Shannon Smith, WBIR Channel 10

Shannon Smith

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Shannon:

'We're running on Monday!' | Kodak cross country coach running in 2021 Boston Marathon

Julie Fox-Williams qualified to run the Boston Marathon in 2019. She's waited through the pandemic to finally compete in one of running's most prestigious events. → Read More

Innov865 Week showcases entrepreneurs, promotes new Knoxville businesses

Innov865 Week features a pitch competition, educational opportunities, social events and more. → Read More

Blount County Elementary School student models in New York Fashion Week

Piper Sharp, 9, hit the catwalk to model in New York Fashion Week this past September. Her advice to aspiring models? Just give it a try! → Read More

2021 Latino Awards || Meet Latino Leader Award nominee Luis Mata

As the founder of Students for Migrant Justice at the University of Tennessee, Luis Mata worked to make sure student immigrants felt connected and hears on campus. → Read More

2021 Latino Awards | Meet Latino Leader Award nominee Yolanda Rodriguez

Yolanda Rodriguez is a clinical psychologist. She works with Latino patients who often don't have easy access to mental health care. → Read More

Run, Ritta, run! Elementary students prepare for race weekend ahead of Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

It's a marathon not a sprint, right? That's what dozens of elementary school runners are learning as they train for a one mile race to kick off marathon weekend. → Read More

Two Knoxville boys competing in USA Mullet Championship

The top kids with the most likes on Facebook will move on to the final round. → Read More

Knoxville Cycleboats now pedaling down the Tennessee River

A cycleboat is a new way to see Knoxville while getting your heart rate up, with a drink in your hand. It's a floating pedal tavern filled with fun. → Read More

Knox County Schools Welcome Center helps non-English speaking families get involved in student life

Students in Knox County Schools speak more than 119 languages, with over 5,500 students speaking Spanish or Mayan dialects. → Read More

LMU law student drafts papers for her own adoption

When LMU law student Geran Minor discovered she and her brother were never legally adopted by their step dad, she drafted the adoption papers herself. → Read More

Up, up and away | Knoxville teen competing in trampoline world championships

This ain't your backyard trampoline jumping. Competitive trampoline gymnastics takes that pastime to a whole new level, and Cammie Cooper is at the top. → Read More

Jazz concerts return to Market Square for September concert series

Dinner, drinks and all that jazz. That's what you can expect every Tuesday night in Market Square with the city's jazz concert series. → Read More

'It takes a village' | PJ Parkinson's raising money to help those living with the disease

Nearly 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson's disease, and about 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year, according to the Parkinson's Foundation. → Read More

White trash pandas? Rare albino raccoons visit West Knoxville backyard

Missy McBee has about a dozen raccoons visit her back porch every night, and two of those raccoons are completely white. → Read More

Knoxville cat café helps more than 230 cats find fur-ever homes in first year

If you wanna feel fine, visit the felines at Scruffy's Cat Café, and maybe take one home with you. → Read More

West High School grad to perform at halftime show of Tennessee Titans' game

Jackson Kilburn's Nashville-based band Juke of June won the Tennessee Titans' first ever battle of the bands, landing them a spot in an NFL game halftime show. → Read More

Cheers! Celebrate Knoxville Craft Beer week at local breweries across East Tennessee

Whether you're sweet or sour, hoppy or basic, one of the dozens of local breweries and taprooms can find something for you during Craft Beer Week. → Read More

'You're not alone on this journey' | UT grad creates teddy bears that match kids' chronic illnesses

Kids living with chronic illnesses often feel alone, unsure how to explain their condition to other kids. One UT grad hopes a special teddy bear can help. → Read More

Hometown Spotlight: Maryville, Tennessee

The city was established on July 11, 1795, and named in honor of Mary Grainger Blount, the wife of Governor William Blount. → Read More

Allergen-free bakery expands to three Knoxville locations, now serving food menu

Free Reign Bakery started in Sarah Blackburn's home kitchen in 2018. Now she has three locations and almost 100 recipes that people with food allergies can enjoy. → Read More