Phyllis Smith

6 P.M. & 11 P.M. Newscast Anchor & Producer

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6:00 P.M. & 11:00 P.M. on Weeknights

phyllis.smith@wtap.com

Phyllis Smith joined WTAP in July 2015, and is currently the Anchor and Producer of WTAP News at 6 and WTAP News at 11.

Phyllis Smith joined WTAP in July 2015.

Phyllis has enjoyed reading and sharing stories with others since she was young.

In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in English. As a member of West Virginia Wesleyan’s Honors Program, she studied abroad in both Florence and London.

While at Wesleyan, she worked at WDTV in Clarksburg and continued there until 2015 as a multimedia journalist/digital reporter.

In her downtime, she likes to make her friends and family laugh. She’s got a knack for impersonations!

Born and raised in Parkersburg, Phyllis is delighted to return home.


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Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools were closed before Willa made landfall early Tuesday evening.

263 San Francisco Bay Area priests alleged to be predators

Some were moved to parishes "with direct access to children" even as they were known to be abusers, alleges a lawyer who has sued all California dioceses.

Vintage plane with German WWII markings crashes on LA-area freeway

The plane burst into flames after crashing on the 101 freeway in Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County. There were no injuries.

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Over the weekend, the health department found "hand washing deficiencies" and "infection control issues" at the facility.

Rome escalator accident reportedly injures 20, mostly Russian soccer fans

"From what witnesses have said, it seems that some fans were jumping and dancing on the stairs," said Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi.