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

  JPD seeing an increase in minority applications, first time in years

  Local food truck business installing security cameras following theft

  New program within JPD focuses on helping victims of violent crimes

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

Greene Co. holds meeting to educate on property taxes