George Smith anchors the 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. news with Danielle Serino and reports for the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. He comes to 19 Action News after almost 10 years at ESPN. During his time there he covered four Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing, Vancouver and London), the NFL and many stories on the "news" side of sports.
He began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the Oregonian. Since then, he has worked as a TV news reporter in Portland, Oregon and New York City and has anchored in New Haven, Boston and Houston.
Smith is a graduate of Oberlin College and serves on the board of the Heisman Club which supports Oberlin athletics. He's active in alumni affairs and athletics at Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, he was an All-American in the 100-meter dash his senior year and was elected to Oberlin's athletic Hall of Fame.
He also served as a Trustee at Phillips Academy Andover, his high school.
Smith also attended Columbia University's journalism school.
He has traveled to every state but Alaska. He loves to play basketball and enjoys cooking. He admits he's no Michael Symon.
Smith starts on the anchor desk Monday, January 21.
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