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!
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Thursday afternoon in Burlington, the community witnessed the power of inspiration. The Burlington Police Department swore in five new officers. One of those officers grew up less than two miles from the department and is looking to return a favor. “Back then I didn’t think I would be a police officer here in Burlington. I really didn’t,” said Officer Bralin Haith, with the Burlington Police Department. Haith battled some storms before wearing that uniform and badge. He […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Crews across the Piedmont Triad are clearing the roads and storm drains of debris in anticipation of more rain this weekend. The challenge right now is everything is already wet. “If we get any more storms then we want our drainage system operating at its ultimate capacity,” said Keith Huff, the Winston-Salem field operations director. This time of year, crews know they need to plan on wet weather. “You just want to make that extra push knowing […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Transit Authority is hoping to change the way people wait at bus stops. In bad weather, bus shelters can be a rider’s saving grace. “Like today it was raining pretty hard. It would have been pretty bad not going into one of those spots that have a shelter,” said Cortney Simmons, a frequent GTA bus rider. The Greensboro Transit Authority is in charge of 1,156 stops. Only 105 of those stops are covered. “Days that […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A parking deck fire at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro is sparking a larger conversation about employee parking concerns. Wednesday morning the Greensboro Fire Department responded to a fire at the parking deck on Tankersley Drive. Cone Health officials say two cars were destroyed and five others were damaged. While crews investigated and made initial repairs, nearly 400 parking spaces were blocked off. Cone health says as repairs continue, it expects to reduce that number to 150 […]
LEWISVILLE, N.C. — New technology in the Piedmont Triad could one day save your life. A bad wreck shut down part of U.S. 52 in Winston-Salem on Tuesday night for hours. At one point, investigators feared someone had been thrown from the car involved, and they couldn’t find that person. That’s when the Winston-Salem Fire Department reached out to the Lewisville Fire Department for some high-tech help. “They had conflicting information. There possibly may have been somebody in the car […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A woman driving down a busy street in High Point heard gunshots, pulled over and realized she’d been hit. Kwanza Eleby says it happened late Thursday afternoon when she was driving on Gordon Street. “I heard some gunshots, there was a lot of them like firing just going off, and a car was coming out of the side street and they almost ran into me, so I kind of pulled over,” Eleby said. Shortly after she […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A warning from the mother of a bride-to-be in the Piedmont Triad. Annette Galeas says her daughter’s bridesmaids ordered their dresses in August from Patina Prom and Bridal in Greensboro. The wedding is in three weeks and the dresses are nowhere to be found, along with the owner of the bridal shop. Documents show Carla Grant has owned Patina Prom and Bridal since May 2016. The Galeas family says Grant told them the bridesmaids dresses would be […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem needs your help pulling off a Christmas miracle. Starting Thursday, it will be delivering gifts to 5,000 kids in the community through its Angel Tree Program, but as of Tuesday night it is still short on gifts for nearly 500 children. “We need to get enough gifts so these children will have a merry Christmas morning,” said Bob Campbell, director of marketing and public relations at the Salvation Army of Greater […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — This week’s cold temperatures have many people turning up the heat, but fire departments have a warning before you do. A family’s home in Burlington was damaged Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out because of a heating lamp that was being used to keep their dog warm. Jerry Fowler has used a heat lamp for the last three years, changing out the bulb yearly. He says this is one of those things that no one thinks […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A nonprofit instrumental in building the arches over U.S. 52 and Research Parkway is bringing their talents to the Green Street pedestrian bridge crossing Business 40. The project led by the Creative Corridors Coalition will add four arches to the pedestrian bridge. A gateway to the City of Arts and Innovation, the arches mark the entrance to downtown Winston-Salem from east to west. “It’s been a work in progress and a great one that the community again […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro mother, whose son was murdered in the middle of summer, is using his favorite sport to promote peace. Quenton Harrington was shot on South Main Street in High Point causing him to crash into a utility pole. He died at the scene. “Know that whenever these types of situations happen, there’s an impact throughout that family that falls with that one,” said Quamara Lee, Harrington’s mom. Lee was then inspired to launch “Hooping for Black” […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Thieves are robbing people in Winston-Salem of their Christmas cheer. Monday afternoon, the Salvation Army discovered six of their Red Kettles were stolen, along with the ringers’ aprons and bells. “I’ve never had that in my experience anything like that ever happening before. It’s just the weirdest thing,” said Maj. Jim Rickard, with the Salvation Army. The thief or thieves hit six different locations in Winston-Salem. Stealing two kettles from the Walmart on Peter’s Creek Parkway, two […]