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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.

Recent Articles
  • Fall fashion from Winston-Salem [Videos]

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

  • Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem

    Shannon Smith was at the bookmark festival in Winston-Salem. For more information, visit

  • Recipe Wednesday: Game day grub

    College Football Season begins this weekend. High School Football is in its third week so on this Recipe Wednesday, Chef Jay Pierce from Lucky 32 in Greensboro cooks some game day grub. Pimento Cheese recipe Chocolate Brownies recipe Lima Bean & Blue Cheese Hummus recipe Peppers & Onions recipe Voodoo Pig Bread recipe

  • Mommy Matters

    Piedmont Parent Magazine has just released its list of North Carolina’s 50 Family-Friendly companies.  This morning, editor Myra Wright shared them with our viewers. If you’d like to check out the list, you can visit Learn more about the magazine at

  • Salvation Army furniture sale

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

  • Hospice Taste of the Town

    Shannon Smith was at the Showplace in High Point checking out the Hospice Taste of the Town. For more information, check out this site:

  • Recipe Wednesday: Men Can Cook

    For this Recipe Wednesday, FOX8’s Shannon Smith was in Greensboro previewing the 2012 Men Can Cook fundraiser. The event is slated for Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. For more information, visit Recipes: Chris Barbee, Premier Sponsor/Underwriter – Bacon Gouda Burgers 1 lb beef one egg 1/3 cup bread crumbs 2 crushed garlic cloves (or more!) topping: 1 cup shredded gouda cheese (or more!) 6 slices cooked chopped bacon 1/3 cup chopped parsley 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard […]

  • Mommy Matters: TEACCH Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — TEACCH Greensboro provides services to children with Autism. Until this year, the services were free.  The group is holding a fundraiser Friday night in an effort to make up for funding cuts. For more information, visit

  • Mommy Matters: Saving on back-to-school shopping

    In this edition of Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Shannon Smith talks about some ways to save on back-to-school shopping. 

  • Back to School supply kick off

    Shannon Smith was at the Salvation Army for their Back to School supply kick off.  For more information about the event, you can check out their site at:

  • Line Dancing

    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 community is invited for an evening of great music and fun dancing to raise funds for YMCA scholarships.  For more information, check out this site:

  • Recipe Wednesday: Fun, easy desserts

    Shannon Smith was at Pepper Moon Catering in Greensboro showing us how to make fun and easy desserts. To find out what else Pepper Moon Catering offers, check out this site: Brownie Pops What you will need: Favorite Brownie Mix made according to directions Candy Sticks Melon Scoop Decorating Sprinkles Parchment Paper Pans or bowls Dipping Chocolate 1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips (use pure chocolate chips) 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening Put mixture in microwave proof bowl Heat on defrost […]