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

  • Recipe Wednesday: Spring House recipes

    Posted on: 6:49 am, December 12, 2012, by , updated on: 09:26am, December 12, 2012

    Char Grilled Jumbo ShrimpTexas Pete Voodoo Sauce 32 oz. chopped tomato 3 Tbsp. garlic, minced .5 cup EVOO 1 T....
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  • Mommy Matters: Dealing with Santa

    Posted on: 8:21 am, December 11, 2012, by , updated on: 11:33am, December 11, 2012

    For many families, the holidays mean a trip to go see Old Saint Nick. But not all kids like having...
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  • Gingerbread recipes

    Posted on: 4:01 am, December 11, 2012, by , updated on: 11:41am, December 11, 2012

    1. Make dough and royal icing 2. Roll out dough and cut out pieces 3. Show how to assemble a...
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  • Christmas decorations you can make yourself

    Posted on: 3:00 am, December 10, 2012, by , updated on: 12:20pm, December 10, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Monday morning, FOX8′s Shannon Smith will learn how to craft some “do-it-yourself” Christmas decorations. Linda Dozier...
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  • Recipe Wednesday: Grits and other breakfast recipes

    Posted on: 5:59 am, November 28, 2012, by , updated on: 09:59am, November 28, 2012

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — This edition of Recipe Wednesday features some great breakfast recipes, many of which can be tasted...
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  • Greensboro Urban Ministry hosts annual Thanksgiving meal

    Posted on: 3:00 am, November 22, 2012, by , updated on: 11:18am, November 22, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — FOX8′s Shannon Smith will be live Thursday morning with the Greensboro Urban Ministry, which is hosting its...
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  • UNC School of the Arts prepares for annual Nutcracker ballet

    Posted on: 10:02 am, November 15, 2012, by , updated on: 10:04am, November 15, 2012

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem are preparing for the...
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  • Recipe Wednesday: Cajun Cooking

    Posted on: 8:59 am, November 14, 2012, by , updated on: 06:52am, November 16, 2012

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — FOX8′s Shannon Smith on Wednesday was at the Meridian Restaurant in Winston-Salem to learn about Cajun cooking....
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  • College football analyst discusses season, BCS standings [Video]

    Posted on: 8:16 am, October 16, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:22am, October 16, 2012

    In this video, the FOX8 Morning News team picks the brain of college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.  In addition to...
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  • ‘American Idol’ auditions: day two in Charlotte

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, October 3, 2012, by

    The American Idol auditions in Charlotte wrapped up on Tuesday after two drama filled day — including a big argument between celebrity judges,...
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  • Mommy Matters: Preventing Child Abuse

    Posted on: 10:49 am, September 13, 2012, by

    In this edition of Mommy Matters, FOX8′s Shannon Smith discusses how to prevent child abuse. More: PDF: Teach Children CSM...
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  • Wine tasting takes place across NC this weekend

    Posted on: 11:50 am, September 11, 2012, by

    FOX8′s Shannon Smith was live at Childress Vineyards in Davidson County Tuesday morning. People can taste wine from 20 North...
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