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

  Cyber security expert weighs in on Huntsville City Schools ransomware attack

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

  Alabamians hit hard by the pandemic ask governor for more relief

  Alabama senator reacts to Huntsville on U.S. Space Command’s shortlist

  Madison County man stuck abroad awaiting visa for fiancé

  UAB creates Post COVID Treatment Program

  Alabama’s GuideSafe app expands to 12 other states

  Governor has 45 days to use almost $1 billion in CARES Act funding

  Local Army Veteran’s home mortgage paid in full on Veterans Day

  ADPH will use multiphase approach to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

  ON YOUR SIDE: Wall Triana worries

  Rodney Smith Jr. receives a new ride!

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

  New President of Huntsville City Council elected

  48 Investigates: UAH refuses to share body camera footage of traffic stop involving 17-year-old honor student

Horse rescued from sinkhole in Morgan County

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

  Alabama economy starting to recover from pandemic

  Eula Battle remembered in heartfelt eulogy

  Parents claim son suffers irreparable damage after trip to the dentist

  Friends remember Eula Battle

  UAH President apologizes face to face with 17-year-old verbally abused by campus cops

  North Alabama colleges and universities go to online learning after Thanksgiving

  College student kicked out of campus housing for breaking COVID-19 restrictions

  UMCOR prepares for Delta

  Fayetteville woman receives suspicious white powder in mail; FBI investigating

  Curbside voting will not be offered in North Alabama

  Florence mayor race too close to call; Provisional ballots to be counted next week

  Huntsville Hospital leadership encouraged by latest COVID numbers

  Statewide school coronavirus dashboard to be released later this month