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Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith is a journalist for WTVA-TV.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
tdsmith@wtva.com

Hello, Aloha, Annyeonghaseyo, Hey, ya'll

Taylor joined the WTVA team in July 2018 as a reporter.

Those are just a few of the ways Taylor Smith has been saying hello in the different states and countries she has lived in.

Being a military brat most of her life, she ended up in the sunshine state and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a degree in broadcast journalism.

She was a part of the radio and TV station, where she was a sports director for two years. She also interned at NBC 6 in Miami and CBS12 West Palm Beach.

When she isn’t in the newsroom, she loves being in a pumped crowd for sports games, going for runs, being in the sun at the beach and fulfilling her sweet tooth craving.

Taylor is excited to make a difference in her new community and continue to work on her journalism skills. She loves Tupelo’s Southern hospitality.

Tips or story ideas? Let Taylor know!

Recent Posts by Taylor Smith

Community helps injured child during Tupelo Christmas parade

Tupelo police say a child was injured during Tuesday’s Christmas parade.

Lee County grand jury to hear evidence in Dalen Thomas death

Hunter Newman appeared for a preliminary hearing this afternoon in Lee County Justice Court.

Grenada County man's body found in a well

A Grenada County man found dead in a well. Three men were charged with his murder.

Inmate stabs Lee County correctional officer

An inmate stabbed a Lee County correctional officer Sunday night with a homemade shank.

Halloween safety: More treats less tricks

Halloween is an exciting time for the young ones to stalk up on as much candy as they can trick-or-treating.

Congregation meets for first time after fire burns down church

Sunday morning, the congregation of the Mallalieu United Methodist Church gathered at their sister church, St. Marys, for the first time since a fire burned down their church building on Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: Assailant wanted in Oxford, reward offered

Oxford police are asking for help finding an assailant and are offering a reward.

UPDATE: Investigation begins into New Albany church fire

This article has been updated.

City of Bruce plans to tear down building downtown

The city plans to buy the old auto shop downtown and make it into a park.

Baptist Golden Triangle hospital provides free flu shots

Baptist Golden Triangle hospital in Columbus provided more 1,000 free flu shots.

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