Smith will be the weekday anchor at WAXN, an independent station. She is currently the weekend anchor at sister station WSOC, the ABC-affiliate.
“Tenikka is an outstanding reporter and anchor,” WSOC news director Julie Szulczewski said in a statement. “She will be an asset to our morning team and will continue to provide WSOC and WAXN with strong enterprise reporting.”
Smith joined WSOC-WAXN in 2009 as a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, she was a reporter at WPTY-WLMT in Memphis.