Jim Smith

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Jim Smith is an award winning reporter who joined WBZ-TV in May of 2007. Since coming to WBZ, Smith has covered every variety of news story throughout the region. Smith was part of the WBZ-TV news team who received a 2014 Columbia DuPont Award and a 2013 Peabody Award as part of their coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Born and raised in Boston, Smith has worked in broadcast journalism for more than 30 years. Prior to joining WBZ, he worked as a reporter at WLVI-TV in Boston for 16 years. Before that, his career took him to Washington DC, where he was a correspondent for Cox Broadcasting’s Washington Bureau. Smith’s assignments at the Bureau included Capitol Hill, The White House, The State Department, and Pentagon. Prior to coming to Washington, Smith was a reporter at WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida. Assignments there involved National Political Coverage, NASA space missions, and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska. He began his TV reporting career at WCSH in Portland Maine, where he also anchored and was honored with the Maine Broadcasters AP Award. Additionally, Smith worked as a contributing reporter for WBZ NewsRadio 1030, where he was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for a series he produced and reported on Youth Sports. He also spent five years working as a television news producer in Boston, first at WHDH-TV and then at WCVB-TV.

Smith is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. He is an avid sports fan, and has also completed 11 marathons including 9 Boston Marathons. Jim lives with his wife and two children in the Greater Boston area.

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