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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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    Enjoy the taste of spring with these recipes

    It already feels like spring outside and with the new season days away, we thought you could enjoy a taste of spring too. Chef Tim Grandinetti at The Spring House in Winston-Salem showed us some spring-inspired recipes. Spring-inspired Wine Dinner Potato & Leek Soup w. Crème Fraiche Champagne 4 cups chicken stock; 4 potatoes; 4 leeks; 4 celery stalks; s/p; thyme; onion & garlic powders; 2 cups heavy cream Pan Roasted Scallop atop Potato Pancake Sauvignon Blanc 4 potatoes; roasted […]

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    Here’s how you can prepare your child for kindergarten

    Going to kindergarten is a big deal for kids so it’s important for parents to know how to prepare them for those changes. Julie Smith from Summit School stopped by FOX8 to talk about how parents can prepare their children for the big step. Kindergarten is the “official” start of school and sets the tone for the rest of a student’s schooling. While entering with skills is important other components often referred to as “soft skills” actually need to be front […]

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    WGN America’s new show ‘Underground’ brings story of Underground Railroad to life

    You probably studied the Underground Railroad in school, but you still may not know much about how slaves risked their lives for a chance to have freedom. A new show from FOX8’s parent network, WGN America, brings that story to life. FOX8’s Shannon Smith talked to the creators and cast about the new show “Underground.” To find out when you can see “Underground” in your area visit WGN America’s website. The website also has a list of channels based on your cable provider. […]

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    Recipes to add to your March Madness menu

    We have the perfect March Madness menu just in time for the ACC Tournament.  Bib’s Downtown in Winston-Salem cooked up a few dishes that will score big points during any game. Here’s their suggestions and recipes: Talking tournament food 1) Dry Rub Slow Smoked Ribs 2) Season Smoked,Flashed Fried Jumbo Wings tossed in Bibs BBQ Wing Sauce 3) Some ideas to Transform Pulled Pork. Pulled Pork Stuffed Tator: Wrap and bake a large baked potato at 350 degrees until done, about 1 […]

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    Atlantic Coast Trampoline and Tumbling Invitational coming to Greensboro Coliseum

    Hundreds of athletes will be flipping and flying through the air at the Greensboro Coliseum this weekend. They are competing in the Atlantic Coast Trampoline and Tumbling Invitational. Shannon Smith went to check it out.

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    Serving up Southern comfort foods

    All this cold, rainy weather may have given you a case of the winter blues.  A little comfort food may cheer you up. On this Recipe Wednesday, we’re making some southern favorites at Southern Roots in Jamestown. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders 1 pack of chicken tenders 1 qt buttermilk 2 cups flour Salt and pepper to taste or seasoning of your choice Crisco for frying Method Rinse and pat dry chicken Soak in Buttermilk for 39 minutes or more Combine flour […]

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    Name brand vs. store brand: Do we have to sacrifice taste for a cheaper price?

    We spend hundreds of dollars at the grocery store each month to feed our families. In fact, the average family spends between $200-300 on groceries each week. One quick way to trim that bill is by buying store brands instead of name brands. But does that mean you’ll have to sacrifice taste and quality? FOX8’s Shannon Smith tried a little experiment to find out.

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    Spring travel ideas for families

    Spring break is just a few weeks away so that means kids will be heading home. Chuck Joyce joined FOX8’s Shannon Smith Tuesday morning to talk about spring and summer travel ideas for families.  

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    Author gives advice on guiding teenage girls into adulthood

    Most parents have been warned about the stress of raising a teen girl: the friction with friends, the rush of emotions, the stinging rudeness followed by sweet affection. But their daughter’s teenage years don’t have to feel like a tangled mess for them or for their girl. There is a predictable pattern to how girls develop, a blueprint for adolescent growth that – until now – has never been fully explained. UNTANGLED: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into […]

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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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