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 woman in High Point is recovering after two dogs bit her Monday afternoon. High Point police say two pit bull mixes bit a woman on her wrist and leg in the 500 block of Kent Court just before 5 p.m. Paul Tisdale says he and his fiancee were on their neighbor’s front porch when everybody started running. They tried to rush indoors, but the dogs got to Tisdale’s fiancee. “We were yelling and kicking, just […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County Animal Control responded to several reports of a fox charging at people this week. Lee Ann West says Tuesday night a fox came charging towards one of her neighbors on Kinnamon Road. “The closer it got to her the faster it came. You know she thought it was her cat and then when she realized it wasn’t it chased her around her vehicle,” West said. An hour later, West says she received a text from […]
TRINITY, N.C. — Tyler Bova was back on the mound for the first time since a tragic accident last June. The teen pitched for the Trinity High School Bulldogs Thursday night. Tyler has been through hard times the last several months, but through it all he has been an inspiration to others. “I don’t know if I can put into words how awesome a feeling it is for him, for us, for all of us just to be able to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nearly a year after Dionte Bethea was killed in Greensboro, his mother wants the person who pulled the trigger caught. Bethea was found with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex on Fairfax Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. on July 1, 2018. “I feel like a part of my heart was gone and I know I ain’t ever going to get it back,” said Fleshia Jones, Dionte’s mother. Bethea’s friend was also shot, but does not want […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem city leaders invited the community to its final Bicycle Master Plan meeting to view and provide input on the draft. Riders expressed concern about a lack of safety and connectivity, which is part of what the plan is working to fix. The city’s transportation planning department is proposing 16 priority routes, which includes a mix of roads and trails. Another concern was providing separation for the cyclists. “Whether that’s completely separate on a trail or on […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — People in a Greensboro neighborhood say they had to take cover after someone drove down their street and opened fire. The shooting happened Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. on Tower Road. Witnesses say two cars were driving down their street when the second car started shooting at the car in front of them. “Seeing the car to the right with a passenger hanging out the passenger window, basically in a shooting position on top of his car,” said […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The cold temperatures are causing some concerns for crops around the Piedmont. The owners at Ingram Farms in High Point are taking extra precautions to make sure their berries survive the freezing temperatures. They are using ice to protect their strawberry plants from the cold conditions. “The process of water freezing generates just enough heat to keep the bloom and the plant and the buds happy,” Rhonda Ingram said. Ingram uses a special thermometer that measures […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Drivers are being forced to swerve in and out of their lanes to avoid rough patches left behind during a road resurfacing project in Greensboro. Drivers say the ride down part of Lawndale Drive has become a bumpy one because of the patches. “When I hit the first one I thought I must have run over a deer or something because I thought my truck was going to come up off the ground,” said Richard Hardy, a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A family is demanding answers after a Greensboro teen was shot and killed. James Currie was a senior at Dudley High School, just months away from graduating, when we he was gunned down late Sunday night near a home on East Montcastle Drive. Police found Currie with a gunshot wound. Efforts were made to save his life but Currie died. Currie’s family says the power of prayer is the only thing holding them together. “It’s not easy, […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — School resource officers in Forsyth County are ditching their deputy uniforms for something more approachable. Starting Wednesday, SROs at six campuses in the county will be wearing a short or long sleeve polo, tactical khakis and tennis shoes. Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough is dressing down his deputies hoping to create more personable interactions with students on campus. “Create a perception that is inviting. Create a perception that will not only serve and protect, but will allow […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Firefighters in North Carolina are fighting for better health protections. North Carolina is one of only five states that does not have workers compensation coverage for firefighters with cancer. Dave Coker, the president of the Professional Firefighters of Greensboro, says a bill being introduced this month is working to change that narrative. “When you think of firefighters dying in the line of duty, you know it’s like this dramatic backdraft moment, but that is not what our […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — There were tense and emotional moments as friends and family came together to remember a teen shot and killed at a crowded High Point park over the weekend. James Murray Jr. died after he was shot at Washington Terrace Park on Gordon Street in High Point Sunday evening. Murray was just 18 years old. Murray’s family members said he was a talented teenager with a love for dirt bikes. “His dream was to be somebody, his […]