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!
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Almost exactly a year after Hurricane Florence, hundreds of the same North Carolina National Guard soldiers are ready to deploy for Hurricane Dorian. Groups of guardsmen reported to the armory in Greensboro on Tuesday to wait for orders. One of those guardsmen is Staff Sgt. Michael Branch from Morganton, North Carolina. Branch helped with several rescues after Hurricane Florence. He remembers their first call was a tough way to start their rescue mission. “It just happened to […]
The Page High School family honored Sincere Davis at their first home game of the season Friday night. Davis died in a shooting at a Greensboro apartment complex in March. His death has left a lasting impact on campus and his teammates are now dedicating this season to their former team captain. The motto this season is “26 strong” and you’ll find the number all over the players and coaches gear. “His presence is here. I mean we feel him. […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Students in Guilford County say a shortage of bus drivers is forcing them to ride in uncomfortable and unsafe conditions. Students from Northwest Middle School and Northwest Guilford High School riding bus 1389 tell FOX8 there is not a single open seat when they all load up. “We are sharing with the high schoolers and the high schoolers have to share with us. There’s a lot more people and a lot less seats so it’s a […]
A family trying to survive heartache one year after their daughter was killed in Thomasville. Britney White was one of two good Samaritans killed while helping a stranded driver on the side of U.S. 29 near East Cooksey Drive in August 2018. While the two were helping, another car hit and killed them both. “It’s not easy when you lose a child when you think the child is supposed to bury their parents,” said Rhonda McBride, White’s mom. One year […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Celebrating a birthday without the birthday boy. Monday night, family and friends gathered to celebrate what would have been Malik Ramirez’s 16th birthday. The ninth-grader at Page High School in Greensboro drowned in a private lake across the street from his school in May. “I know he’s in a better place, but some mornings I wake up and I am like ‘why Malik? Why Malik?’ You don’t want to question God because there is a reason for […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Friday night, a group with the Rescue House Church in Winston-Salem surprised dozens of people by filling up their gas tanks. Members of the church filled up people’s cars with $25 worth of free gas at the Sheetz off Highway 150. “All of a sudden somebody walked up and said, ‘Hey would you like us to buy your gas?’ and I was like, ‘Sure that’d be great,'” said Angie Hatcher, who was gifted with free gas. Those […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It was a brush with death for one woman driving in Winston-Salem Tuesday night. Shots were fired into a car on Midpines Drive near Clemmonsville Road at 9:40 p.m. The woman did not want to be identified beyond her first name because the shooter still hasn’t been caught. Sara told FOX8 she was making her way down Old Salisbury Road when she was rerouted down Midpines Drive because of a downed tree. As she approached the stop […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Revving their engines through the city of Greensboro. ATVs and dirt bikes are causing problems on the streets. Cellphone and surveillance video caught ATVs popping wheelies along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro earlier this month. People tell FOX8 they’ve brought complaints to the Greensboro Police Department, but these off-road vehicles continue to race through their communities. Police say it’s not always easy to pursue and apprehend the offenders. “We are really trying to make a tough decision […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — People across Winston-Salem got a rude awakening when they found their car windows smashed out. In what appears to be a vandalism spree across the city, more than 20 cars were damaged in less than 24 hours. Police responded to reports of vandalism on 11 different streets in the city. They include East Sprague Street, Bretton Street, Hoover Street, West Fourth Street, Cloverdale Avenue, Brightwood Court, Cleveland Avenue, Salisbury Ridge Road, File Street, Church Street and Trademart […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Smash and grabs happening at an alarming rate. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a spike in car break-ins. Deputies say these crimes are linked to a well-known group called the Felony Lane Gang. Its members have been targeting cars across the country since mid-July. “People sit in parks and watch people and wait for people to come up and look for their prey,” said Master Corporal R.D. Seals. Criminals are canvassing cars […]
The nation is grieving after two mass shootings over the weekend killed 31 people in just 13 hours. Those feelings of fear and sadness are all too familiar to a college student from High Point. Tristan Field lived a similar nightmare a few months ago. He’s a student at UNC Charlotte and was there when a gunman opened fire in his classroom back in April, killing two students and injuring several others. “I feel really bad for the people that […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A group of football coaches are remembering one of their players killed at a Greensboro park as the new season starts. Kingmenmireseti Smith played Pop Warner Football for the Gate City Hornets. The 14-year-old was shot and killed on the basketball court at Sussman Park in July. “That was one of our own. We consider our kids out here our babies,” said Dominique Whitted, a coach for the Gate City Hornets. The team’s coaches are all volunteers. […]