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Harry Smith (American journalist)

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Years active
Since 1973

Two sons

Central College

Notable credit(s)
See prose

Andrea Joyce (m. 1986)

August 21, 1951 (age 65) (
Lansing, Illinois, United States

Journalist, news anchor

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program

News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing

TV shows
The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Will, Biography

Maggie Rodriguez, Andrea Joyce, Dave Price, Brian Williams, Erica Hill


Harry Smith (born August 21, 1951) is an American television journalist, working for NBC News. He hosted the CBS News morning programs, The Early Show and its predecessor, CBS This Morning, for seventeen years. In July 2011, Smith left CBS News to become a correspondent for NBC News and the now cancelled newsmagazine Rock Center with Brian Williams. He currently serves as a contributing correspondent for NBC News and CNBC. Additionally, he has served as an anchor for MSNBC, conducting daytime live coverage of breaking news and events since first appearing in November 2015).


Early life and education

He was born in Lansing, Illinois.

Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and theater from Central College, located in Pella, Iowa.


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Smith began his broadcasting career at Denver, Colorado, radio stations KHOW and KIMN and Cincinnati, Ohio, radio station WLW (1973–81). From 1981 to 1982, he worked for Denver's public television station, KRMA-TV. From 1982 to 1985, he served as a reporter and anchor for KMGH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver. In 1986, Smith joined CBS News as a reporter and was named a correspondent in 1987.

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For thirteen years, Smith was a contributor to The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 48 Hours, and CBS News documentaries. The majority of his time at CBS was spent anchoring the CBS morning show. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a co-anchor CBS This Morning. After leaving the show, Smith was featured on the CBS Evening news in a weekly report called "Travels with Harry," which looked at unique people and places around the country. Starting in 1999, he hosted the A&E Network television series Biography and The History Channel's Modern Marvels.

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In 2002, Smith returned to the CBS morning show, renamed The Early Show. He hosted the program for eight years before CBS announced that Smith and co-anchors Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price would leave the show at the end of 2010. Smith had spent a total of seventeen years on a CBS morning show. Upon leaving the program, Smith became a Senior Correspondent for CBS News and substitute anchor for the CBS Evening News, Face the Nation, and CBS News Sunday Morning. In addition to his television assignments, Smith delivered a daily Harry Smith Reporting editorial for the CBS Radio Network.

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On July 8, 2011, CBS News informed its employees that Smith would depart the network after twenty-five years. NBC News subsequently announced that Smith would join that network and contribute to the prime-time newsmagazine program Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Since the canceling of Rock Center with Brian Williams, Smith has continued to report regularly on various NBC News platforms and substitute anchor on NBC Nightly News. He contributes a weekly story on Sunday mornings on the weekend edition of NBC's Today in a segment called "Sunday's with Harry".

In the fall of 2015, Smith began regularly filling in as co-host on the weekend edition of NBC's Today alongside his former colleague from The Early Show, Erica Hill. Smith is part of a rotating group of co-hosts that have been filling the co-anchor chair since it was vacated by Lester Holt when he was named anchor of NBC Nightly News.

Personal life

Smith lives in New York City with his wife, sportscaster Andrea Joyce, and their two sons.

He is a cyclist and regularly commutes on a folding bike to the NBC studios in New York City and he also rides a "racing" road bicycle.


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