Shelby Smithson

Shelby Smithson

Multimedia Journalist

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Shelby is originally from the Bluegrass State. She grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she discovered her love of writing. Shelby graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelors degree in TV Production, minoring in Journalism.

While in school, Shelby worked as a reporter/co-host for Murray State's video magazine, Roundabout U. She also spent a summer as an intern at WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky.

Shelby was excited to accept the position of reporter/producer at KAIT. Shelby and her dog, Blue, are happy to call Region 8 their new home. If you have a story idea, email her at

Recent Articles by Shelby

USDA grant helps city provide a source of fresh produce for the community

  Army mom surprises her two daughters after more than a year away from home

K9 officer’s story sparks support from across the country

Pecan harvest was the worst he’s seen, local grower says

Airport authority offers chance to fly in fighter bomber