Romney Smith

Romney Smith

Anchor/Digital Anchor/Investigative Reporter

Romney Smith is an Anchor/Investigative Reporter for WTOC. You can catch her weekdays at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Romney is an award-winning journalist who joined WTOC in October 2017, and she is excited to be back in her home state!

Prior to joining WTOC, Romney was a morning Anchor/Reporter for ActionNewsJax, the CBS/FOX duopoly in Jacksonville, Florida. She played an important role reporting and anchoring several big stories including the Jordan Davis/Michael Dunn loud music gas station shooting trial, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, Congresswoman Corrine Brown's federal fraud trial and more. Romney was also widely known for her weekly Restaurant Report highlighting health code violations.

Romney is a four-time Emmy-nominated journalist, Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award recipient and part of the news team that won the 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence. In 2016 she was voted “Best Local Anchor” from Folio Magazine in Northeast Florida.

Romney began her journalism career at WFXL FOX 31 News in Albany, Georgia. She served in multiple roles including a multimedia journalist, weekend anchor and main anchor/executive producer. In 2012 Romney was honored to be included in The Albany Herald’s “Top 40 under 40." While in Albany, Romney won a 2014 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 Southwest Georgians.

Romney fell in love with news growing up in the Atlanta area. She graduated from the University of Richmond and moved to Baltimore where she 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 Investigative Reporters and Editors, 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.

Recent Articles by Romney

  Former gubernatorial candidate testifies before congressional committee

  City of Savannah slow to transition to green cars

  Changes underway at Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield following ‘housing crisis’ for military members

  D-Day Veterans look back on the war

  EXCLUSIVE: Survey results show major problems with housing on military bases, including Fort Stewart

  Chatham County DFACS to grow Child Protective Services by 50%

  Drug used to reverse overdoses on the rise locally

  Chatham County ranks high with opioid overdose ER visits

  Chatham County Police debut new LED light system

  WTOC Investigates: Pre-St. Patrick’s fire inspections

  So you want to run for mayor of Savannah?

  GBI needs more money to fight sex crimes with minors

  The growing sex trafficking problem in Georgia

  Sex crimes with minors increasing in GA

  Guyton couple voluntarily donates their kidneys

  Why Super Bowl tickets are so hard to get

  SC pre-filed bill would give teachers $10K raise

Helpful tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the holidays

  WTOC investigates deadly Hinesville bus crash 1 year later

  Tropical Storm Michael causes flooding in multiple states

  Savannah Tech creates truck driving range on Liberty Co. campus

  A year ago, Hurricane Irma was beating down on Florida

  SCCPSS Board discussing social media policy

  SCCPSS considering partnership with CAT

  Tybee residents, planning commission unsure of new casino boat company

  Parent says Bryan Co. School System failed to communicate after teacher restrained autistic child

DA Meg Heap comments on Ricky Boyd grand jury decision

Details on Megan Markle's royal wedding dress

WTOC Investigates: Do tickets from Savannah's red light cameras have to be paid?

Savannah, Lowcountry highlighted in national African-American history museum