Contact: Allison.Smith@wghp.com

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
  • Trinity family wants justice after dog attack kills pets

    TRINITY, N.C. — A family is demanding action after they say their neighbor’s dog came into their yard and attacked and killed two of their pets. Lisa Myers says when her family came home Sunday night they found their 15-year-old dog, Coco, near death on the front porch. “The first thing we saw was just skin hanging under her neck and there was nothing but raw meat showing,” Myers said. Myers raced to the backyard to check on their other […]

  • Greensboro police say Crime Stoppers tips making a huge difference

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police say your tips are making a huge difference when it comes to solving crimes. From April to June, Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers received 355 tips which led to 88 cases being cleared and a total of 180 felony and misdemeanor charges. From these tips they recovered over $350,000 in cash, narcotics and stolen property. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit fueled by what the community hears and sees in their neighborhoods and it’s completely anonymous. “They can […]

  • Police identify body pulled from High Point City Lake; homicide investigation underway

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A homicide investigation is underway after a body was pulled from High Point City Lake Tuesday morning, according to a news release from High Point police. Around 9 a.m., officers came to the 600 block of Penny Road after getting a call from a fisherman saying he found a dead body in the water on High Point City Lake. The body was identified as that of 31-year-old Sircorious Griffin. Griffin was reported missing on Monday. FOX8 […]

  • Greensboro homeowners increase security following burglaries

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Homeowners in several Greensboro neighborhoods on high alert after a number of burglaries. This month, there have been three home burglaries and they all have something in common. In each case, the burglars got away with some pretty expensive items and all three took place in the middle of the day. The first break-in happened on July 6 on Friendly Acres Drive. Then four days later another one on Regents Park Lane and just this week there […]

  • Greensboro police work to curb gang violence in city

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gangs have accounted for nearly a quarter of the homicides in Greensboro this year, according to police. Commander for the Criminal Investigations Division Capt. Nathaniel Davis shared these numbers. In 2018, police investigated 19 homicides and classified at least five of those homicides as gang related. Compared to 2017, when police investigated 42 homicides and connected 11 of those homicides to gang activity. Leaving police searching for a solution to the violence. “How can we change the […]

  • Metropolitan Junior Baseball League works to keep kids out of trouble

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Day one of the MJBL Inner City Classic ended with a symposium focused on “Getting to the Next Level.” The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League is a partnership between education and sports. The organization uses baseball as an avenue to keep kids out of trouble. Following a wave of gun violence stretching across the Triad in the last several months, often involving teens, this program’s mission is a welcome solution. “I notice the kids that I get are […]

  • GCSTOP pushes forward in mission to decrease overdose deaths

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP) continues to push forward in its mission to decrease overdose deaths. Since launching in March, GCSTOP has helped 197 people in Guilford County. “Some folks we contact really would like to go to treatment, they’ve just been waiting for an opportunity to. They have no idea how to get to treatment,” said Chase Holleman, GCSTOP navigator. The High Point Police Department started tracking heroin overdoses and deaths in […]

  • Tyler Bova benefit draws large community support

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Crowds of people filled Griffin Farm for the Tyler Bova benefit. The community is rallying behind Tyler as he continues to recover in Utah. “We love them and we miss our friends and we wish Tyler the very best,” said Amy Walker, a close family friend. People from across the community chowed down, competed in a corn hole tournament and purchased raffle tickets to raise money for Tyler. Close friends hope the momentum behind “Built Tyler […]

  • Tyler Bova making progress after crash kills family in Utah

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Tyler Bova, the only survivor of a crash that killed his entire family while traveling in Utah, continues to make progress. The 17-year-old remains hospitalized in Utah, but on Tuesday the Facebook page Built Tyler Tough posted an update on Tyler’s recovery. “Tyler was able to go on a short ride in the wheelchair today! He’s continuing to improve…still a long road ahead. #BuiltTylerTough,” the post read. Back in Archdale, the community is rallying around him. The […]

  • Three recent fatal wrecks in the Triad all have a pattern of victims not wearing seat belts

    In the last two weeks, across the Triad, there have been three fatal wrecks involving the driver or passenger not wearing a seat belt. In North Carolina, the current seat belt usage rate is 91.7 percent. The concern is the other 8.3 percent not buckling up. So far, this year, there have been 456 fatalities on the road, according to NC Division Zero. Nearly a third of those involved a driver or passenger not buckling up. “How long does it […]

  • Motorcyclists focus of safety after 2 fatal wrecks in 48 hours in the Triad

    Bikers are taking control of their safety following two fatal motorcycle wrecks in the last 48 hours. “Dress for the slide not for the ride,” said Keegan Wright, marketing director at Cox’s Harley-Davidson. Wright says if you are not wearing the appropriate attire the injuries you sustain in a crash can be much worse than if you were wearing the proper gear. Riders are also hyper-aware of their surroundings because they say it’s easy to be overlooked. “One of the […]

  • People asking for change at high-risk Greensboro intersection

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People are requesting a change at a high-risk intersection in Greensboro. Cars race down Air Harbor Road, sometimes threatening the safety of drivers turning off Bass Chapel Road. “You have to look three or four times before you can actually cross over, because you never know when somebody’s going to be flying up the street,” said Diane Olivario, a concerned homeowner. The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently posted a two-direction arrow sign at the intersection, but […]