Sandra Kaye Smith aka Sandra Smith is an American journalist who rose to fame after joining the Fox Network in October 2007. She is known for political news viewers with her presenting skills in Fox News’ rated show America’s Newsroom. The 38 years’ Sandra Smith previously co-hosted daytime news show Outnumbered alongside Harris Faulkner and Meghan McCain. She left the show in 2018 to join America’s Newsroom. A college athlete turned journalist after graduating from Louisiana State University.
Sandra Smith was born Sandra Kaye Smith on 22nd September 1980, in Wheaton, Illinois, a western part of Chicago. Her mother is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma and her father is from Chicago. Her father was a floor trader at Chicago’s Mercantile exchange. She is of American nationality and belongs to White-American ethnicity.
As per her education, she attended the Wheaton Warrenville South High School and graduated from there in 1998.
Smith is the last child of 6 children of her parents as she has four older sisters and one brother. She is also close to her family. She spends her leisure time with her family members.
Sandra Smith is married to her long-term boyfriend-turned-husband, John Connelly. The couple got married on May 1, 2010, in Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.
The duo had a long affair since their first meeting. Actually, they are high school sweethearts. They dated for a few years before getting engaged on 28th December 2009 and after the six months, they walk down the aisle on 2nd May 2010.
Smith and Connelly also share two kids together. They gave birth to their first daughter; Cora Celle Connelly in 2013. Their second son was born in 2015.
Her husband, John Connelly is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a painter and is considered one of the popular painters in the Chicago area.
There were huge rumors of Sandra Smith and John Connelly getting a divorce in the year 2016. However, the rumored turned out to be fake as the couple is still in a healthy relationship. They have been happily married since then.
As of 2019, Sandra Smith’s net worth is $2 million. She earns a hefty amount of salary at Fox News. She earns $200K per annum. She is one of the talented and experienced journalists in Fox News and on the basis of that we can assume that she also receives a good amount of bonus and allowances from her work.
As we have already stated above, Sandra Smith was an athlete during her school and college days. While she was at Wheaton Warrenville South High School, she actively participated in sports and became the cross-country captain during her senior year.
Smith earned three letters in cross country and two letters in track at her high school. She was also an Illinois High School Associate state qualifier and received All-DuPage Valley conference honors. Later on, she joined the Illinois State University in Bloomington for a time before transferring to Louisiana State University.
While she was at LSU, she played division 1 college sports at the NCCA national championship. She also competed at the LSU Alumni Gold Track & Field Invitational, she became the second all-time fastest in the school’s history. She graduated from LSU with a degree in business management and a minor in speech.
At the age of 21, she started working as a research associate at Aegis Capital Group. Later, she worked at the Hermitage Capital Management as s trader analyst. She prepared commission reports, conducted portfolio analysis and executed US equities there.
After working as a business analyst for a few years, she landed her reporting job at Bloomberg TV. She started covering news of Us equities and derivative market. In 2007, Smith joined the Fox Business Channel as a reporter. At Fox, she quickly gained fame and became a popular reporter on the network.
In October 2009, she started appearing on a regular basis on Don Imus’ Show and Imus in the morning. She also made a guest appearance in numerous programs of Fox Network’s shows. She hosted Outnumbered alongside Harris Faulkner and Meghan McCain from 2014–2018.
Sandra Smith merely uses Instagram but she actively uses Twitter. Her twitter is filled with her personal and professional information. She regularly takes to her Twitter to shares pictures of her children, husband, and family. She also shares her friends and colleagues of Fox News Channel.