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

  • Fall fashion from Winston-Salem [Videos]

    Posted on: 9:44 am, September 10, 2012, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In these videos, FOX8′s Shannon Smith shows off some seasonal fashion ideas from designers in Winston-Salem. 
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  • Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 6:13 am, September 4, 2012, by , updated on: 08:25am, September 4, 2012

    Shannon Smith was at the bookmark festival in Winston-Salem. For more information, visit
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  • Recipe Wednesday: Game day grub

    Posted on: 12:43 am, August 29, 2012, by , updated on: 07:45am, August 29, 2012

    College Football Season begins this weekend. High School Football is in its third week so on this Recipe Wednesday, Chef...
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  • Mommy Matters

    Posted on: 12:19 am, August 28, 2012, by , updated on: 10:22am, August 28, 2012

    Piedmont Parent Magazine has just released its list of North Carolina’s 50 Family-Friendly companies.  This morning, editor Myra Wright shared...
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  • Salvation Army furniture sale

    Posted on: 12:02 am, August 23, 2012, by , updated on: 01:47pm, August 23, 2012

    Shannon Smith was at the Salvation Army in Greensboro checking out the clearance sale.  For more information, go to:
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  • Hospice Taste of the Town

    Posted on: 10:54 pm, August 20, 2012, by , updated on: 08:04am, August 21, 2012

    Shannon Smith was at the Showplace in High Point checking out the Hospice Taste of the Town. For more information,...
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  • Recipe Wednesday: Men Can Cook

    Posted on: 11:17 pm, August 7, 2012, by , updated on: 09:45am, August 8, 2012

    For this Recipe Wednesday, FOX8′s Shannon Smith was in Greensboro previewing the 2012 Men Can Cook fundraiser. The event is...
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  • Mommy Matters: TEACCH Greensboro

    Posted on: 3:00 am, August 7, 2012, by , updated on: 10:45am, August 7, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — TEACCH Greensboro provides services to children with Autism. Until this year, the services were free.  The group...
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  • Mommy Matters: Saving on back-to-school shopping

    Posted on: 11:03 am, August 2, 2012, by

    In this edition of Mommy Matters, FOX8′s Shannon Smith talks about some ways to save on back-to-school shopping. 
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  • Back to School supply kick off

    Posted on: 7:59 pm, July 30, 2012, by , updated on: 09:22am, July 31, 2012

    Shannon Smith was at the Salvation Army for their Back to School supply kick off.  For more information about the...
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  • Line Dancing

    Posted on: 3:00 am, July 26, 2012, by , updated on: 03:21pm, July 25, 2012

    The Winston Lake Family YMCA will host its first Line Dance-a-thon on Friday, July 27 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The...
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  • Recipe Wednesday: Fun, easy desserts

    Posted on: 3:00 am, July 25, 2012, by , updated on: 08:44am, July 25, 2012

    Shannon Smith was at Pepper Moon Catering in Greensboro showing us how to make fun and easy desserts. To find...
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