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

  HCS superintendent: ‘We are building a ship as we sail'

  The ADA and face mask policies

  Research suggests children more likely to be asymptomatic

  Millions of PPP money loaned to thousands of Huntsville businesses

  ADOL opens 300 appointments a day to meet in-person

  No time off for coronavirus during the holiday weekend

  Face coverings do not impact your ability to carry a firearm

  Safer at home order extended; business owners react to the governor’s announcement

  ICU beds filling up quick due to COVID-19

  Huntsville man says his social media was trolled and falsely portrayed as antifa

  Local Handel’s franchise suspended over owner’s racial slurs from 2015

  Alabama lagging in numbers; fill out your 2020 census

  Huntsville City Council addresses email concerns of sexual misconduct within police department

  State law could block Confederate statue from going anywhere

  Evictions possible again after governor’s order is lifted

  Group raises money to remove Confederate statue from Madison County Courthouse

  Decatur police address video of officers punching man

  Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council to discuss police tactics from Wednesday’s protest

  Chief of police said anarchist group traveled to downtown to spread hate, stands by decision to tear gas protesters

  Protesting during a pandemic; Hospital CEO says no need to test all protesters

  TVPA working to raise money to remove Confederate statue outside Madison County Courthouse

  Contact tracing near impossible during large protests

  Mayor Battle’s statement in response to protests

  Huntsville Police investigating after woman is pulled over; multiple officers point guns at her

ADPH: Assume you are positive while waiting COVID-19 test results

  U.S. Space & Rocket Center reopens this weekend

  Huntsville Hospital offers COVID testing for businesses

  Two drownings, one water rescue at Little River Canyon in one week

  Madison County unemployment rate more than 10%

  U.S. Space & Rocket Center to reopen