Shannon Smith


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

  • Blog: Shannon visits the Sleepy Hollow set in Wilmington

    Posted on: 11:03 am, November 4, 2013, by , updated on: 02:51pm, November 4, 2013

    The Headless Horseman returns tonight to Sleepy Hollow. The show will air at 9 p.m. on FOX8. We will have...
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  • Fall decorating ideas for your home

    Posted on: 6:03 am, September 16, 2013, by , updated on: 09:11am, September 16, 2013

    On Monday during the FOX8 Morning News, Shannon Smith was at Lowes Home Improvement where Linda Dozier showed us several...
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  • 5 classic diner recipes from Twin City Diner

    Posted on: 5:42 am, September 11, 2013, by , updated on: 10:05am, September 11, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, FOX8′s Shannon Smith will be at Twin City Diner where the...
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  • 8 tailgating recipes from the chefs at GTCC

    Posted on: 5:40 am, August 28, 2013, by , updated on: 08:58am, August 28, 2013

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Ready for some football?? On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, FOX8′s Shannon Smith was at Guilford Technical...
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  • Linbrook Heritage Estate

    Posted on: 7:35 am, July 18, 2013, by

    TRINITY, N.C. — Linbrook Heritage Estate is home to the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum, which displays a collection of...
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  • 8 exclusive photos from Daughtry’s final rehearsal before tour

    Posted on: 11:12 am, July 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:14am, July 3, 2013

    Daughtry gave FOX8 exclusive access to their final rehearsal before they hit the road with Three Doors Down. The band...
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  • BBQ pitmasters from Red, Hot and Blue share recipes, tips

    Posted on: 6:13 am, June 5, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:43am, June 5, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, Shannon Smith will be with the BBQ pit masters from Red,...
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  • Mommy Matters: Taking kids to summer movies

    Posted on: 6:40 am, June 4, 2013, by , updated on: 07:57am, June 4, 2013

    On Tuesday’s edition of Mommy Matters, FOX8′s Shannon Smith talks about some of the deals you can find this summer...
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  • Dewey’s Bakery shares ideas for creative summer treats

    Posted on: 5:20 am, June 4, 2013, by , updated on: 02:09pm, June 4, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News, Shannon Smith got some ideas on how to decorate and...
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  • Mommy Matters: Infant carrier

    Posted on: 10:39 am, April 23, 2013, by

    There are lots of options on the market for baby carriers, from infant slings to back pack carriers. Triad Moms...
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  • RiverRun International Film Festival starts Friday

    Posted on: 10:04 am, April 8, 2013, by

    FOX8’s Shannon Smith was live Monday morning at one of the many theatres in Winston-Salem that will show movies for...
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  • Woman devotes time to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

    Posted on: 9:21 pm, March 18, 2013, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — One of the biggest battles in the American Revolutionary War was fought in Greensboro. The Guilford...
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