Wade Smith

Wade Smith

Digital Content Manager

Huntsville, AL

Wade is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He started his news career in radio in Atlanta, GA in 2011. Before coming to WAFF 48, he spent over six years reporting news in Birmingham.

Wade was born just a short drive down I-65 in Cullman and he currently resides there again today.

When Wade is not in the newsroom, he is spending time with his wife Megan and their dog Dexter. Wade and Megan enjoy going to concerts, weekend vacations, and spending time catching up on TV shows on the couch.

Additionally, Wade is a member of Cullman First United Methodist Church, the Cullman Lions Club and is the Voice of the Cullman Bearcat Football Team.

If you have a story idea for the WAFF Digital Team, click the e-mail button above and send him a message.


  • 8 time - Alabama Broadcasters Association ABBY Award Winner


  • The University of Alabama

Recent Articles by Wade

Here’s how to get the all-new WAFF 48 news app

  What some local communities are looking at the day after Wednesday’s First Alert

How WAFF 48 uses digital tools to inform our communities

How the WAFF 48 Digital Team informs & interacts using Social Media

  U.S. Space Command to be headquartered in Huntsville, Ala.

  ‘The Force is Strong’ with Florence’s first baby in 2021

  Nurse in quarantine says her online grocery order never came

Congratulations to Nolan & Regan Crane on Justin’s birth!

Santa Tracker 2020: Follow Santa’s Sleigh on Christmas Eve!

Athens-Limestone Hospital announces interim president to take over role permanently

  Alabama Farm Credit donates life-saving rescue equipment to local fire department

  Athens-Limestone Hospital administers first COVID-19 vaccine

Road to recovery: family of Caleb Brooks issues update following recent small intestine transplant

  Alabama WWII Veteran beats COVID-19 in time for 104th birthday

  Caleb Brooks awaits new donor as doctors postpone Friday transplant

  Can-a-thon 2020 provides nearly 40,000 meals to those in need

  DECISION 2020: Tuberville wins U.S. Senate Seat in Alabama; National vote counts continue

Election Toolbox 2020: sample ballots, amendment details, where to vote & submit your polling line photos

  Decatur Fire & Rescue crews investigate morning fire near Jay Landings

AHSAA football playoff tickets to be sold online in 2020

  Confederate monument removed from Madison County, Alabama, courthouse

  Crews contain hazardous chemical leak in Falkville

Sample Ballots for November 3 General Election

  RESULTS: Municipal runoff elections across the Tennessee Valley

Decatur Police, Fire team up to give back to retired officer

  Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament begins on Lake Guntersville

  Decatur officials discuss latest on COVID-19

  Superheroes Week 2020: profiling those who protect, heal abused children across the Tennessee Valley

  Emergency crews extinguish morning house fire in New Market

Huntsville-Madison 9-1-1 teams up with Sprocket to keep children safe during an emergency