Stacy Smith retires after 38 years at the CBS station in Pittsburgh and 50 years broadcasting at KDKA.
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to KDKA every day,” said Smith. “I was honored to share the stories, from tragedies to triumphs to everyday events that affect our entire lives.”
“Stacy is really a professional. He worked tirelessly to get the day’s news to our Pittsburgh ward. His career is marked by great achievements, compassion and friendship, ”said vp and General Manager Chris Cotugno. “His commitment to his employees and the community has never been more evident than during this pandemic. Stacy never stopped even though he was out of the building. He was an early adapter to Zoom as he focused on covering the business news of the day – he never had an excuse not to do something, he just did it – real professionalism. I will miss our conversations about ratings, the stock market and of course golf. Good luck to you and your family in the next chapter – we will miss you all. “
The broadcaster says Smith is “instrumental in developing, implementing and executing his election reporting plan and footprint for 2020”.
Prior to joining KDKA in 1983, Smith anchored the evening news broadcasts on WDAF in Kansas City, Missouri for six years. He has also worked at WHAS AM / FM / TV in Louisville and WIFE-AM (now WIBC) in Indianapolis.
He began his broadcast career in December 1971 with WLBC-AM / FM in Muncie, Indiana.