Rachel Smith

Associate Producer

POSTED: 4:16 PM Jul 23 2014   UPDATED: 4:14 PM Sep 10 2014

Rachel Smith has been an associate producer at KTXS since July 2014.

She assists the producers with the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts and is excited to be launching her career in Abilene.

Rachel was born in Texas, but grew up most of her life in Colorado. She returned to Texas in 2010 to attend Abilene Christian University. In May she graduated with a B.A. in English with a focus in Digital Media.

While she was in school at ACU, Rachel produced and edited the Ken Collums show, the JMC Network Newscast, and other projects for the ACU Journalism department.

Since starting work at KTXS, she has enjoyed gaining new knowledge everyday from those on the news team.

In her free time Rachel enjoys shooting and editing short films, doing yoga, reading, and watching documentaries. She is very excited about her work at KTXS and the possibilities the future holds.

Rachel's Most Recent Stories

Starbucks comes to north Abilene

If you’re a coffee lover, you’re in luck. A fully licensed Starbucks is opening on the north side of Abilene.

Annual dove hunt raises money for children's hospital

On Friday and Saturday, local dove hunters had the chance to do what they love and raise money to help sick children.

Johnny Ray Martinez

Abilene man found guilty of child pornography production

A 25-year-old Abilene man was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. District Judge to 15 years in federal prison on a child pornography production offense.

Abilene man recalls broadcasting tragic events live on 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001 Grant Rampy was about as close as you could get to the center of chaos in the world.

1 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision on Elmdale Road

One person has died and another two have been injured in an accident where the on-ramp of I-20 and Elmdale Road meet.

Funeral for brothers killed in plane crash held in Abilene

The funeral for the two brothers who both died in the plane crash just outside of Abilene on Sunday was held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene.

S. 1st hotel fire causes in $5,000 in damage, discarded cigarette blamed

Guests were evacuated Wednesday due to a fire at America's Best Value Inn on South 1st Street.

Local H-E-B presents $7,500 check to Food Bank of West Central Texas

On Tuesday morning a check in the amount of $7,500 was presented to the Food Bank of Central West Texas at the H-E-B on Barrow Street in Abilene. The donation was a result of the Help End Hunger campaign that ran across Texas from May 7, to June 25.

Roby's water declared safe to drink

The water in Roby was declared safe to drink without boiling it on Wednesday afternoon.

United Way Abilene

United Way hosts Day of Caring, local universities show support

United Way of Abilene, along with other Abilene charities, hosted a Day of Caring and Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday.

Dr. Kent Brantly's nephew, ACU student, gives talk on Ebola media blitz

On Tuesday, an Abilene Christian University lecture hall was packed with students – not to hear a professor but a fellow student speak about his uncle, Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola.

Local business donates more than $13,000 in school supplies

A local business donated more than $13,000 for school supplies that went to the students at Taylor Elementary School.





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