Brandi Smith

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Name: Brandi Smith
Date registered: April 16, 2012

Biography

You can watch Brandi Monday through Friday on KEZI 9 News at 5 p.m, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. She joined the news team in December 2007. She was born and raised in the Umpqua Valley, graduating from Roseburg High School. Months after graduation, she was elected as the youngest-ever member of the Roseburg School District Board of Directors. In 2001, Brandi got her first break in TV news at KPIC in her hometown of Roseburg while she was a student at Umpqua Community College. At KPIC, she learned just about every aspect of her new career by directing newscasts, shooting video, editing stories, writing scripts and producing newscasts. Once finished at UCC, Brandi completed her education at the University of Oregon. Degree in hand, she packed up and moved to Boise, Idaho, in April 2004. While at KIVI, Brandi worked as a weather anchor, lead nightside reporter and producer. A job opportunity in July 2006 offered her a chance to get back to Oregon; Brandi took a job as a producer at KOIN in Portland. Now she’s excited to be close to home, where her family can watch her every weekday evening.

Latest posts

  1. The Sustainable Table: Eating Local — May 22, 2013
  2. Learning How to Ferment — May 15, 2013
  3. Local Farmers Cope without Rain — May 9, 2013
  4. Fisherman’s Market Truck Runs on Oil — May 8, 2013
  5. Marbles Tradition Continues at Melrose — May 3, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Top 9 Locally Sourced Restaurants: No. 8 — 5 comments
  2. Top 9 Locally Sourced Restaurants: No. 2 — 4 comments
  3. Sustainable Table: Biodynamic Farming — 3 comments
  4. Group Needs More Hats for Kids — 3 comments
  5. Top 9 Locally Sourced Restaurants: No. 6 — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

The Sustainable Table: Eating Local

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s never been easier to eat locally in Lane County, whether growing food, supporting area farmers directly or eating out. The most bountiful time of the year for local produce is coming up. It’s the time when all the plants that were sprouting in greenhouses a few weeks ago thrive, bloom and … Continue reading »

Learning How to Ferment

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oregon’s summer and fall harvests are worth waiting for; but by learning a few tricks, eating local can be an all year occurrence. The kitchen at Sprout! is up and running after years of planning. “Things are going great. We have our first users in the space, Mcgean’s Cookies. They’re making gourmet … Continue reading »

Local Farmers Cope without Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 19 dry days and counting now in what’s shaping up to be one of the drier springs on record. Local farms have only received six inches of rain since January, about a third of what they’re supposed to get. But where Mother Nature fails, farmers prevail. “When it gets hot, … Continue reading »

Fisherman’s Market Truck Runs on Oil

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the advantages of living along the Pacific Ocean is the bountiful supply of fresh seafood. But hauling all that fish and crab from the coast to Eugene can eat up a lot of gas. One local fish market is making its commute green. “The store’s been here for 30-some years,” … Continue reading »

Marbles Tradition Continues at Melrose

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Every school has its own rituals and ceremonies, but a tradition at one Roseburg-area elementary is a little unexpected. When the recess bell rings at Melrose Elementary, especially on a sunny Friday afternoon, kids scramble out of their stuffy classroom. Some rush for the playground eager for their shot at the monkey … Continue reading »

Red Duck Ketchup Mixes it Up

EUGENE, Ore. – A majority of people have a bottle of ketchup in the fridge, and chances are it’s the plain tomato variety. One local startup didn’t want to settle for the old standard and decided to mix things up. “We were sitting at Rennie’s talking about a school project and having tots and dipping … Continue reading »

Woman Accused of Faking Cancer

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Kendra Fain’s mugshot posted on the Douglas County Jail’s website tells part of the story; she was photographed in a red shirt, her hair cropped short. Former friends say Fain, booked on a theft by deception charge, is growing out her hair after she shaved it to make her fake cancer diagnosis … Continue reading »

A Brush with Kindness Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity volunteers are used to building a home from the ground up, but the project called A Brush with Kindness is a little different. Instead of constructing full homes, volunteers make improvements to homes to help out the veteran, senior or disabled homeowner. Wednesday the nonprofit group got help from … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban’s Split Impact

EUGENE, Ore. — In just more than three weeks, plastic bags will disappear from check stands in stores throughout the city. Across the freeway there’s no such ban. From the outside, Bi-Mart stores look the same; the bright red sign, the beige paint and the green roof. For decades the chain’s 73 locations touted the same departments, … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: That’s My Farmer

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Tomatoes, berries, squash–they’re part of the delicious seasons that are summer and fall here in Oregon. Though it will be a few months before people get to taste them, local farms are already preparing for the harvest. “Right now, we’re starting all the seedlings for the season. We have onions, broccoli, … Continue reading »

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