Jamie Smith

Reporter

Jamie Smith joined Action News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he reported seven years for CBS. He also enjoyed career stints in Erie, Pennsylvania, Eureka, California and New York. Jamie's love of journalism was born while growing up on Long Island. He credits his parents with teaching him how and why digging for answers is so important. 

"I've always tried to utilize those lessons," Jamie says, "to get answers for people in order to inform them and hopefully even enrich their lives."

Jamie is an alumnus of American University in Washington, DC where he studied broadcast journalism and political science. He considers himself, "honored contributing to a team of professionals so dedicated to providing viewers stories that matter to this magnificent region."

Due to his love of golf, the beach, sunshine and genial people, Jamie can't imagine a better place to live. He and his wife are both thrilled to call the First Coast home. 

Latest from Jamie Smith

Marissa Alexander pleads guilty to aggravated battery charges

The Jacksonville mother who fired a gun toward her husband is back in jail.  Marissa Alexander pleaded guilty Monday to three felony counts of assault.   Bruce Zimet, her attorney, said, "Ultimately, that was her choice.  Choose between 65 days in the county jail or 60 years mandatory minimum in ...

Mother worried about toll synthetic pot has taken on her son

Reaction continues to pour in about Monday's Action News investigation of synthetic pot for sale in Jacksonville. Jamie Smith exposed how this deadly drug is being sold out in the open; now we're hearing from a mother who is thankful for our story, saying she fears the drug is killing ...

Jacksonville City Hall

Bill would keep daycare away from predators

To keep kids safe from sexual predators, the city of Jacksonville is considering a new ordinance.  The city may soon prohibit day care centers from opening in any location within 2,500 feet of a registered sexual predator's address. There are currently 279 sexual predators registered in Duval County.  Latest News Headlines ...

Unlicensed teen charged in hit-and-run

A 14-year-old St. Augustine girl is being charged in a hit-and-run auto incident that injured another teen. William Deleon is now out of Flagler Hospital after sustaining serious leg injuries in the parking lot outside his St. Augustine home just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Nashaliz Deleon, the victim's sister, described ...

Action News Investigates: Synthetic pot sold openly in local store

An Action News Investigation uncovers synthetic pot, for sale in one local store. On the streets it’s known as K2 or spice,  a powerful combination of drugs that often contains substances banned in Florida.   Doctors call the drug a poison that can be difficult to diagnose. Action News Jamie ...

Father charged with murdering infant

Donald Crystalus, 35, is charged with killing his 4-month-old son after an incident in their Arlington home last month. It was in their house on Hartsfield Forest Circle where Crystalus told police his son slipped in the bathtub and hit his head. The baby passed away at Wolfson Children's Hospital ...

Veterans concerned about VA's doctor shortage

This Veterans Day, we are learning just how many people it will take to get service members the health care they deserve. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said his agency needs to hire 28,000 doctors and nurses. The federal government is admitting it doesn't have enough doctors to treat veterans, ...

Vet with service dog claims harassment at gas station

Retired Army Sgt. Christopher Borger is still fuming over what happened to him and his service dog on their way to march in Jacksonville's Veterans Day Parade when he stopped at a downtown 7-Eleven store.  "The owner comes out and says, 'Is that a seeing eye dog?' I said, "No, ...

St. Augustine considers marijuana regulations

St. Augustine is preparing to deal with legalized marijuana. City Attorney Isabelle Lopez told Action News she wants St. Augustine ready when a new law takes effect in January.  "Even though Amendment 2 didn't pass, we still wanted to address the zoning in light of the fact there's existing state law ...

BBB: Beware of the hotel 'pizza scam'

The Jacksonville Better Business Bureau said vacationers are becoming targets for thieves, running a so-called pizza delivery scam. It could happen at any hotel, to you when you're on the road or to people visiting here.  Action News watched Chicago tourists Tracy and Brian Olson looking at their map in ...

 
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