Kim Smith anchors Global News Hour at 6 and Global News at 11 on weekends.
She joined the Global News Edmonton team in summer 2017 as a digital journalist, filing stories for broadcast and online. She is currently the interim host and co-producer of Family Matters, a segment that runs on TV and radio stations across the country.
She also spent time working at Global Calgary, CTV Edmonton, Global Regina and Newcap News in Lloydminster. Prior to TV, she worked as a reporter and anchor at 630 CHED and iNews880 in Edmonton.
One of her career highlights was reporting on a natural gas explosion at Regina Beach, where her live report was part of a national RTDNA award for best newscast. She’s also proud of a three-part feature she produced on drug funding for rare diseases.
Kim grew up in Beaumont, Alberta and studied political science and Spanish at the University of Alberta. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, she spent time teaching English in Taiwan before moving to Australia to complete her master’s degree in journalism, focusing on issues affecting Aboriginal groups.
In July 2016, Kim and her husband proudly became first-time parents. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting new places and staying active.
WATCH: Host and Co-Producer of Global News Family Matters, Kim Smith, answers a few questions for Global Edmonton viewers, including: what is the best part of your job, what is your favourite movie, and what is the best part of living in Edmonton?