Cory Smith anchors NBC 5 News weekend evenings, Saturday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. and also reports. He joined the NBC 5 News team in December 2015.
Born and raised in south Oak Cliff, Cory returns home after three years at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. During his time in the Alamo City he covered local and state politics. His passion for advocacy journalism helped taxpayers hold their elected leaders accountable. One of his proudest moments was helping low-income residents who were forced out of their mobile-home park receive financial help from the development company that obtained their land.
Cory's extensive work in the field and love of storytelling has taken him across the Lone Star State - from the explosion in West to the devastating Memorial Day floods in Wimberley.
His journey to DFW started at 6NEWS in Lawrence, Kansas where he was the station's main anchor for several years. While he misses his former colleagues in “Larry-ville”, he does not miss Midwest winters.
Cory received his degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a proud graduate of Bishop Dunne High School.
When he's not inside the DFW news bubble you can usually find Cory out on the town with his wife, Kate. His love of food and craft beer is surpassed only by his unconditional (and at times irrational) love for the Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers, and Stars. Though he bleeds Northwestern purple, he proudly dons burnt orange on autumn Saturdays.
In his spare time Cory enjoys listening to music, binge-watching TV dramas, reminiscing with childhood friends and cooking.
Working at NBC 5 has been Cory's dream since he first picked up a video camera and he's ecstatic to be back home!