Rex Smith - News

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Current Location  -  WANE, Ft. Wayne Indiana


Represented by  -  John Butte

Career Summary

Rex Smith is making a return landing in Ft. Wayne Indiana as a news reporter and backup news anchor at WANE. He previously was an award-winning sports anchor and reporter at WOWT, Omaha Nebraska. It is a return to Ft. Wayne as Rex also worked at ABC 21 WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne as a reporter, anchor and producer.

Rex has covered everything from city council meetings to Allen County breaking its homicide record, and to the 2016 presidential election where he reported live from Indianapolis on election night.

His favorite story is called ‘The Longest Yard’ and it earned first place for the best sports report or program at the 2017 Associated Press Indiana Broadcasters Association Awards. Rex was also part of a group that took third place at the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists “Best in Indiana” Awards for breaking news reporting.

Rex graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in Sport Administration.


Five Years


Bachelors Degree; Broadcast Journalism; Minor, Sport Administration; Kent State University, Kent Ohio

"Good anchors learn to wear their words on their faces"