Rachel Smith

Evening Producer

POSTED: 4:16 PM Jul 23 2014   UPDATED: 12:22 PM Feb 26 2015

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Rachel Smith has served as evening producer at KTXS News since January 2015. She joined the staff as an associate producer in July 2014.

She produces the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She was 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

Christian Service Center serves lunch to Abilene firefighters

A local charity is thanking those who helped them in their time of need.

The Christian Service Center held a luncheon Tuesday for the firefighters who responded to a fire at their Abilene location back on April 2.

Ex-Abilene restaurant worker indicted for stealing credit card info

An Abilene man was indicted for allegedly stealing credit and debit card information from customers at restaurants where he was formerly employed.

Key City Rhythm and Blues Festival takes stage in Abilene

For the second year, the Key City Rhythm and Blues Festival is bringing soulful music to Abilene.

Former Taylor County sheriff who integrated department passes away

A man who made a lasting impact by integrating the Taylor County Sheriff's  Office has passed away.

New mural celebrates Haskell's farming roots

Haskell is giving one of its downtown buildings a facelift, and it's going back to the community's roots.

Skull found in S.C. identified as missing Abilene Cooper grad

A skull found last year behind a South Carolina elementary school has been identified as that of an Abilene Cooper High School graduate.

McMurry students compete in "Shark Tank" simulation

McMurry University students presented their medical innovations as they competed for funding. 

Students in the Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Science participated in a Shark Tank simulation at Wednesday afternoon.

Abilene Mayor's Race scheduled for Saturday

Hundreds of people are expected to lace up their sneakers this weekend for the annual Mayor’s 5K Saturday morning.

Nearly $25 million spent on 2 'safety rest areas' near Ranger Hill

The Texas Department of Transportation recently opened two safety rest areas on I-20 near Ranger Hill.

Anson water services up and running again

Residents in Anson are happy to have water once again, after nearly a full 24 hours without the service.

Revolution Strings holds fundraising concert

The Revolution Strings will be performing in a fundraising concert to raise money for their new album.

Chipotle to open restaurant in Abilene

Burrito aficionados will be pleased to learn that a Chipotle Mexican Grill will be opening a restaurant in Abilene in the near future.





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