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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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    SciWorks in Winston-Salem holds butterfly release

    In today’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Shannon Smith tells you how you can bring science to life for your little ones at Sciworks in Winston-Salem. They are hosting a butterfly adopt and release event. Your butterfly will be tagged with a unique research number and you can help send it on its way. You can find the details on the SciWorks website.

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    Creative birthday cake ideas

    More people celebrate their birthday on September 16 than any other day of the year. So we thought we would help with the party on this Recipe Wednesday by creating some delicious cake. Shannon Smith spent the morning at Southern Sister’s Bakery, Sprinkle of Sugar, trying out these great recipes. Very Vanilla Cake  1 3/4 cups cake flour 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 TSP salt 1 cup soft butter 4 eggs 1 cup milk 3/4 T vanilla […]

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    Keeping kids safe in the car

    When kids are in their car seats, it seems they’re as safe as they can be in a vehicle. However, millions of car seats were recalled last year for safety defects. On today’s Mommy Matter’s, Shannon Smith and Cindy Farmer looked at how to keep your children as safe as possible.

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    Harbor seals at the North Carolina Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — At the North Carolina Zoo there are only a few opportunities to watch zookeepers interact with the animals. That’s what makes the harbor seal exhibit one of the most popular attractions. Shannon Smith checks out one of their training sessions in today’s Zoo Filez.

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    Cooking with North Carolina apples

    Apples are one of America’s favorite fruits and right now they are ripe and ready in North Carolina. You can eat them fresh, of course, but you can enjoy apples in your entire meal from appetizer to entrée to dessert. Shannon Smith visited Lowes Foods in Winston-Salem to make a few. Mini Caramel Apple Bits Ingredients • 3 Large Apples • 1 – 16 oz bag caramel bites • 2 tablespoons of milk • 1 – 16oz bag of chocolate […]

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    Bull riding competition coming to Archdale

    The pros will be out roping and riding this weekend at the 17th annual TNT Carport Jerome Davis PBR Invitational. The best bull riders in the country will compete at the Davis Rodeo Ranch in Archdale. Shannon Smith stopped by on Friday morning to see what action is in store. For more information visit the event page.

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    NC Zoo helping to save the red wolves

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — North Carolina is home to the only red wolves in the world. The animals were once at the brink of extinction. Shannon Smith shows us how the North Carolina Zoo continues to work to keep this species of wolves alive.

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    Cooking up southern favorites

    This Recipe Wednesday, we’re cooking up some southern favorites. Local chef and restaurant owner Stephanie Tyson is cooking up some recipes from her new book, “Soul Food Odyssey.” Oven-“Fried” Buttermilk Chicken Serves 6. A tasty, healthier version. It’s kind of like my favorite commercial growing up—“It’s Shake ’N and Bake! And I helped!” Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1½ teaspoons pepper, divided 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 […]

  • Veterinarians at the NC Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Hundreds of species of animals live at the North Carolina Zoo. And a small staff of veterinarians care for all of them. Shannon Smith shows us how treating the smallest creatures to the largest mammals is all in a day’s work.

  • Southern favorites from SidWill’s Café and Catering in Jamestown

    The chefs at SidWill’s in Jamestown cook North Carolina favorites every day. They shared some of their most popular dishes with Shannon Smith on Recipe Wednesday.  You can print out a copy if you’d like to try one or all of them for your family! Turkey Meatloaf 1 pkg. of meatloaf seasoning mix 2 lbs. grounded turkey 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup of milk 1/4 cup of bread crumbs or 2 slices of bread 1/2 cup of ketchup, chili […]

  • Elk herd expanding at the North Carolina Zoo

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The elk herd is growing at the North Carolina Zoo. A 4-year-old buck arrived a few months ago and zookeepers hope that will mean babies by spring. Shannon Smith takes a trip on the prairie in this edition of Zoo Filez.

  • Creative, healthy school lunches

    It’s time to start packing school lunch again.  Instead of peanut butter and jelly every day, we’ve got some different healthy ideas to try.  And we promise, kids will love these. Joy Thompson from Southern Sisters in Thomasville shared the fun recipes. Kid Sushi 2 oz softened cream cheese 1 Tablespoon mayo 1 Tablespoon cranberry sauce 3 deli slices roasted turkey 2 slices provolone cheese Spinach or lettuce 1 large spinach (or any flavor) fajita shell 1 skewer Stir cream […]


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