News Staff Bios

Jan 10, 2011 11:18 AM

Herbie Smith

Herbie Smith joined KATC's news team in January 2011.

Most recently she was a reporter/fill in anchor at WOAY in Beckley, West Virginia. There she had the opportunity to cover some of the most significant events in the "Mountain State" such as the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion, the arrival of President Obama, and the death of the longest serving senator in U.S. history, Robert C. Byrd.
Herbie began her career as an associate producer at KIAH-TV, Ch. 39 in Houston, Texas.

This Galveston, TX native is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. While in college Herbie completed several television internships, reported for the Sam Houston's television station and served as president of the university's chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Herbie is also an alumna of the Poynter Institute's Fellowship for Young Journalists.

She is happy to be back in the south and close to her family.

Herbie looks forward to experiencing the culture of Cajun country, and sharing the important news of the day with the viewers at home. If you would like to share a news tip or just want to say "hi" please feel free to send Herbie an email at



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