about bubble soccer? You can start your own team for a new league beginning this month. FOX8’s Shannon Smith tried it out at The Club at Oak Branch in Greensboro. Want to sign up? Visit To sign up for a league, contact (336) 851-1890 Ext. 1404 or for information, details and completing registration. People can sign up individually or put their own team together for the league.


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