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

  • Mediterranean diet recipes from Pastabilities in Greensboro

    Posted on: 5:17 am, March 13, 2013, by , updated on: 09:47am, March 13, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, FOX8′s Shannon Smith is featuring Mediterranean diet recipes, courtesy of Pastabilities...
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    Pastabilities Hearts a Flame
  • Mommy Matters: Swim lessons

    Posted on: 8:51 am, March 5, 2013, by , updated on: 08:59am, March 5, 2013

    If you want your children to feel comfortable in the water at the pool or beach this summer, you may...
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  • Mommy Matters: Easter Egg Class

    Posted on: 6:17 am, February 28, 2013, by

    Psanky (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of writing on eggs with wax.  The vibrant coloring of...
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  • The Paleo diet and its benefits

    Posted on: 6:59 am, February 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:16am, February 27, 2013

    On Wednesday morning, FOX8′s Shannon Smith will be discussing the Paleo diet. The Paleo Fried Chicken recipe can be found...
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  • Restaurant shares recipes for non-processed foods

    Posted on: 5:03 am, February 27, 2013, by , updated on: 09:03am, February 28, 2013

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, FOX8′s Shannon Smith will be at The Fit Station in Jamestown....
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  • Spring House Restaurant shares Italian-inspired recipes

    Posted on: 5:19 am, February 20, 2013, by , updated on: 08:36am, February 20, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On this edition of Recipe Wednesday, the Spring House Restaurant in Winston-Salem is sharing Italian-inspired recipes. Puttanesca...
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  • Ten tips for losing ten pounds by spring

    Posted on: 5:15 am, February 19, 2013, by , updated on: 07:37am, February 20, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News, Julie Luther with PurEnergy Fitness Center in Greensboro is sharing...
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  • Maxie B’s dessert recipes

    Posted on: 5:14 am, February 6, 2013, by , updated on: 12:20pm, February 9, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In this edition of Recipe Wednesday, Shannon Smith is featuring Maxie B’s. The Greensboro bakery shared “Sweets...
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  • Debunking myths about artificial colors and flavors

    Posted on: 8:47 am, January 31, 2013, by

    Artificial colors and flavors are in so many foods and drinks and for decades, doctors and parents have questioned whether...
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  • Scotty McCreery talks Bojangles with Shannon Smith

    Posted on: 7:36 am, January 31, 2013, by , updated on: 09:34pm, January 31, 2013

    It seems you see Scotty McCreery just about every where these days – on stage performing with big country music...
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  • GTCC chefs share recipes for your Super Bowl party

    Posted on: 5:17 am, January 30, 2013, by , updated on: 11:10am, January 30, 2013

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — This edition of Recipe Wednesday will feature the chefs of Guilford Technical Community College, who will share...
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  • Winston-Salem theater turned into control room for ‘Apollo 13′

    Posted on: 6:14 am, January 28, 2013, by , updated on: 12:31pm, January 28, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem has been turned into an authentic replica of a...
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