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. — You may have a harder time tracking down a LimeBike in Greensboro. A couple says they spotted 50 or more bikes at a local scrapyard. Erin Saunders and Billy Williamson were shocked to see a mountain of LimeBikes piled on top of scrap metal at DH Griffin Wrecking Co. on Tuesday afternoon. They both say the bikes appeared to be in good condition. “You could tell that they weren’t damaged at all. They were just thrown onto […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A fire department in Davidson County is in major need of volunteer firefighters. The North Lexington Triangle Fire Department currently has 22 volunteers on its roster. It needs to be at 50 volunteers. “Now we are getting down to the bare minimum on numbers,” said Deputy Chief Nick Sledge, with North Lexington Triangle Fire Department. Sledge says a few years ago, 20 to 25 people would show up for the station’s volunteer meetings. At the most […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The state food code is putting Joymongers in Greensboro on a tight leash. Joymongers announced on Facebook that dogs are no longer allowed inside the taproom. They say the Guilford County Health Department served them a written warning about potential violations. “We just informed them of the law. That’s what we have done. We’ve explained to them the law says you can’t do this,” said David Foust, the Guilford County Environmental Health Program Manager. The state food […]
ELON, N.C. — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting is in the Piedmont pushing for change through art. Kali Clougherty was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day Nikolas Cruz opened fire, killing 17 students and staff members. Clougherty is now a freshman at Elon University. To commemorate the the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting, the Department of Performing Arts presented a staged reading of the play “Church & State,” directed by Clougherty. The play sends a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman says her car was stolen while she was at the dealership making her final car payment. Monday evening, Josie Rubalcava showed up to NC Auto Dealer in Greensboro to pay off her 2012 Nissan Rogue. While Rubalcava was inside the office paying, her boyfriend waited outside with the car. Rubalcava says he got out of the car to scope out the inventory on the lot, but stayed close by. That’s when a stranger approached […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a man who they say led them on a pursuit, driving into a yard and crashing into a trampoline, according to a Thomasville police report. The report said Patrick Sean Gober was running from police on Broad Street on Tuesday around 3 p.m. At 210 Broad St., Gober drove off the roadway and hit a parked car and a trampoline, the report said. Witnesses said that children were on the trampoline at the time. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A neighborhood road is transforming into a thoroughfare as work on the Greensboro Urban Loop project continues. Homeowners living along Regents Park Lane say they watch cars race past their homes going well above the 25 mph speed limit. “Don’t try to beat the car a block away. It’s like a train coming, you think it’s far away but it’s not,” said Bill Voccia, a homeowner on Regents Park Lane. A growing concern is traffic backing up […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The family of Tenisha Mills is planning a memorial and balloon release on the one-year anniversary of her death. On Feb. 22, 2018, a car pulled up to the back of the Winston-Salem Police Department and someone inside the car said there was a shooting victim. Mills, 27, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to the neck. She died from her injuries on Feb. 23. “I never planned to […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Residents in Thomasville are concerned after receiving notices from the city telling them their garbage will not be picked up until they pay for a new trash bin because their current one is damaged. The frustration being shared by several Thomasville residents: they weren’t responsible for the damage. “I knew that I didn’t do anything to it and I knew my husband did not, so I wanted to see exactly what happened to it,” said Alicia Alexander, […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A brewery rooted in the community, Burlington Beer Works is letting you own a piece of the brewhouse. Located at the corner of Front and Main streets in downtown Burlington, the co-op brewery and restaurant is a vision that’s been nearly five years in the making. The idea is to give the community a stake in their beer. General Manager Tracy Schmidt says the already have 2,050 owners and counting. “The community has been really excited and […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — An organization in Greensboro is standing by their commitment to help furloughed federal workers despite a temporary deal to end the government shutdown. In response to the shutdown, the Corner Farmers Market in Greensboro is expanding their SNAP/EBT dollar matching program. They will match up to $50 per week for SNAP recipients, as well as furloughed federal workers, to purchase food from their market. “I mean my family couldn’t go without a paycheck since before Christmas to […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville family is in disbelief after authorities found their stolen car nearly two months after a man drove off with their three daughters in the backseat. Thankfully, the thief let the kids out unharmed, but the car has been missing for weeks, until now. Guilford County sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Saturday in the Forest Oaks neighborhood where they recovered Michael and Desiree Woods 2011 Hyundai Sonata. “We got our kids back […]