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.