Alicia Smith Biography
Alicia Smith is an American news anchor. She is currently the weekday co-anchor of 7 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. She joined WXYZ in January 2007 as an anchor/reporter/multi-media journalist. Smith is also a cheerleader of Channel 7’s #earlyrisers on twitter and facebook.
Alicia is a three-time Emmy winner who has been recognized for both her anchoring and her reporting. She considers herself a “Midwestern-Southern Belle.”
Alicia Smith Age | Birthday | Parents
Details of her age and birthday have not been disclosed of now. She is the daughter of Barbara and David T. Smith Jr. of St. Simons Island.
Alicia Smith Education
Smith graduated from Glynn Academy at Brunswick. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast news from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1993. Alicia was named the UGA Alumni Society’s Senior Female of the Year ’93.
Alicia Smith Career
she is proud to be the weekday co-anchor of 7 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Smith joined WXYZ in January 2007 as an anchor/reporter/multi-media journalist. Alicia is a three-time Emmy winner who has been recognized for both her anchoring and her reporting. She was awarded an Emmy for Best On-Air Talent from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Smith has also earned two Emmy Awards for her reporting. In March 2007, Alicia hit the streets of Wayne County at night to reveal a prostitution rehabilitation program that’s turning around live. One woman at a time. The eye-opening special report earned her an Emmy Award for covering societal concerns.
During her time as anchor/reporter at WWMT in Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids. She produced a special series featuring two missing Michigan children’s cold cases. Furthermore, her work won her another Emmy Award for reporting. In addition, a series of reports entitled “Facing Racism: A Daily Battle” received a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Community Involvement.
Alicia is currently producing and reporting “Call For Action” stories which air Thursdays in the 5:00 p.m. newscast. These segments feature consumer problems or issues that are resolved with help from the all-volunteer Call For Action team based at WXYZ.
Alicia Smith with her husband
Alicia is passionate about her work and is equally passionate about the community organizations she works with. Being a volunteer construction worker on some Habitat for Humanity homes in Detroit has been one of the highlights. In 2010, she was named Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s Ambassador of the Year.
That volunteering experience inspired her to come up with the annual Detroit 2020-Habitat for Humanity Detroit “BuildUp.” This year marks the third year of this wall-building effort and partnership with Habitat. Another important cause for Alicia is fighting breast cancer. She participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year with a team of co-workers.
The animal lover is also involved with the Michigan Humane Society. Alicia has been captain of Channel 7’s Mega March for Animals team every year since 2007. Hosting the annual Valentine’s Day telethon benefitting MHS has also been a thrill for Alicia.
Smith also co-hosted WXYZ’s Education Town Hall Meeting in April 2007. The televised event included dignitaries, community leaders, educators, parents, and students from around the state.
Alicia Smith Husband | Children
Smith is a married woman. She is married to her husband Erik Karell. The pair tied the knot in on Oct. 11 on St. Simons Island. Karell is the co-owner of MacMichigan, an IT company specializing in Apple hardware and software. There are no reports of her having any children as of now.
Alicia Smith Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is currently under review.
Alicia Smith Wxyz
The award-winning reporter is the weekday co-anchor of 7 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Smith joined WXYZ in January 2007 as an anchor/reporter/multi-media journalist. She works along with Ali Hoxie who is also a reporter for the WXYZ-TV Channel 7.