Ken Smith Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, WRAL-TV, Net Worth, Salary

Ken Smith is an American Reporter/Anchor working for WRAL-TV where he serves the station as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter.

Ken Smith Biography

Ken Smith is an American Reporter/Anchor working for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina where he serves the station as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter. He anchors the morning news at 7, 8 & 9 am for NBC/FOX Duopoly. He has been working with the station since December 1998.

Ken Smith Education

Smith is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. There he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications in the year 1986.

Ken Smith Career

Smith works with WRAL-TV where he serves the station as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter. Prior to WRAL-TV, he was working with WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama. There, he was serving the station as an Anchor/Reporter. He serves the station between August 1995 and November 1998.

Before that, he also worked with KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon where he was serving the station as a Reporter/fill-in anchor. He worked for the station between August 1993 and July 1995. This is in addition to working for WAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, and WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia. Asides from this, he has worked with WBNB-TV in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

In the course of his career, he has received a number of awards which include the 2008 Mid-South Regional Emmy for the best weekend newscast. The year 2009 saw him receive the Mid-South Regional Emmy for Spot News. This is in addition to receiving the 2012 Mid-South Regional Emmy for Breaking News and the 2012 National Emmy nomination for Breaking News. Asides from this, she also received the two Georgia Associated Press Awards for best spot news and best feature.

His News philosophy is that news is all about people. He explains that if they make it relevant to the lives of the people in the community and have done half of the jobs. Smith further explains that the other half is making sure that information is accurate and pertinent.

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Ken Smith Photo

Among his most memorable assignments include covering the news and giving society an opportunity to have a front-row seat to memorable and historical events in the community and sometimes around the world. She explains that in the community, she witnessed firsthand the resilience and fortitude of friends and neighbors after Hurricane Irene and the April Tornado of 2011.

Being overseas, he was given an opportunity to travel with Fort Bragg troops to Northern Afghanistan in the year 2011 and the battle in Iraq in the year 2003 and 2004. He has also considered it an honor and a privilege to tell the stories of the troops waiting in Kuwait to head to the frontlines and the Fort Bragg troops stationed in Mosul, Iraq.

Away from work, she enjoys reading, music(jazz&calypso), hiking, and playing tennis and is a self-proclaimed Foodie. Asides from this, she is a Special Olympics N.C. volunteer and Wake County schools volunteer. She enjoys reading suspense novels, books about history and biographies, and travel and food magazines. Asides from this, he is a huge fan of authors Dan Brown, Douglas Brinkley, Lee Childs, and James Patterson. She is also a big fan of old movies such as “Casablanca,” “Live and Let Die,” “Goldfinger,” “An Affair to Remember,” “Casablanca,” 007 James Bond movies, “Dr. No,” and Classics like “Rear Window,” “The Godfather” (all three).

She states that what she loves most about North Carolina is the coast which reminds him of growing up in the Virgin Islands and the North Carolina Mountains, particularly during the Fall which is his favorite time of the year.

Ken Smith Age

Smith was born on the 14th of August. This is evidenced by a post he shared on his Instagram Account on the 14th of August 2020. However, she shares no information in regard to his year of birth hence his age is not known at the moment. He, however, might be in his 40s.

Ken Smith Height

He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Ken Smith Family

Smith was born on the Island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and raised on the Islands of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to his loving and caring parents. He explains that his parents, uncles, and aunts still reside in St. Thomas. However, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Ken has any siblings.

Ken Smith Wife

Smith is married to his beautiful wife, Amanda Bitler-Smith. Together, the duo is proud parents to their sons: Jamard Karim, and Franklin Kensley. Smith wished his mother-in-law, Dorothea Bitler, a happy birthday on his Instagram account on the 28th of December 2019.

Ken Smith Net Worth

Smith has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a Reporter/Anchor.

Ken Smith Salary

Smith earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Ken Smith WRAL-TV

Smith works at WRAL-TV where he works alongside other famous WRAL-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Mark Boyle
  2. Cullen Browder
  3. Renee Chou
  4. Rosalia Fodera
  5. Jeff Hogan
  6. Chris Lovingood
  7. Debra Morgan
  8. Adam Owens
  9. Gerald Owens
  10. Brian Shrader
  11. Lena Tillett
  12. Anthony Baglione
  13. Kat Campbell
  14. Elizabeth Gardner
  15. Mike Maze
  16. Peta Sheerwood
  17. Tony Rice
  18. Aimee Wilmoth
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