Fast forward several years, and I was a student at University of Michigan, enamored with the broadcasting world. I got my foot in the door as an intern at legendary rock station WRIF in Detroit, and landed my first on-air position at another rock station in Kalamazoo. That was followed by radio shows in San Antonio and Dallas, TX, where I eventually transitioned into traffic reporting. I covered transportation for Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, KLIF-FM, and WFAA, before taking a full time job as traffic anchor for KIRO 7 in Seattle, WA. As part of the Emmy award winning morning show, I reported on everything from the Skagit River Bridge collapse, to the saga of Bertha, the tunnel boring machine, and everything in between.
When I'm not watching the roads, I love spending time with my husband. We met in Seattle and were just married in June 2016. I played basketball and softball all through school, and he's a collegiate football player so we're definitely into sports. I also love to travel, read, run, and catch a live concert if my bedtime allows it these days.
Alexis reports for ABC7 Morning News. Catch her weekdays from 4:30 - 7 a.m.
The kids who come to Dreamcatcher Youth Center haven't had easy lives.
ABC7's morning traffic reporter Alexis Smith got some insight into why certain drivers have an advantage on their morning traffic.
The commute across the Bay Bridge is one of the worst commutes in the nation. ABC7 morning traffic reporter Alexis Smith and Sky7 conducted a Bay Bridge time challenge during one morning commute.
A big-rig overturned on Southbound Highway 101 near the Interstate 880 off-ramp and caused some traffic delays for commuters.
There are big changes coming to traffic on the Bay Bridge this weekend.