Smith graduated from New York University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in media, culture, and communication. She went on to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, graduating in 2012 with a Master's degree in journalism. 
She has extensive experience with ten plus years in print, broadcast, multimedia and digital journalism, as well as with local, national and international reporting. She has worked on stories for several media organizations throughout her career, including CNN, CNNMoney, 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, NY1 News and the Columbia Journalism Review. 
Smith joined ABC News in March 2015. She creates original videos and content across all media platforms. Smith also covers a wide range of topics, from feature stories to breaking news, and specializes in culture, lifestyle, health and wellness reporting.