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!
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man is fighting to keep his heart beating. Stephen Grace has been waiting almost two years for a new heart. In the last few months, his health has taken a turn for the worse. “Not knowing how much longer I’m going to be around for or if that heart is going to become available, which would provide me a better life, not knowing if that’s going to happen, it can be tough,” said […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Friends and family held a vigil in Kernersville close to where William Boles was killed riding his motorcycle last Friday night. The 51-year-old was driving down N.C. 66 when he was hit near Indeneer Drive. Brandee Amos, Boles’ friend, said his fiancee was riding right behind him when the crash happened. “The realization that you watch a car pull out in front of your soulmate, the person that they were just engaged to, so the person that […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Local law enforcement agencies partnered together for a traffic stop demonstration Thursday night. The Beta Kappa Kappa Chapter hosted the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and the High Point Police Department to conduct a live traffic stop to show young drivers how to properly respond to law enforcement traffic stops. “They are following the officer’s directions. That’s the main thing we want them to do, is just follow the officer’s directions. Be compliant and not defiant. That’s […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The girls cross country team at Eastern Randolph High School made history on Saturday, qualifying for the State Championship for the first time. One hiccup almost threw a wrench in the team’s chance at the title, but the quick thinking and selfless act of one teammate put them back on track. “She made the decision that she was going to let her teammate run,” said Mike Luther, the Eastern Randolph High School cross country coach. A […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two people are injured after two separate shootings in Greensboro, just hours apart. Thursday afternoon police responded to a shooting on Huffman Street, near North Carolina A&T, where one person suffered a gunshot wound. Police say the victim is in critical condition. Shortly after, police were called to a second shooting on Boulevard Street where another person was injured. Lisa Saunders has worked on Boulevard Street for over ten years. Saunders says this area is no stranger […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A 22-year-old is making his making history in Thomasville. Tuesday night, Hunter Thrift was elected to the city council. He’s the youngest councilman to ever serve in the city. There were seven open seats and 11 candidates vying for a spot. Thrift beat out the other candidates, including current councilors, for the number one spot in the polls. “I think it’s just people are ready to see new energy, a younger perspective to see how things can […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County deputy is out of a job. Sheriff Greg Seabolt confirms Nicholas Ingold resigned after being accused of leaving the scene of a crash and texting and driving. Highway patrol says on Nov. 2, Ingold was driving his personal car down Firefox Road when he ran off the road to the right, hit Brenda Stalker’s mailbox and then drove away. “I was in the house and I heard a big thump and I come […]
MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — A former Greensboro Firefighter out on bond and facing 10 charges of child exploitation. Police say a months-long investigation discovered Joshua Hall was in possession of child pornography. This case serves as a reminder that these cases can happen anywhere. Investigations into exploitation, abuse or neglect are not always child-friendly, but The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center in Mocksville is working to change the system and offering hope. “We see, we hear, and we know so many […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman’s final act of kindness cost her her life. Wednesday morning, Sheanna Lavesi Bonner stopped to help a driver move a broken down vehicle off the road. Bonner’s family tells FOX8 when she turned away from the car, a 2001 Nissan Xterra driving on Meadowood Street near West Wendover Avenue hit her. Everyone says Bonner was the type of person who wanted others to be happy. “Her jokes, her smile, you could always call her […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A local choir director battling breast cancer is finding out she’s not alone in this fight. These last two-and-a-half weeks have been a whirlwind for Carol Earnhardt since doctors found a lump in her left breast. “I just feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath me. I’m not me, and these kids have been a blessing,” Earnhardt said. Earnhardt’s students at Glenn High School in Kernersville are showing their support with their voices. “We […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County community is more than ready to generate positive change. It’s been almost two months since a racist message was painted on a rock outside South Davidson High School. It spurred a county-wide discussion about racial division in the school system and the community. “I believe we need to rise up as lions and truly roar for our communities,” said Dana Hamilton, the founder of the U Matter 2 Movement. Stepping forward and taking […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Friends and family of Zanelle Tucker filled the gas station parking lot where the mother of two was run over and killed early Saturday morning. Police say an SUV drove into a crowd at the Exxon on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro. Running down six people, including Zanelle Tucker and her cousin Latika Tucker. “I still feel guilty because my niece ain’t here, so I don’t know how to process that. I don’t understand why my daughter […]