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Molly Smith joined the News Channel 3 team in the spring of 2014 after moving from Burlington, VT, where she was a morning news anchor at WCAX-TV.

Molly graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Her favorite assignments are those where she gets to meet people and learn about their daily struggles. Molly is slightly social media obsessed so you’ll want to catch her on Facebook and Twitter!

When Molly is not behind at work she loves to ride her bike, try out new restaurants, try to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle and when she can find snow… She likes to snowboard.

Recent Articles
  • Elderly man caught stealing tires in Hickory Hill

    The Firestone store in Hickory Hill experienced a case of one man's trash is another man's treasure.

  • Frayser setting up “success zones” to keep kids safe and in school

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Frayser community leaders say violence has reached epidemic proportions in their neighborhoods, and they say it’s time to clean up their streets and make a better life for children in the area. They’ve started drawing success zones in the area by drawing a line around the schools where community members will focus in the coming weeks and months making it cleaner and safer for kids to grow up. Deandre Brown leads the group Lifeline to Success. He […]

  • New treatment options in Memphis for expectant mothers addicted to drugs

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new law in Tennessee has mothers facing jail time or rehab if they give birth to a baby who tests positive for drugs. Now pregnant women addicted to drugs can go to a new treatment center in Memphis. The folks with the Salvation Army say they’re not making a judgement against this new Tennessee state law, but they are taking action. They want to keep expectant mothers out of the court system and in treatment. Stacie […]

  • Are new laws needed for rape kit testing in Tennessee?

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rape victims and their lawyer are refusing to let the law let them down again. This week, they filed a new lawsuit in state court demanding money from Memphis because the police department failed to test more than 10,000 rape kits over three decades. Wednesday, State Senator Mark Norris told WREG what he wants to see done in Nashville to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Daniel Lofton is representing a group of victims who want answers. […]

  • Rape victims file new lawsuit against city, county for untested rape kits

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There’s a new twist in the legal battle between rape victims and the City of Memphis. Lawyers representing the class action suit dismissed their federal lawsuit and filed a civil lawsuit against the city, police department, Shelby County, and the district attorney. Lawyers say this is a difficult case. Legal experts tell WREG the lawyers are going at this case the best way they can, but Tennessee law may be stacked against them. It’s a case that […]

  • Circus comes to town promoting a message of community and safety

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The circus is in town, and this year the group is entertaining crowds while encouraging people to take back their streets. Tuesday, kids from local schools and their families paraded down their streets. Organizers say their message is to not give up on your hometown. Community leaders in Hickory Hill will tell you their streets have earned a bad reputation in the last few years for crime, but they hope bringing community back into focus will help […]

  • Scam alert: Family shocked to find their home listed for rent on Craigslist

    HERNANDO, Miss. — An online scam surprised a Hernando family when they realized their house was listed on Craigslist for rent, but they weren’t the ones who listed it. They didn’t find out until someone called looking for information. Several families made their way to the house on Edwards Place over the weekend, looking for a possible place to rent. The owners are worried people could be getting scammed out of a lot of money. Marty Pickard told WREG, “She […]

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    Group says teens need later school start times

    More than 40 percent of the nation's public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.

  • Another political cover-up in Southaven?

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Southaven’s director of parks and recreation was first found guilty of groping a woman last year, but the city didn’t decide to fire him until Thursday night. Now Southaven residents want to know why the mayor is staying so quiet about it. David Stewart is frustrated with Mayor Darren Musselwhite. “It’s the good old boy system. It’s been here forever, and in my opinion it still goes on,” he said. The now-mayor ran on a campaign of […]

  • Memphis NAACP disappointed by leadership in Ferguson

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Thursday, the NAACP kicked off its Moral Week of Action in Memphis. The police shooting in Ferguson is taking center stage, along with other issues like education, labor and workforce fairness. Pastor Keith Norman, president of the Memphis NAACP chapter, said they’re not organizing marches for Ferguson yet because they don’t want to see a copycat movement of what’s happening up there come to the streets of Memphis. But he says they are on the case and […]

  • TVA to replace coal plant with natural gas plant

    The EPA is pushing to eliminate coal plants in the United States

  • MPD director prioritizing ATF information since takeover

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG first told you how the Memphis Police Department has not been giving the ATF all of the information about seized guns over the past decade. That has changed more recently under Police Director Toney Armstrong. The numbers are up, and are much more consistent. MPD says the technology between the two departments was the problem. They’ve gone from submitting 100 serial numbers a year to 2,000. Memphis police take 4,000 guns off the streets every year, […]


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