Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith anchors KDKA-TV News at Noon and KDKA-TV News at Four and Six.
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Joined KDKA: July 1, 1983
Hometown: Anderson, Indiana
Alma Mater: Marian University

Music: Not much I don’t like.
Movie: Too many to name.
TV Show: What else, KDKA-TV News
Book: Just like the movies.
Hobbies: Stocks, spreadsheets, golf and reading.
Sports Team: Fighting Irish
Sport/Exercise: Golf
Historical Figure: Lincoln and Churchill

Stacy Smith anchors KDKA-TV News at Noon and KDKA-TV News at Four and Six.

Stacy joined KDKA-TV in July 1983 as an anchor and reporter and co-anchored the 11pm news for 15 years. During his years at KDKA, Stacy has garnered several key awards including co-anchoring with Patrice the breaking news coverage of the Crash of Flight 427 which earned KDKA-TV a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. In 1991 Stacy anchored the first Pittsburgh newscast to win an Emmy.

Stacy also played a significant role in several Emmy Award-winning special reports including “After the Miracle” (a report on life after transplantation) and “Generation X” (a report on the 30 and under age group).

An Emmy award-winning program for Pittsburgh’s PBS station, WQED-TV, entitled “Maazel!” was also narrated by Stacy.

Stacy was awarded a Golden Quill in 2007 for an hour special on then Pittsburgh Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Wuerl. Stacy co-produced and anchored the special. He also was honored by the Associated Press and nominated for an emmy in 2006 for a half-hour special that he produced, wrote and anchored on the 50 year anniversary of the discovery of the polio vaccine here in Pittsburgh.

The AP and UPI have also honored Stacy for reports on Dr. Thomas Starzl and on Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, Stacy has anchored newscasts that have honored him with awards from both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI).

In 1993, Stacy was the recipient of the Vector’s Man of the Year in Communications Award. In 2006 was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award by the Pittsburgh Radio and Television Club.

Political conventions in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000 were also covered in depth by Stacy. Stacy’s reporting for KDKA has meant traveling not only across the country but also to Israel and to Rome and Vatican City.

Prior to joining KDKA-TV, Stacy anchored the evening newscasts at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, for six years. Before that, he worked at WHAS-AM/FM/TV in Louisville and WIFE-AM in Indianapolis. Stacy began his broadcast career at WLBC-AM/FM in Muncie, Indiana, in December of 1971.

Community activities for Stacy include having served on the Board of Directors of Harmarville Rehabilitations Center, Three Rivers Council for Independent Living, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Family House of Pittsburgh. In 2007, Stacy was given the title of Chairman Emmeritus for Family House. He also has been involved with the Shriners and was named an Honorary Ambassador for the Syria Mosque.

Stacy is also a founding member and chairs The Pittsburgh Creche Endowment Committee.

Stacy is a graduate of Marian College in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Sharon, reside in a suburb of Pittsburgh. They have two children.

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Motorcyclists More Prone To Fatal Crashes

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