Shannon Smith joined the 10 news team in January 2018 as a multi-skilled journalist, and is happy to be back home in the southeast! Shannon grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, but was born in Brentwood, so she’s made a full circle back to the volunteer state!

She joins the team after spending just over 2 years as the Senior Reporter at KFDA NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo, Texas. There Shannon reported on a variety of topics, but focused mainly on city government. She was instrumental in the coverage of the Perryton Fire in 2017, a wildfire that killed 4 people and burned more than 318,000 acres of land in the Texas Panhandle. Shannon also spearheaded continuing coverage of a missing teenager in Canadian, Texas, whose open case she follows to this day.

Shannon graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in journalism and a minor in political science. There she served as the news director of the campus run TV station, Eagle Eye TV.

Shannon is an award-winning dancer, and keeps up with that hobby by taking as many dance classes in Knoxville as she can. You’ll probably catch her spending her free time outside in one of Knoxville’s amazing city parks. She loves exploring this city, and petting all the dogs she can along the way!

Have a story idea for Shannon, or want to say hello? You can email her at ssmith@wbir.com or follow her on Twitter @ShannonSmithTV.