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Rebecca Smith joined WKYT in May 2013 as an anchor/reporter.

Rebecca comes to the Bluegrass State from WQAD in the Quad Cities, where she worked for nearly three years as the weekend anchor/weekday reporter.
While there she covered all kinds of stories, from the 2012 Presidential Election, to the indictment of former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell, to the Country Music Awards in Nashville, TN.

Prior to that, Rebecca was a reporter at KOKI in Tulsa, OK where she covered education issues in addition to general assignment stories. She was responsible for keeping viewers informed of the Tulsa Public School system's budget woes and the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on teachers.

She was also a Videojournalist in Jonesboro, AR where she covered the aftermath of the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak that killed 57 people in four states.

Prior to that, Rebecca was an associate producer at WHBQ in Memphis, TN, where she produced morning newscasts and set up interview segments for Good Morning Memphis.

It was in newspaper that Rebecca got her first real taste of journalism, working for her hometown weekly publication, The Collierville Herald.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2003 with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Political Science.
She served as the main anchor for her college newscast, UT Today.

Rebecca also studied abroad in Swansea, Wales where she learned all about British politics and media.

In her spare time, she loves to run, paint, travel and spend time with her Silky Terrier, Peanut.

Volunteer work is also important to Rebecca, who is active in the Alzheimer's Association and Day of Dance for Health, a national community-based event focused on heart health.

While she's a Vol for life, Rebecca is looking forward to trading in a few orange items for blue and getting her fill of all the horses, bourbon and basketball Kentucky has to offer.


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