Romney Smith is a morning anchor and reporter at Action News Jax.
You can catch her weekdays on Action News Jax This Morning.
Romney joined Action News Jax in December 2013 as a weekend anchor/reporter and ten months later she was promoted to morning anchor. Romney is widely known for her weekly restaurant reports, which inform viewers on restaurants with serious health code violations and emergency shut downs. She also earned a Florida Associated Press Award in 2014 for Best Weather Reporting after extensive flooding in the San Marco area. Romney was part of large team coverage on a big local trial involving Michael Dunn. Dunn killed teenager Jordan Davis at a Southside Gate gas station after a confrontation over loud music.
Prior to joining Action News Jax, Romney served in multiple roles at WFXL FOX 31 News in Albany, Georgia, including multimedia journalist, weekend anchor, and main anchor/executive producer. While there, she won a Georgia Associated Press award for Best Locally Produced Program Non-News/Sports for producing and anchoring the 30 minute special 'Pursuing Good Health' explaining the Affordable Health Care Law to South Georgians.
Romney fell in love with news growing up in the Atlanta area watching our sister station WSB-TV. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Romney had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Her passion for news reignited and Romney left big pharma to attend graduate school. She earned a Master's degree from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, switched careers and hasn't looked back since!
Romney is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Romney likes to say that her life is a series of news deadlines, workouts, traveling and playing with her Yorkshire Terrier named Linney.
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