Sandra Smith (reporter)

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Sandra Smith
Sandra Kaye Smith

(1980-09-22) September 22, 1980 (age 38)
Education Illinois State University
Louisiana State University
OccupationTelevision host, anchor, reporter for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network

Sandra Kaye Smith [1] (born on September 22, 1980) is a TV news journalist currently serving as co-anchor of America's Newsroom on the Fox News Channel (FNC) [2] in New York City. She is originally from Wheaton, Illinois and ran Track & Field while an undergraduate at Louisiana State University.

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America's Newsroom is an American television news program on Fox News Channel currently hosted by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Episodes air live from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m on Monday through Friday. The show focuses on the development of the day's events with interviews, current event updates, and political analysis. The show has been a part of the Fox News program lineup since February 12, 2007, and is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot.

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Wheaton, Illinois City in Illinois, United States

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Early life

Sandra Smith is a native of Wheaton, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Smith graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School in 1998. She earned three letters in cross country and two letters in track at Wheaton Warrenville South where she was the cross country team captain as a senior. She was an Illinois High School Association state qualifier, earned All-DuPage Valley Conference honors, and was an Academic All-Conference selection.

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Wheaton Warrenville South High School (WWSHS), locally referred to as "South", is a public four-year high school in Wheaton, Illinois. It is one of two high schools that are part of Community Unit School District 200, the other being Wheaton North High School.


Smith attended Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal for a time before transferring to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge for the 2002 school year. She ran the 1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters and steeplechase at various LSU and LSU Alumni track-and-field events. [3]

Illinois State University public university in Normal, Illinois

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Smith graduated from LSU, having taken some business classes and minored in speech. Smith's father was a floor trader at Chicago's Mercantile Exchange and many of Sandra's relatives worked in Chicago's financial district. [4]


Sandra Smith began her business career as a research associate at Aegis Capital Group. There, she assisted in the research and analysis of retail stocks, prepared weekly stock newsletters to clients, and identified investment opportunities. Her next employment was as a trader at Hermitage Capital Corporation in New York City where she executed U.S. equities and options orders, conducted portfolio analysis, and prepared commission reports. From there, Smith moved on to be the Director of Institutional Sales and Trading at Terra Nova Institutional in Chicago, where she handled investment management and hedge fund accounts. She also assisted in the development of program trading models for existing and prospective clients.

She broke into television as an on-air reporter for Bloomberg Television. In this role, she covered U.S. equities and derivatives markets, and contributed to breaking news and analysis, and reported for Bloomberg Press.

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She joined FOX Business Network as a reporter in October 2007, with the launch of the network, and can be seen on many FBN shows. Beginning in early October 2009, she was a regular on Don Imus' show, Imus in the Morning . She was a frequent guest on Fox Business Happy Hour and has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld . [5] She also appears on Hannity every Wednesday.

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In April 2014, Smith began co-hosting Outnumbered on the Fox News Channel featuring four Fox News female commentators and one rotating male guest discussing current news and cultural topics.

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