Donna Smith '96

Donna Smith '96
Donna Smith
Associate Professor
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Academic History: 
M.A. Ed Johnson State College, 2014
B.S. Lyndon State College 1996


About Donna Smith

Donna Smith is a proud Lyndon alumna who is “over the moon” about being part of the faculty at a place she considers home.

A graduate of the program in 1996, Professor Smith spent a majority of her career as a producer at the ABC affiliate WMUR–TV in Manchester, NH, where she was able to experience some of the biggest stories of her career. Those included, two national presidential primaries (where the focus is always on New Hampshire), several natural disasters including a major flood and a tornado, the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, and countless other stories that have given her the experience and knowledge that she now shares with students.

While at WMUR, Professor Smith also had the opportunity to work on the multi Emmy award-winning program NH Chronicle. She traveled the state interviewing and experiencing the people, places, and things that make the Granite State unique. A three-time Emmy nominee herself, Professor Smith considers her work on NH Chronicle to be the most enjoyable of her career.

There were other stops along the way, including as an anchor in Derry, NH and a producer at WCVB in Boston, MA.

Professor Smith’s goal in teaching students on the performance side of TV production is to get our future anchors, reporters, and video journalists comfortable with being in front of the camera and as natural as possible.


  • On-Air Performance/Producing
  • Field Production