laura smith Biography
Laura Smith attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in Journalism with a broadcast emphasis and a degree in Communication Arts with a radio, TV, and film emphasis.
During college, she interned at WLUK-TV Channel 11 in Green Bay. Following graduation, Laura worked with the Associated Press in Rome, Italy. She speaks fluent Italian. Her tasks included translating editorials for U.S. newspapers and writing wire copy. Upon her return to the States, Laura briefly worked as an on-air personality for a hometown radio station.
A short time later, Laura was on the road to Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where she landed her first job as a general assignment reporter at WJFW-TV. Laura served as a multimedia reporter, which involved pitching stories, shooting, writing, and editing VOSOTs and PKGs. She also filled in on the anchor desk. Laura ran her own teleprompter and was in charge of producing her shows.
Laura’s next move was to Green Bay where she accepted a reporter job at the station she had interned at several years earlier. WLUK later promoted Laura to weekend evening anchor.
She co-anchored the 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. news. This move was exciting for Laura because it gave her the opportunity to report in her hometown and report the news to a community that knew her well. Besides anchoring and reporting, Laura also served as a web producer – posting content to the web and on social media.
Several organizations have recognized Laura for her work. She received an award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her series “Kids in Prison,” which looked at teens incarcerated in adult prisons. The State Bar of Wisconsin awarded Laura a Certificate of Commendation for her series “Circles of Support,” which examined the expansion of a state program that helps convicted felons transition back into the community.
Laura loves to interact with the community and speak to youth at nearby schools to share her story and inspire others to follow their broadcast dreams.
Laura Smith Age
Laura Smith is from the Lowcountry. She grew up in Summerville, South Carolina, and graduated from the University of South Carolina.
She knew she wanted to pursue a career in broadcast journalism ever since she was a little girl. Every morning before school she would watch the local morning show to catch up with the news. Laura went on to college, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and then landed her first job in 2014.
The first job would take Laura to Bangor, Maine. It is about two hours north of Portland, Maine. Laura would have to learn how to shovel snow and live in below-freezing temperatures.
Laura anchored the weekday morning show for the ABC/FOX stations. Laura produced, reported, and even forecasted the weather at times.
After two years in the northeast, Laura decided it was time to relocate back home and to the station, she considered home, WCBD. She interned at Channel 2 during college.
Laura joined WCBD in 2016. She is a weekday morning show reporter and fill-in anchor. Her pieces of information about her birth date are unknown but we are ready for the update soon
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FOX 11’s Laura Smith says ‘goodbye’ on the final weekend broadcast
ASHWAUBENON – After sharing the FOX 11 weekend anchor desk for the past 8 years, Laura Smith is saying goodbye.
The send-off for Smith included a video from her first co-anchor stint at the station dating back to April 2007 with co-anchor Mark Leland. The anchor team would go on to preside over the weekend newscasts longer than any other weekend anchors in Northeast Wisconsin.
Laura wasn’t just behind the desk, she’s been reporting the news for FOX 11 for the past twelve years. During that time, Laura has interviewed thousands of people and met many more while out and about.
Some of those interviewed were famous, but all helped her to share stories and make a connection with FOX 11 viewers. From trekking through the Northwoods checking in on endangered species, to covering the changing events at the capitol in Madison, Laura has been right there to keep viewers informed.
Laura Smith Husband, Married
Laura attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in Journalism with a broadcast emphasis and a degree in Communication Arts with a radio, TV, and film emphasis. Her pieces of information about Marriages, husbands, and Family are unknown but be ready for the update soon
Local achievements: May 31, 2019
Chandler Dianne Smith, a 2015 graduate of Vanguard College Preparatory, graduated May 11 from Southwestern University in Georgetown with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and was the president of the Pre-Dental Society on campus.
The daughter of Kevin and Laura Smith, Chandler will be entering the University of Texas Health Science School of Dentistry in Houston this upcoming fall.
Students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo are:
Caitlyn Bigham, of McGregor, criminal justice.
Teyha Cleveland, of Waco, psychology.
Keasmine Henderson, of Marlin, nursing.
Prowess Pictures is set to shoot later this year Martha Stephens’ ‘Forsaken’ and the scotch whiskey world-set comedy ‘Tastings.’
Veteran indie film producers Kristin Mann and Laura D. Smith are launching their own film and TV production shingle, Prowess Pictures.
Mann, best known for producing Jeff Nichols’ mystery drama Midnight Special, which starred Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton, will partner with Smith, whose indie film credits include David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows and Brett Haley’s I’ll See You in My Dreams.
The duo will produce indie films with budgets over $5 million, while also doing studio projects and creating and producing TV series.
“We’re finding it more important than ever to strike that balance between high-quality, critically acclaimed projects with those that also have the potential for mass appeal and innovative releases in the rapidly evolving marketplace,” Smith said in a statement.
Prowess’ debut feature, Martha Stephens’ To the Stars, starring Malin Akerman and Tony Hale, bowed at Sundance, and Mann and Smith recently wrapped production on The Quarry, a thriller by director Scott Teems and starring Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham.
The production shingle’s next projects include the suspense feature Forsaken, directed by Stephens and set during the Mexican Revolution, and the comedy Tastings, about two older women in the world of scotch whiskey.
No word on casting for either project, both of which will shoot later this year.
Prowess has secured development funding for future projects from Arkansas-based Rockhill Studios, which earlier executive produced To the Stars and The Quarry.