Jeff Smith

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    Jeff Smith joined the NBC 5 Today team in January 2013. He has worked as a reporter around the country, covering news in Charlotte, NC; Tulsa, OK; and Lansing, MI.

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    Before moving to Dallas-Fort Worth, Jeff worked for three years as a reporter for the ABC affiliate in Charlotte. He was one of the lead reporters covering the historic Democratic National Convention in 2012, spending days with police and protesters who convened on the city for the political event. Jeff was also a tireless advocate for consumers and taxpayers, investigating everything from rising bank account fees to state lawmakers who secretly changed their votes on controversial bills.

    Jeff worked for years as a breaking news reporter for KOTV in Tulsa, where he helped break the tragic story of a deadly meningitis outbreak in a local elementary school. He also worked for WLNS in Lansing, covering political and economic issues for Michigan’s capital city during the Great Recession.

    He attended Northwestern University, where he graduated Cum Laude from the Medill School of Journalism. He’s a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society.

    Jeff’s a proud native of New Jersey, but is thrilled to call Uptown Dallas his new home. He volunteers at the Humane Society of Dallas County and the North Texas Food Bank. You’ll probably see him running along the Katy Trail with his best friend, his four-year-old boxer Winnie, or cheering on his Yankees the next time they pay a visit to Arlington. Jeff says his goal is to visit every bar, restaurant, saloon, theatre, and tavern in Dallas.