Laura Smith

Laura Smith is thrilled to call North Carolina home. She joined the CBS 17 Storm Team in September 2019.

You can catch her on CBS 17 each weekday morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Laura is a two-time Emmy nominee from Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated in 2014 from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  

She began her TV career in Bangor, Maine as the weekday morning anchor for two years at WVII/WFVX.  There Laura fell in love with weather after her first assignment covering a blizzard.

After two years in the northeast, Laura headed back home where she worked for our sister station, WCBD, in Charleston, South Carolina for three years. She worked as the weekend evening weather anchor before being promoted to midday anchor during the week.

Laura has covered many major weather events in the in the northeast and Lowcountry, including Hurricanes Michael, Irma, Florence, and Dorian.

She is also enrolled in meteorology school at Mississippi State University.  

If you have any story ideas for Laura, please email her at You can also find her on social media.

Facebook and Instagram: Laura Smith TV

Twitter: @laurasmithwx.

Latest from Laura Smith

Trending Stories

Click here for full list of trending stories