Summer Smith

Summer Smith

Summer Smith is the Evening News Anchor at WWSB ABC 7 News in Sarasota, FL. During the week, you will find her anchoring the 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm newscasts.

Summer is a Manatee County native and thrilled to be working in her hometown! She has her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Florida State University and her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Summer has worked in the news industry for 25 years. During her career, she has worked in Sarasota/Bradenton, Tallahassee, Colorado, West Virginia, New York City and Tampa.

During her career, she has covered presidential visits, hurricanes, local elections, educational, crime and feature stories. Summer is a successful and passionate journalist who loves her community and enjoys improving it by reporting and updating residents and visitors to the area about daily events going on in their lives.

While Summer loves her career, she cherishes her time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Bryan for 22 years. They have three children together. They also have two dogs and three cats. In addition to enjoying family dinners together, travelling and shopping, Summer enjoys cheering on her son playing baseball, her middle daughter playing volleyball and her youngest daughter cheerleading.

Summer enjoys meeting viewers and everyone she interviews for stories and her shows. While out in the community, please say hello! She enjoys meeting people daily. If you ever need to reach Summer, please e-mail her at: