Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith is a journalist for WTVA-TV.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist

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

Tupelo Transit System soon to be curbside pickup program

The Tupelo Transit System is getting rid of the fixed bus route schedule and will now be a curbside pick-up program.

Witnesses recall bar fight in Fulton

According to police, the mayor of Fulton and an Itawamba County sheriff's deputy got into a fight at a local bar.

Lifesavers program helps teen girls

The lifesavers program was held at the Tupelo Police Athletic League on Sunday evening.

MSU student takes home second place at National Cyber Cup

Mississippi State University Junior, Pranay Marella, 19, was a member of a four-person team from the North Dakota State University that took second place in the National Cyber Cup Student Cybersecurity Competition.

Worker falls through roof of Amory church

A worker fell through the roof of a church and was airlifted to a hospital.

Saltillo police shed positive light to kids in the community

Saturday Saltillo Police hosted the third annual Cops and Kids event at the city park.

Pedestrian sent to hospital after being hit by vehicle

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and taken to the hospital by an ambulance in Columbus Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff creates ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ in Calhoun County

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department has set up a "Safe Exchange Zone" in front of their building.

8 deaths related to children being left in the car already in 2019

Eight deaths nationwide have been reported already this year related to children being left in hot cars.

Man drowns near Enid Lake while fishing

Law enforcement confirmed 40-year-old Bryan Tidwell was fishing on a lake when he went into the water without a life jacket and never came back up for air.

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