TV Host

Connie Smith grew up in Burlington where she attended Nelson High School.  She is best known for being an on-airpersonality at CHCH News where she worked for thirty-two years from 1976 to 2008. A graduate of Mohawk College, Smith started out at CKOC Radio in Hamilton and then she worked as a good-news reporter for CFRB, Toronto. In 1976, Smith moved to CHCH where she became the first female weather presenter followed by being the first female anchor for weekday news. Throughout the years, Smith has received many awards for her work in the community and for different news pieces including a documentary on Elizabeth’s Hope. She received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002, and was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2011. Smith is a keynote speaker and part-time instructor at Mohawk College where she works with broadcasting students. She launched her own communications business in 2009.