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Elle Smith

Elle joined the WHAS11 News team in October 2020 and is thrilled to stay in the Commonwealth.
Credit: Elle Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Elle Smith is a multi-skilled journalist at WHAS11 News in Louisville, Kentucky, specializing in Southern Indiana.

Growing up, Elle loved to write, constantly keeping note of her day-to-day activities, and drafting stories of her own. Her love for the art of writing has only continued to grow over the years.

She joined the team in October 2020 and is thrilled to stay in the Commonwealth. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2020 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

As a Wildcat, she was the vice president of UK’s National Association of Black Journalists chapter, a reporter for the UK Student News Network and a videographer for UK Athletics and SEC Network.

During her college years, she unabashedly moved to numerous cities for internships and adventure. She was a Fox News College Associate in their Washington D.C. Bureau in the summer of 2019. She also worked as a videography intern in Arkansas and studied abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy.

If she is not planning a trip, you can most often find Elle singing loudly to a show tune while attempting a new recipe, or reading a book recommended by a friend. Traveling is one of Elle’s favorites hobbies as it provides her an opportunity to learn about other cultures, which in return provides her new insight into her own. She is excited to explore the Kentucky and Indiana region over the next few years.

Elle is excited to get to know you, feel free to send any story ideas and book recommendations! 

You can contact Elle Smith at esmith@whas11.com and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.