Danielle M. Smith is an award winning veteran audio journalist with Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. As an audio journalist, Danielle produces national news and sports broadcasts on a daily basis. She also conducts interviews with national news-makers and edits the audio from the interviews for newscasts. In addition to that, Danielle writes, produces and voices stories for newscasts that air hourly Monday through Friday.
She has been recognized for her stellar reporting work. Danielle was honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier as one of the 50 Women of Excellence for 2016. In 2013, Danielle received the Community Spirit Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from North Side Institutional Church. In 2012, Smith teamed with other members of the AURN newsroom to win a Robert L. Vann Award for excellence from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (PBMF).
While Danielle diligently works behind the scenes at Sheridan Broadcasting Networks, she also shines as a part-time on-air talent at WGBN-AM 1150/1360 (Gospel Excellence) where she hosts a weekly show (“Hot or Not”) spotlighting local and national up and coming Gospel/Christian artists. Danielle is also a contributing writer for The Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine.
Danielle is active in the community. She’s a member of PBMF, and participated in their Frank Bolden Urban Journalism workshop as a high school student. The mission of the workshop is to instruct young people about the business of journalism. She’s also the secretary for the Church of God in Christ Haiti Support Group, which provides financial, educational guidance and evangelism to Haitians.
She’s also on the Multicultural Task-force for the Pittsburgh chapter of CORE; the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. She helped organize events such as the Gospel Idol that educates and promotes organ and tissue donation in the multicultural community.
Danielle earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Broadcasting from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).