Kendall Smith joined News On 6 in 2019 after previously working as a meteorologist at WCBI-TV in Columbus, MS. Originally from Kansas, she is currently an undergraduate distance learning student in Professional Meteorology with an emphasis in Broadcasting at Mississippi State University.
Kendall fell in love with weather at a young age when her extended family was hit by an EF-5 tornado in western Kansas. This experience reinforced her desire to learn more about atmospheric science. She started off at the University of Arkansas where she studied Broadcast Journalism. While in Arkansas, she interned with the weather and sports departments at KNWA & FOX 24 News. She then decided to pursue a degree in Broadcast Meteorology and transferred to Mississippi State University. Kendall enjoyed her time living in the Magnolia State and was able to help cover multiple severe weather events in Northeast Mississippi and Western Alabama. Those events helped to prepare her for the wild weather in Green Country. Kendall is also a member of the East Mississippi Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
In her free time, Kendall enjoys singing, dancing, working out and hanging out with family and friends. She also loves cheering for her Mississippi State, University of Arkansas and Kansas City sports teams. When Kendall is not in the studio, she loves getting to know the wonderful people of Oklahoma. Her belief is that meteorologists should build the trust of their viewers and stay connected with their community.
Catch Kendall live on weekend mornings giving you the latest weather updates to help you plan your day!