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

  Audio recordings from former Limestone County Superintendent: “it didn’t pass the smell test”

  Jury trials resume Monday in Madison County

  Governor Ivey asks ALDOT Director to expedite opening of Town Madison

  Army widow out $87k; business owner responsible can’t be located

  ADPH: Don’t vaccine shop, take first vaccine you’re offered

  Attorney of self proclaimed “whistleblower” speaks to 48 News following Tuesday’s indictment

The future location of Space Command under formal review; welcomed by Alabama state leaders

  Treacherous roads in Tennessee Thursday

  Northern Madison County roads “better than expected”

  COVID-19 Vaccine: answers regarding vaccination sign-up, underlying health conditions

  Deteriorating animal shelter could get facelift soon

  Mass vaccination clinic opens in Huntsville; this week only

IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud

  2020 Preliminary numbers show major crimes dropped in Huntsville

  Tuberville: “Space Command decision not based off politics. It’s what the American taxpayers want.”

  The impact the virus has on children remains a confusing topic for many parents

  COVID-19 hospitalization rate down in Alabama

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine concerns answered

  What do the new variants of the virus mean for the vaccine?

  COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

  SPLC warns more violence could be looming starting this weekend

  Housing market expected to skyrocket following Space Command announcement

  UAH officers terminated following October traffic stop

Brooks rebuts criticism on his ‘Save America’ rally speech

  Mo Brooks: “There is a zero percent chance I will resign” following last week’s deadly riots

  Congresswoman proposes legislation to remove house members; including six Alabama congressmen

AL Congressman Mo Brooks blames Antifa for riot at the capitol; no verifiable evidence to back up claims

  Tennessee Valley elected officials react to violence at the Capitol

Alabama has distributed 20% of vaccine allotment

Small pharmacies will play a big role in vaccine distribution