Ken Smith Profile
Ken Smith is an American award-winning anchor and reporter working at WRAL-TV serving as the 7, 8, and 9 am anchor and reporter. He joined WRAL-TV in December 1998.
Ken Smith Career
Smith serves as the 7, 8, and 9 am anchor and reporter at WRAL-TV based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining WRAL-TV, he worked at WSFA 12 News from August 1995 to November 1998. From August 1993 to July 1995, he worked at KGW-TV based in Portland, Oregon where he served as a fill-in anchor and reporter. In 1982, he joined the University of South Florida, Tampa where he attained his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies in 1986.
From January 1984 to May 1986, he volunteered as a mentor and tutor at International Student Club. He is also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Triangle Association of Black Journalists. Over the years, he has managed to win several awards and honors including the 2009 Mid-South Regional Emmy for Spot News.
Additionally, in 2008, he received Mid-South Regional Emmy for best weekend newscast and the 2012 National Emmy nomination for Breaking News. He also received Mid-South Regional Emmy for Breaking News in 2012 and Two Georgia Associated Press awards. Whenever he is not working, he enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He also enjoys music (jazz&calypso), reading, Special Olympics N.C. volunteer, hiking, playing tennis, and Wake County schools volunteer.
Ken Smith Age
Smith’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Smith is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Ken Smith Height
Smith stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Ken Smith Family
Smith was born on the Island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and was raised on the Island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands by his parents. Information regarding Smith’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Ken Smith Wife
Smith is happily married to his wife called Amanda. The couple is also proud to be parents to their three kids; a son called Franklin and twin daughters named Leah Marie and Louisa Marion. The twins were born on November 30, 2022, and both were named after their grandmothers. Ken also has a grown son called Jamard who is living in Pittsburgh, Pa., with his wife and kids.
Ken Smith WRAL twins
Smith and his wife, Amanda welcomed their set of twin daughters on November 30, 2022. The twins were named after their grandmothers Leah Marie and Louisa Marion.
Ken Smith Salary
Being one of the top anchors and reporters for WRAL-TV Smith earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Ken Smith Net Worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor and reporter.
Ken Smith WRAL-TV
Smith is working at WRAL-TV where he works alongside other famous WRAL-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Cullen Browder
- Renee Chou
- Rosalia Fodera
- Jeff Hogan
- Chris Lovingood
- Adam Owens
- Gerald Owens
- Brian Shrader
- Lena Tillett
- Anthony Baglione
- Kat Campbell
- Elizabeth Gardner
- Peta Sheerwood
- Aimee Wilmoth