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Kate Smith is the 9pm anchor and evening reporter for News 4.

Before moving to Oklahoma City, 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. Kate earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and Media Studies from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

During her career, Kate has covered stories that has gained national attention like the deadly Woodmore Bus Crash where five children were killed on their way home from school three days before Thanksgiving, the aftermath of the July 16th terrorist attack on servicemen at a local military recruiting center, and the escape and capture of two inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Upstate New York.

At the age of 11, Kate knew she wanted to become a journalist the morning of September 11, 2001. Raised close to the city, she saw the impact the terrorist attacks left that devastating Tuesday morning on family and friends. Admiring the resilience of the city and those impacted, she knew she wanted to share stories of strength and courage.

Throughout her career, 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 puppy Pippa, attending community events, and finding excuses to avoid the gym.


Recent Articles
  • OKC woman stabbed 25 times by teen in broad daylight

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Stabbed 25 times all over her body in broad daylight, an Oklahoma City woman covered in blood shows up at her neighbor’s door for help. That woman and her boyfriend say they want the teen responsible locked up for a long time. Doris Willis is currently housed at the Oklahoma County Jail but she has allegedly left Marda Kelly with a lifetime of scars. Marda Kelly is still feeling the brunt of last week’s violent attack inside […]

  • Moore teen recalls teen’s violent threats at youth academy a year before mass shooting threat

    MCALESTER, Okla. – News 4 is receiving more details on the Oklahoma teen accused of wanting to shoot 400 of her old high school classmates while allegedly bragging to her pizza place co-worker about the recent purchase of an AK-47. Police describing the baby-faced 18-year-old Alexis Wilson as a “serious threat” for her alleged mass shooting plot in McAlester. We’re hearing from a local family claiming Wilson has threatened to kill before. Even putting it in black and white, in […]

  • “It’s just a whole lot of mess,” Family reacts to NE OKC shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital following a shooting on Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a reported shooting near N.E. 17th and Bryant in Oklahoma City. When officers arrived, they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Family members on scene said the man shot his girlfriend`s son. A swarm of police gathered on Northeast 17th Street and Bryant, trying to figure out what exactly happened […]

  • “You don’t know what their mindset is,” Garvin County sheriff warning public of law enforcement impersonator

    GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – The Garvin County Sheriff’s Office says the public should be on the lookout after a man impersonating a deputy pulled over two women. Two women recently reported two separate incidents of a man pulling them over for speeding. When one of the women asked for identification or a badge, the man took off. “We are always concerned with someone out there impersonating a police officer,” said Sheriff Jim Mullett. “You don’t know what their mindset is.” […]

  • Reminder: No weapons allowed inside fairgrounds

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It is a sure sign that summer is winding down: the Oklahoma State Fair kicked off its 112th year Thursday morning. Whether it’s gun rights or gun control, a lot of people are talking about firearms these days. Which is why organizers reminding fairgoers to leave all weapons at home. That includes guns with or without a permit, which causes some confusion. State law lets you carry a concealed handgun in places like Scissortail Park, which is […]

  • Friends, former students remember life and legacy of Thelma Parks

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Thelma Parks died Wednesday morning at 96 years old. She served the Oklahoma City Public School District for 54 years and is well known for her civil rights activism. A life well-lived. “She was a mentor, she trained young people. Particularly young girls,” said friend and historian Bruce Fisher. Recipient of the Oklahoma City NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, Thelma Parks was committed to bettering education. Working the majority of her young adult life as a teacher, principal, […]

  • Teacher, nurse save mom during student drop off

    PUTNAM CITY, Okla. – Amber Belshe was dropping off her daughter at D.D. Kirkland Elementary School when something went terribly wrong. “Panic, just panic. I could feel it stuck in my throat and I knew I couldn`t breathe,” said Belshe. Terrifying moments for this Putnam City mom during Monday’s school drop-off. “I went to take a pill, my antibiotics, and started choking.” Gasping for air for what felt like an eternity before getting out of her car and flagging those […]

  • Video shows alleged shooter leave home before police chase

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Video shows workers hiding behind a home after a round of gunshots rattled a typically quiet gated community off 122nd between Council and County Line Road. In the video, you see a black car parked in the street. The same car that just moments later a string of police cars would be following. A man dressed in all black then walks to the car. It appears he’s holding something in his hand. The workers whisper to each […]

  • “He was my best friend,” Family identifies man killed in Del City shooting

    DEL CITY, Okla. – A man is dead following a shooting in Del City on Friday. What happened inside the Smith Village home, left investigators putting together the pieces late into Friday evening. Neighbors outside watching it all unfold. “We heard there`s been a shooting. Somebody’d been shot and killed in the house,” said Tom Farris. Family members tell News 4 the victim is 38-year-old Jason Grandstaff; a son, brother, and uncle. “It`s hard. Even though he is my little […]

  • Local Catholic church helping those affected by federal warrants in Stillwater

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A local Catholic priest tells News 4 five people are still in custody Thursday following Wednesday’s criminal investigation. He says they are still in custody due to previously being deported or having warrants out. 20 others have been released but are now preparing to go in front of a judge. Inside Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the congregation is working hard to figure out ways to help those affected by Wednesday’s criminal investigation by Homeland Security. “These […]

  • Immigration attorney: Multiple people detained during Wednesday’s federal raid

      STILLWATER, Okla. – Many people left with questions after multiple people detained and two restaurants shut down during a raid across Stillwater. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney`s Office wouldn`t confirm why they were handing out federal search warrants but News 4 was told by witnesses multiple federal agents and investigators were on scene taking as many people as possible. “I mean these officers were aggressive. They were very aggressive,” said Immigration Attorney Jesse Gordon. A federal raid forced […]

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