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Allison Smith joined FOX8 News in May 2018 as a reporter.

Before moving to North Carolina, she worked as the morning anchor in Tyler, Texas, for three years. Allison has covered her share of local politics, education and feature stories.

She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER!

Allison was born and raised in Texas but is thrilled to call the Triad community home.

Outside of work, you can find Allison spending time with her two rescue cats and traveling. Also, Tex-Mex makes her heart happy and when she needs to work off all the chips and salsa she enjoys long distance running.

Allison would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out! ​

Recent Articles
  • Greensboro residents anxiously waiting for city’s snow plows to visit their neighborhoods

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro says their goal was to start plowing in residential neighborhoods sometime Tuesday. FOX8 was on High View Road as snow plows came through for the very first time close to 5 p.m. “It feels pretty good to see snow plows. It’s the first time we’ve seen them, but I know that they’ve been working incredibly hard around the clock,” said Emily Harris, a Greensboro homeowner. As of Tuesday night, 75 percent of the […]

  • Hurricane Michael victims still recovering brace for winter storm

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Homeowners in Greensboro still recovering from Hurricane Michael are bracing for the potential of heavy snow this weekend. Joshua Dowd’s house suffered extensive damage when a tree crushed his roof back in October. Three massive tarps still cover his home. “I’m glad it’s not raining anymore, but I’m not looking forward to the snow,” said Dowd. The threat of snow in the forecast prompted Dowd to reinforce the tarps. Installing sheets of plywood underneath the tarps to […]

  • Mother demands change after children wander out of Winston-Salem day care

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The mother of one of the six children who slipped away from a Winston-Salem day care is demanding answers and believes the day care should be closed down. Amanda Henry-Winston, the mother of 2-year-old Miracle, says her daughter is one of six children who were able to slip away from a enclosed playground unnoticed at Pinedale Christian Church on Tuesday. “I picked this place out because this is a church and I thought this is where my […]

  • Community demands justice for Marcus Smith at Greensboro City Council meeting

    Dozens of Greensboro community members demanded city council hold the officers involved in Marcus Smith’s death accountable at Tuesday night’s meeting. Smith died in police custody on Sept. 8. Surveillance video released by police shows him frantically running around the 100 block of Church Street before being restrained by officers. He was restrained using the maximum restraint method called RIPP Hobble, commonly known as hog-tying. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Nancy Vaughan announced the Greensboro Police Department would no […]

  • Man accused of intentionally hitting, killing man with SUV in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man faces a murder charge after he allegedly hit and killed a man with his vehicle Thursday afternoon, according to Burlington police. Eric Sonny Nuñez is charged with second-degree murder. At 1:18 p.m., officers came to the 1700 block of Piedmont Way after a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries. Officers located the victim, 41-year-old Darwin Deon Graves, in the roadway suffering from significant traumatic injuries. Graves was taken to an area hospital where he died […]

  • Greensboro Family Victims Unit continues to investigate unsolved missing children cases

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Family Victims Unit continues to investigate three unsolved missing children cases dating as far back as the early 70s. The most recent case involves Tyarra Williams, who disappeared on Jan. 7, 2016. She was last seen in the area of the Stoneybrook Apartments after walking away from some friends. Williams was 19 at the time of her disappearance, but is listed in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database. Almost three decades earlier, Amy […]

  • Mother still seeking justice for son killed in High Point crash 8 months ago

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A mother wants justice nearly eight months after he son was killed in a crash in High Point. On March 24, Stephen Eller, 49, of Greensboro, was driving north on Westchester Drive in his 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia when he lost control of the car. High Point police say the car spun 180 degrees and traveled into oncoming traffic where the rear of the car collided with a Kia minivan. The passenger in Eller’s car, Darren […]

  • Car stolen in Thomasville with 3 children in the back

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A mother and father in Thomasville are warning the community after someone stole their car with three children inside. The carjacking happened Tuesday just after 6 a.m. at an apartment complex near Memorial Park. Desiree Woods, the mother of the three girls, left her car running while she ran back up to grab her driver’s license. She met her husband at the door and in those 30 seconds their world was turned upside down. “We walked literally […]

  • High Point police investigating hit-and-run that injured woman

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Police are investigating after a hit-and-run injured a runner. The hit-and-run happened Wednesday, Nov. 7, around 6:15 a.m. Early morning runs are part of Michelle Townsend’s routine, but last Wednesday while she was running down Barrow Road crossing Willard Dairy Road she was hit by a car. “I jump up and I’m like, ‘Oh my God that car hit me and they keep going.’ I just see tail lights leaving,” Townsend said. Townsend suffered […]

  • Greensboro urging people to be mindful of what they are putting in recycling bins

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is urging people to be mindful of their waste. There are 20 public recycling drop off locations in Greensboro. Although, the drop off location on Lake Jeanette Road was closed due to illegal dumping back in October. “That was removed for some pretty heavy and egregious recycling contamination like hazardous waste, electronics, it was just a bunch of stuff that wasn’t supposed to be out there,” said Tori Carle, the waste reduction supervisor […]

  • Some local shelters not ready to help people as temperatures drop below freezing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – As the temperatures tumble in the Piedmont Triad, people will be turning on their heat. But there are plenty of people who have no place to stay warm. “We average anywhere from 20 to 40, depends how cold it is, whether there is precipitation or whatever’s going on,” says Lindy Garnette of the YWCA of Greensboro. Saturday night, white flags will fly at the YWCA of Greensboro and the IRC, but some of the help they usually […]

  • Greensboro police chief talks about training for active shooter situations

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The deadly mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday night is a somber reminder of why police departments train rigorously for active shooter situations. “I’ve been doing this job for 28 years and there’s a cliche that we’re the folks that run toward the trouble and that’s a true statement,” Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said. It’s part of what officers sign up for when they join the department, putting themselves in harm’s […]