Who is Tearsa Smith on WATE?
Tearsa Smith is a morning news anchor and reporter for WATE and the host of Voices of the Valley. She was previously the co-anchor for Good Morning Tennessee on WATE 6 On Your Side alongside Doug Currin. Smith has been working at WATE in various roles since June 2002.
Before joining WATE, Smith previously worked at WKAG in Kentucky, NBC 6 South Florida
Tearsa Smith was born in Miami
Smith was born in Miami, Florida.
Tearsa Smith Husband
Smith is married to her husband Lucious who has appeared on several posts on her social media. Her husband supports her at her work and also outside work. She shared a sweet post on Facebook commemorating her husband saying;
“My dear sweet husband drags along to the 500 things I do for WATE and always has a smile on his face. Get you someone who supports your dreams.”
Smith and her husband have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family or sewing when she is not working.
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Tearsa Smith at WATE
Smith joined WATE in June 2002. She is the morning anchor for Good Morning Tennessee on WATE 6 On Your Side and the host of Voices of the Valley. She also handles developing stories, breaking news, and any information happening around the East Tennessee. Tearsa is also a contributor to the Marc and Kim show on star 102.1 fm.
Tearsa previously worked for WKAG in Kentucky as a news reporter and news writer from September 2001 to June 2002. She began her journalism career at NBC 6 South Florida as an associate producer in Miami, Florida. She also worked at the City of Miami, in the Department of Communications in 1996.
Tearsa graduated from Florida A&M University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Besides her journalism work, Smith is a Wesley House Community Center board member. She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Knoxville Alumnae Chapter.
Awards and Honors
- 2002 Point of Pride Award from the Clarksville/Montgomery County School System for Excellence in Education Reporting.
- Nomination for 6 Around Town in Magazine Series category (MidSouth chapter)
2013 Golden Press Card Award, East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists
Tearsa Smith’s Salary and Net Worth
Tearsa has an estimated net worth ranging between $50k – $ 100k. As a news anchor in Knoxville, Tennessee, she earns an estimated $70, 000 annually.