Nickelle Smith


Nickelle joined the WKRN News 2 team in August 2019 as a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter.

She previously spent three years as a News Reporter/Anchor at WSPA (CBS) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During her time covering stories in the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina, Nickelle reported on the arrest of a serial killer, wildfires that scorched thousands of acres, tornadoes that ravaged communities, and violent crime that devastated families. 

Nickelle’s compassion for people earned numerous exclusive stories. Working as a nightside reporter has provided Nickelle with extensive breaking news experience.

Nickelle’s career in TV news began in Augusta, Georgia, where she was a Weekend News Anchor/Reporter for WAGT (NBC) and a reporter for WJBF (ABC). Nickelle covered a wide variety of stories in the Augusta-Aiken, South Carolina, area, including the case of a missing priest from Jacksonville, Florida, found murdered in Burke County.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Nickelle moved with her family to Florida at 10 years old. Nickelle graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast news and a minor in business administration. 

While in college, Nickelle reported for GTN News (NBC/CBS) as an intern, and she spent a summer in New York City interning for CBS News.

She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Nickelle hopes her work can have a positive impact on the communities she serves and is excited about making Middle Tennessee her home!

When she’s not on the job, Nickelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending events like festivals, and being involved in the community.

Feel free to email her story ideas (or just to say hello) at

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