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

Who to contact to report employers not following public health guidelines

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

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing addresses COVID-19 fears

  Unemployment extensions looming for COVID-19 impacts

  Madison County coroner preparing for more COVID-19-related deaths

  Cleanup begins in northeast Mississippi after Tuesday’s tornado

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

  No standardized tests for students impacted by virus

  Local truck drivers roll on despite coronavirus fears

  Huntsville Hospital working to open more drive-thru clinics in Madison County

  Keeping your faith during the coronavirus outbreak

  Grand opening of Huntsville bakery put on hold due to coronavirus fears

  Officials recommend people stay 6 feet away while grocery shopping

  North Alabama Food Bank preparing for coronavirus impact

  It’s game on at Toyota Field despite coronavirus fears

  Convention & Visitors Bureau, city of Huntsville respond to AUSA Global Force Symposium cancellation

  Still unclear what kind of long-term impact coronavirus will leave on economy

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

  Woman saved from human trafficking inside Huntsville International Airport

  Coronavirus confirmed in Tennessee, Georgia

  How to help those impacted by Tennessee tornadoes

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

  No confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Alabama

  High levels of radon found in Huntsville Housing Authority apartment complex

  Flat rate issued for some Madison Utilities sewer customers

  Decision delayed in emergency hearing regarding Limestone County school administrator

  Flooded streets in Madison County; water rescues throughout the day

  Madison County doctor pleads guilty in pill mill trial

  Jury begins deliberations in Madison County pill mill trial

  Madison County doctor takes the stand in pill mill trial