Rosanna Smith

Rosanna Smith


Montgomery, AL

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.


  • WSFA Spirit Award


  • Auburn University Montgomery - Mass Communication

Recent Articles by Rosanna

  Tuskegee University police officer speaks after saving woman from lake

  Mother of Selma murder victim calls on people with information to come forward

  ADOC to host hiring event Saturday

  Selma mayor reacts to motions passed by council

  Community steps up to help MACOA repair freezer, frozen meals for seniors

  MPS moving forward with central office building consolidation plan

  Funds raised to restore Jewish temple in Selma

  Special-called city council meeting in Selma

  Alabama State Troopers see decrease in traffic fatalities

  MPS working to minimize impact of cuts to arts programs

  Montgomery Public School Board needs a financial break

  Committee discusses process to find Selma’s next police, fire chiefs

  Multi-million dollar community center under construction in Selma

  Proposed youth ordinance could put more responsibility on parents

ALDI prepares to open Montgomery storefront

  Panel explores myths and truths about charter schools

  Families hope for answers in ongoing homicide probes

  'Stop the Violence Listening Session’ draws big crowd

  Spencer Collier proud of accomplishments as Selma police chief

  Tuskegee organization hopes to stop violence in community

Anchor stores confirmed in newest Troy retail center plans

  908th Airlift Wing takes part in D-Day commemoration events in Normandy

  Crimestoppers offers reward in Tuskegee double homicide

  Prattville council delays vote on controversial rezoning plan

  Ala. lawmakers react to House passing $19.1 billion disaster relief bill

  Keeping your home cool during the summer months

  House District 74 candidate Daniel Sparkman lays out top priorities

  Bill to restrict left-lane driving heads to governor’s desk

  Lawmakers react to ADOC strategic plan

  52nd annual Memorial Day Fly-In at Tuskegee’s Moton Field set to take off Saturday