Alicia Smith Biography
Alicia Smith is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who now hosts 7 Action News This Morning on WXYZ from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Alicia Smith Age
Alicia’s age and date of birth are not known to the public, she is rather secretive about her personal life.
Alicia Smith Birthday
Alicia has not disclosed any information on her birthday nor her date of birth.
Alicia Smith Height
Smith stands at an average height with a moderate weight. Information on her other body measurements is currently unavailable at the moment.
Alicia Smith Family
Smith was born and reared in Georgia, surrounded by affection and care from her father, David T. Smith Jr., a chemical engineer, and her mother, Barbara, a teacher.
Alicia Smith Education
Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she also served as a George Foster Peabody Awards Student Judge.
She majored in Broadcast News and Political Science while also participating in Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and a variety of school activities and philanthropies.
Alicia was selected Senior Female of the Year by the University of Georgia Alumni Society’s Young Alumni Council after graduation. She also interned at CNN in Washington, D.C., WTOC in Savannah, Georgia, and WBSG in Brunswick, Georgia.
Alicia Smith Husband
Alicia is blissfully married to Erik Karell, her long-term boyfriend. The pair married on October 11, 2014, at St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Smith’s spouse owns MacMichigan, an IT firm that specializes on Apple gear and software. Smith and her husband have two rescue cats named Max and Mischa, whom they rescued from Michigan Humane during the epidemic in October 2020.
Alicia Smith Salary
According to WXYZ anchor salary, Alicia receives an annual average salary of $85,000.
Alicia Smith Net Worth
Smith’s net worth is approximated to be ranging between $100,000-$300,000 as of 2021.
Alicia Smith Career
Smith is a four-time Emmy winner and the current Morning Anchor on 7 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on WXYZ and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on TV 20 Detroit.
She’s been an anchor and reporter since 1995, a year after starting out as a “one-man-band” journalist, filming and editing all of her own stories. In January 2007, Alicia joins Channel 7’s top-rated morning crew.
She also received Best On-Air Talent Emmys from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2010 and 2019.
Smith marched through the streets of Wayne County late at night in March 2007 in search of a program that helped victims of human trafficking. Her trailblazing special report earned her an Emmy Award for social reporting.
She was an anchor/reporter at WWMT in Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids, where she developed and transmitted 11 stories from Ground Zero in New York City in four days for WWMT’s award-winning 9/11 memorial show in 2002.
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