Pamela Smith began her career in 1990 with ABC Network's Little Rock, AR affiliate KATV. She joined KATV's staff as a General Assignment Reporter and was soon promoted to Weekend Anchor. Smith assumed the role of co-host for Good Morning Arkansas in August, 2011.
She is a Little Rock native, but grew up in Houston, Texas. Smith is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications, specializing in Broadcast Journalism.
During a long and successful career in broadcast journalism, Ms. Smith was the recipient of numerous awards. Among them was first place honors in the Associated Press' 1994 documentary division for her three-part series "From Arkansas to Africa" and first place honors for her spot news related to KATV's storm coverage of the 2003 tornadoes for which she also received an Emmy nomination.
Smith was later awarded first place in the 2008 Society of Professional Journalism Awards for her feature, "Emmy's Story" - an Atkins girl who was memorialized in a children's book following her death in the Atkins tornadoes. Smith also received first place in the 2005 investigative reporting category by the same organization for continuing coverage of a 2004 murder case.
In 2012 Ms. Smith joined the Little Rock School District as Director of Communications, and still remains in that position.