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, graudated 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 recloate 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.
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