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A Familiar Face in Birmingham, Anchor Brooke Smith Joins WIAT

Anchor Brooke Smith is back on Birmingham TV.  After leaving NBC-affiliate WVTM last spring to become a full-time mom, Smith has decided to return to the anchor desk, joining CBS-affiliate WIAT.

“I have a passion for local television news and I’m extremely excited about joining CBS 42,” said Smith. “I took a break from television when I had my daughter, but the more I watched CBS 42, the more I realized I wanted to be a part of such a strong team.”

Smith, who got her start in TV as a contestant on “The Bachelor,” joins WIAT as a co-anchor for the station’s weekday morning newscast “Wake Up Alabama.”  While with WVTM, she co-hosted the lifestyle show “Daytime Alabama.”

“As we were searching for the perfect morning show anchor, Brooke’s name was immediately placed at the top of the list,” said Bill Ballard, WIAT’s president and general manager. “Her personality, warmth and charm are some of her strongest qualities and those are the traits she brings with her to local television. We are very lucky to have her join our team.”

Here’s a video uploaded to YouTube in which Smith tours a local thrift store on “Daytime Alabama”:

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