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

  HPD Officer William Darby found guilty of murder; defense team, family speak at press conferences

  Day 4: Huntsville Police Officer’s murder trial ends with closing arguments; verdict awaits

  Day 3: Former Huntsville police officer takes stand in his own murder trial

  Day 2: Body cam footage shown during trial for Huntsville police officer accused of murder

  Jury selected for trial of Huntsville officer accused of murder

  Huntsville rental market ranked top in the nation

  REPORT: 40% of Alabama residents who died from the virus did not have health insurance

  Otis Nelson found guilty of 2017 Huntsville murder

Huntsville protesters in court; two found guilty of disorderly conduct

  Woman’s ceiling collapses; insurance won’t foot the bill

  Class action lawsuit filed on behalf of private school students whose identities were allegedly stolen

  The race to the 2021 summer Olympic games is coming through the Rocket City

  EXCLUSIVE: Former UAH Police Chief sends 48 News body camera footage of traffic stop involving Hazel Green High student

Huntsville Police officer accused of murder from a 2018 shooting will go to trial after multiple delays

  Family turns Easter gathering into at-home vaccination clinic

  How the American Job Plan could impact Alabama infrastructure

Tennessee lawmakers pass Permitless Handgun Carry bill; bill now heads to governor’s desk

  Alabama will feel impacts of Suez Canal crisis

  Senator Tommy Tuberville tours Southern Border; introduces legislation to curb illegal entry

Ribbon cutting at Building 100 Secure Gateway

  Time running out for people living at Mill Street homeless camp

  Senator Tuberville passes on questioning Dr. Fauci; compares him to NFL superstar

  Attorney General wants quick ruling in the removal of the Madison County Confederate Statue

  Traveling during the pandemic: Your questions answered

  Vaccine eligibility expands next week; thousands in Phase 1B still waiting for a vaccine

  Facial recognition coming to Redstone next week

  Two thirds of Alabamians will soon be eligible for vaccine

  Alabama VA Health Care System expands COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Veterans of all ages

  Cyber security specialist weighs in on Madison County Jail security breach

  Alabama National Guard to help with COVID vaccinations