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

  Blood centers in desperate need for convalescent plasma

  Doctor Birx: SEC is ready for football

  Two North Alabama High Schools receive national award

  Alabama Senators weigh in on who should nominate new Supreme Court Justice

  ADPH: Rapid COVID-19 test could produce false negatives

  ADVA Commissioner speaks with 48 News regarding Tut Fann

  More families come forward, upset over conditions at Hampton Cove Funeral Home

  Local mausoleum falling short; family wants answers

  Woman attacked inside Huntsville wine bar; assault captured on camera

Alabama lagging behind in 2020 census response

  Former employee speaks out about working conditions at Tut Fann

  Trials for Madison County capital murder cases postponed until 2021

  Ten more residents test positive for Covid inside Tut Fann; total now at 50

  48 Investigation gets results in an “On Your Side” furniture delivery issue

Tut Fann residents: “They are extremely scared.”

  Town of Priceville elects first new mayor in 34 years

Huntsville Woman scammed out of $8K by ‘customer support’ crook

  NCAC creates toolkit to assist educators identify possible child abuse and neglect during remote learning

  Superintendent reflects on first week of remote learning

  Inaugural class at ASCTE to begin in-person learning Monday

  Decatur City Mayor launches internal investigation over Decatur Housing Authority

  Federal Investigation: White people given preferential treatment at Decatur Housing Authority

  Madison County Public Schools could return to in-person learning before the end of the first nine-weeks

  Survey: More than 500 families need help finding child supervision before school year begins

  Change of Address scam likely in Bill Clardy Memorial Fund theft

  Students in UA system must use virus assessment tool to report symptoms

  GuideSafe testing for college students underway in Alabama

  Huntsville police release report on community suggestions following protests

  Huntsville man wanted in South Carolina has a violent past

  More than $540K raised in ‘Save Space Camp’ fundraiser