Celeste Smith

FOX8 WGHP’s Celeste Smith is a news reporter based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad.

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Celeste Smith joined FOX8 as a multimedia journalist in May 2023. She is from Charlotte, North Carolina. Celeste studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies in 2018.

She enjoyed her time in the Piedmont Triad during her undergraduate career at UNCG and is excited to return and help tell the community’s stories as a reporter at FOX8.

Prior to joining FOX8, Celeste worked as a reporter at WWAY in Wilmington, N.C. There, she covered stories in the Cape Fear region, including economic development and efforts to address pollution from PFAS, also known as forever chemicals.

Celeste began her career as a reporter, working in east Mississippi and west Alabama at WGBC-TV. While reporting in Mississippi and Alabama, she covered stories on the impact of tornados, tropical storms and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celeste has a passion for serving her community and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.

In her free time, Celeste enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling.

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