Dana Smith joined 13News Now as an anchor/MSJ in April 2019. She's so excited to be a part of the Hampton Roads community!
As a native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dana is no stranger to beach-side towns. She also has plenty of experience with cold weather from the time she spent in snowy Ohio.
After graduating from Tiffin University with a degree in Journalism, Dana worked as a newspaper reporter for The Tribune in Nassau, Bahamas.
Her background in newspaper reporting helped her grow her skills as a storyteller and writer.
She made the move to television news. Shortly after that, Dana became an anchor and reporter on the nightly OUR News newscast in the Bahamas as part of The Nassau Guardian’s broadcast team.
Before arriving in Norfolk, Dana was a fill-in anchor and multi-media journalist at WDTN in Dayton, OH.
Dana’s experience as a reporter is wide-ranging. She’s covered everything from presidential rallies to the opioid epidemic to devastating hurricanes.
Her favorite stories to tell are yours! She wants to give a voice to people who ordinarily might not be able to get their stories out there.
You can catch her anchoring 13News Now on Saturday and Sunday mornings and reporting during the week.
When she’s not working, Dana enjoys listening to music, reading novels, and relaxing on the beach. She also spends time thinking about going to the gym and procrastinating on her novel.
Dana is thrilled to be a part of the 13News Now team and looks forward to telling your stories!