WLEX-TV Ch. 18, an NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky. has promoted Jennifer Smith to news director from the post of assistant news director.
Smith joined the TV station in October 1999 as a producer and has also held the post of executive producer. From February 2022 to May 2022, she served as interim news director at KXXV-TV Ch. 25, an ABC affiliate in Waco, Texas.
Previously, she worked as a news producer at both WKYT-TV Ch. 27, a CBS and CW affiliate in Lexington, Ky., and KOMU-TV Ch. 8, an NBC- and CW Plus affiliate in Columbia, Mo.
She is also a Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist.
Smith graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia.