Ken Smith Bio, Age, Height, WRAL-TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ken Smith Bio, Wiki

Ken Smith is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for WRAL-TV serving the station as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter. He has been working with this station since  December 1998. 

Ken Smith Age

Smith manages to keep information regarding his dates of birth away from the limelight. An update of his age will be done once he has made the information public. However, judging from his appearance, he might be in his 40s.

Ken Smith Height

Smith stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Ken Smith Education

Smith graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications in 1986.

Ken Smith Career

Smith works at WRAL-TV where he serves the station as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter. Prior to WRAL-TV, he was working with WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama. While there, he was serving the station as an Anchor/Reporter. He served the station between August 1995 and November 1998. Before that, he also worked with KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon where he served the station as a Reporter/fill-in anchor. He worked for the station between August 1993 and July 1995.

This is in addition to working for WAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, and WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia. Aside from this, he has worked with WBNB-TV in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. In the course of his career, Ken has received a number of awards which include the 2008 Mid-South Regional Emmy for the best weekend newscast. The year 2009 saw him receive the Mid-South Regional Emmy for Spot News. Additionally, he received the 2012 Mid-South Regional Emmy for Breaking News and the 2012 National Emmy nomination for Breaking News. Aside from this, he also received the two Georgia Associated Press Awards for Best Spot News and best feature.

Ken Smith Northern Afghanistan

His News philosophy is that news is all about people. If they make it relevant to the lives of the people in the community and have done half of the jobs. Smith further explains that the other half is making sure that information is accurate and pertinent. Among his most memorable assignments include covering the news and giving society an opportunity. To have a front-row seat to memorable and historical events in the community and sometimes around the world. In the community, he witnessed firsthand the resilience and fortitude of friends and neighbors after Hurricane Irene and the April Tornado of 2011.

Furthermore, being overseas, he was given an opportunity to travel with Fort Bragg troops to Northern Afghanistan in the year 2011 and the battle in Iraq in the year 2003 and 2004. He has also considered it an honor and a privilege to tell the stories of the troops waiting in Kuwait to head to the frontlines and the Fort Bragg troops stationed in Mosul, Iraq. During his free time, Smith enjoys reading, music(jazz and calypso), hiking, and playing tennis and is a self-proclaimed Foodie. Aside from this, he is a Special Olympics N.C. volunteer and Wake County schools volunteer.

Additionally, Ken also enjoys reading suspense novels, books about history and biographies, and travel and food magazines. Aside from this, he is a huge fan of authors Dan Brown, Douglas Brinkley, Lee Childs, and James Patterson. Moreover, he is also a big fan of old movies such as “Casablanca,” “Live and Let Die,” “Goldfinger,” “An Affair to Remember,” and Classics like “Rear Window,” “The Godfather” (all three). He states that what he loves most about North Carolina is the coast which reminds him of growing up in the Virgin Islands and the North Carolina Mountains, particularly during the Fall which is his favorite time of the year.

Ken Smith’s Net Worth

In Smith’s career as a Morning Anchor and General Assignment Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Ken Smith Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Ken Smith Parents and Siblings

Smith was born and raised in the United States, he manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Ken Smith Spouse

Smith is married to his beautiful wife, Amanda Bitler-Smith. He wished his mother-in-law, Dorothea Bitler, a happy birthday on his Instagram account on the 28th of December 2019.

Ken Smith Kids

Smith is a proud father to Jamard Karim and Franklin Kensley. However once the information is available, an update regarding his children will be made.

Ken Smith WRAL-TV

Smith  works at WRAL-TVwhere he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Cullen Browder
  2. Renee Chou
  3. Rosalia Fodera
  4. Jeff Hogan
  5. Chris Lovingood
  6. Debra Morgan
  7. Adam Owens
  8. Gerald Owens
  9. Brian Shrader
  10. Lena Tillett

Ken Smith Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 13k followers, around 5k followers on his Facebook page, and about 1k followers on his Instagram account.