Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Investigative Reporter

Kate Smith is the 48 News Team’s Investigative Reporter.

Before moving to Huntsville, Kate zigzagged her way across the United States. She began her broadcasting career in Elmira, New York, where she produced and anchored the only two-hour morning show in the area. After that, she headed south to Chattanooga, Tennessee where she was the lead reporter at the NBC affiliate. She also spent time in Oklahoma City as an evening anchor.

Kate has covered stories that have gained national attention throughout her career. She was in Tennessee for the deadly Woodmore Bus Crash where five children were killed on their way home from school. She also covered the aftermath of the July 16th terrorist attack at a local military recruiting center in Chattanooga.

Kate knew she wanted to become a journalist at a young age. Kate was raised close to New York City and witnessed the resiliency of the city following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She knew then she wanted to share stories of peoples’ strength and courage.

Kate strives to fulfill her responsibility as a journalist to shed an impartial light on all angles of every story.

When she’s not chasing breaking news, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, going on walks with her puppy Pippa, and finding excuses to avoid the gym.


Recent Articles by Kate

Mo Brooks: “There is a zero percent chance I will resign” following last week’s deadly riots

AL Congressman Mo Brooks blames Antifa for riot at the capitol; no verifiable evidence to back up claims

COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon, but could you be last on the list to receive one?

  Alabama’s GuideSafe app expands to 12 other states

Alabama Lawn Mowing Man feels hopeful one week after green card denied

  Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.

  Count down is on for Alabama STAR ID

Face coverings do not impact your ability to carry a firearm

Group raises money to remove Confederate statue from Madison County Courthouse

  Decatur police address video of officers punching man

  Alabama courts to be held virtually for another two weeks

Huntsville mom tests positive for COVID-19 twice

GOVS seeks health care professional volunteers to serve during the COVID-19 outbreak

ADPH encourages employees to speak with employers who aren’t following social distancing measures

Huntsville mom and son stuck in Uganda waiting for visa as coronavirus spreads

Alabama’s first execution of 2020 comes with lots of controversy

Woman saved from human trafficking inside Huntsville International Airport

Woman’s medical records accessed illegally, blames husband’s ex-girlfriend