Rosanna Smith

Born in Germany and raised in Lima, Ohio, Rosanna Smith is no stranger to exciting adventures. However, Montgomery, Al and its southern hospitality would claim Smith's heart, making it truly "Sweet Home Alabama". Rosanna graduated from Montgomery's Taylor Road Academy and completed her collegiate career at Auburn University Montgomery as a Communications Major. Rosanna started her career at WSFA 12 News in September of 2011, working behind the scenes as a photographer and news content specialist. Since 2014, she has covered news in the Wiregrass and East Alabama as a general assignment reporter. The most exciting stories she’s covered have included an Elmore Co. colorblind teenager seeing color for the first time with the help of special glasses, the dedication of WWI statue at Union Station, and the opening day of the Alabama National Fair. In July of 2017, Rosanna made the transition back to Montgomery and is excited to continue covering issues that concern residents in and around the River Region. Rosanna was recognized by the WSFA staff when she earned the 2012 "Team Spirit Achievement" award for her fun-loving personality, likability in the newsroom, and dedication. While covering the news stories like the Iron Bowl or Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee are quite rewarding, in her spare time, Rosanna enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is an active member of her church, where she is involved with the media department. Rosanna hopes that her contributions will create stronger communities, better connections and greater results.

Recent Articles by Rosanna

  Butler County Schools prepares plan for budget cuts

  Slapout native makes debut at Grand Ole Opry

  Tuskegee University inaugurates first female president

Mural dedicated to Montgomery-native, music icon Nat King Cole

Progress made in Lee County cleanup efforts

  Beauregard community comes together for ‘Night of Hope’

  Mother of Tuscaloosa tornado victim offers support to Lee County

  Salvation Army serves thousands through mobile food units

  Author remembered after her death in east Alabama tornado

  Neighbors rescue couple trapped under debris from tornado

  Family survives tornado that destroyed Lee County farm

  Despite rain Bridge Crossing Reenactment draws large crowd

  Selma launches smart city initiative

  Lee H.S. parent who says son was in gym during shooting speaks out

  State lawmakers weigh in on gas tax discussion

  AL doctor invents ‘ResQRinse’ to battle allergies

  Alabama Possible pushes students to complete FAFSA before March 1 priority deadline

  Decision in hands of Pike County Commission regarding possible sites for new jail

  United Methodist Church to discuss sexuality at General Conference

  Spike Lee to serve as EP on Civil Rights movie set to film in Montgomery