Azenith Smith

Azenith Smith


I feel incredibly blessed to be able to report in the Bay Area, specifically from the South Bay where I’m from. I grew up watching the 10 p.m. news on KTVU and to be a part of the team is a dream come true.

Raised in Milpitas, I went to elementary school at Holy Spirit School in Fremont and then Notre Dame High School in downtown San Jose (I mention my schools because I’m so grateful for my teachers and the education I received!). I earned a Journalism degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

My career started at The Filipino Channel reporting for “Balitang America” in Redwood City. I then worked at KCBY in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon, KION/KCBA in Monterey/Salinas and KVVU in Las Vegas before joining KTVU in April of 2014.

My career achievements include an Emmy nomination while working in Las Vegas for teacher background checks. Also in Vegas, I reported for Fox News with Shepard Smith after a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip upset with a club’s cover charge.

I also helped my station KION receive a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the Giants fan Bryan Stow attack. In 2019, I received a John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association for a story on a pending teacher’s strike in San Jose.

However, my greatest achievement is becoming a mom to a now toddler.

Thank you for watching KTVU Fox 2. It’s an honor to report the news to a community I care deeply about, my hometown! Feel free to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The latest from Azenith Smith


Another French bulldog stolen, this time in San Jose

The recent theft of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs has put a spotlight on the dangers of owning the popular breed. This week, a San Jose family had their Frenchie stolen right from their front yard.


San Jose residents have mixed reaction to police sideshow enforcement

Sideshow enforcement in San Jose over the weekend netted four arrests, a handful of cars impounded and dozens of spectators cited. At least three sideshows occurred throughout the city Saturday night. On Monday, police responded to criticism from residents that they aren’t doing enough.


New COVID relief fund for East San Jose businesses

A new COVID relief fund targeted for small businesses in East San Jose is now taking applications. The eastside is considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Santa Clara County.