Cory Smith joined KSAT-12 News in November 2012.
Cory is the second video-journalist to join the KSAT News 12 staff, which means he's a jack-of-all-trades in the newsroom. He shoots, writes, and edits most of his stories.
He was born and raised in south Dallas and is excited to be a little bit closer to home.
"It's always been my goal to land back in the Lone Star State," he said. "Being in a great city like San Antonio is certainly a dream come true."
Cory graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation, he moved overseas for nearly a year before beginning his career at 6News in Lawrence, Kan., where he anchored the 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. He also hosted his own talk show and filled in as a sports anchor.
During his time in Lawrence, Cory covered a number of stories and found his niche in advocacy journalism. From school budget cuts to contentious City Hall decisions, he made it his responsibility to hold city and school district officials accountable.
Cory's most memorable story was an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Kansas governor a few days after he threatened to shut down several social services offices in Lawrence and around the state. A few weeks after the interview, the governor struck a deal with the city to keep the office open. His Social Services secretary said Cory's reporting helped both sides come to an agreement.
As a Dallas native and absolute sports nut, Cory's allegiance will always lie with the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers and Stars, and he looks forward to (peacefully) mixing it up with Spurs fans.
When he's not in the news bubble, Cory enjoys discovering new (and old) music and movies. He's also admits he's a fat kid at heart and is excited to discover all of the local eateries in the Alamo City.