Brandi Smith

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Name: Brandi Smith
Date registered: April 16, 2012


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. Group Needs More Hats for Kids — 4 comments
  4. Sustainable Table: Biodynamic Farming — 3 comments
  5. Plastic Bag Ban’s Split Impact — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Orchestrator Calls Eugene Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The first four minutes of the movie “Up” are like a movie within a movie; they capture the essence of love, despite the characters hardly uttering a word. Viewers were mesmerized as an entire lifetime passed before their eyes in just a few short, fleeting moments. They watched as the characters Carl … Continue reading »

Local Eateries Move to Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — They’re all over downtown Eugene–the signs of development. There’s First on Broadway, which is set to open in a few months. Or the Lane Community College building that finally filled “the pit.” At 55 West Broadway, development first means destruction. “There were about four more walls up than there are now,” said … Continue reading »

Winter CSAs Offer Varied Crops

CRESWELL, Ore. — Winter in western Oregon. It’s not exactly the time people think of as being bountiful for local crops; but in the past few years, the number of farms producing in the colder months has grown. “I think people are usually amazed to see a greenhouse like this in February,” Erica Trappe, Sweetwater … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Euphoria Chocolate

EUGENE, Ore. — On the day before Valentine’s Day, a lot of people are scrambling to get something for their special someone. Chocolate is always a popular choice, but how about some that’s local and handmade from the Euphoria Chocolate Company? “Valentine’s Day and the day before Valentine’s Day are our two busiest days of … Continue reading »

Local Dairy Makes International Mark

DEXTER, Ore. — The Willamette Valley has certainly made a name for itself in the wine world, but there’s another up-and-coming industry that’s winning international awards too: Cheese. At Fern’s Edge Dairy, goats are incredibly productive, friendly and curious. “I’ve had the goats since 1972,” said owner Shari Reyna. But it wasn’t until just a … Continue reading »

Community Gift Spotlights Science

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — School budgets being what they are these days, a lot of kids have to wait until middle school for some key experiences. But students at Bohemia Elementary don’t have to wait thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club. The students in Miss Baskew’s fifth grade science class are, in a word, … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Lighting Fire on Train

EUGENE, Ore. — A disorderly passenger allegedly started a fire in an Amtrak train Friday afternoon. The train was on its way to Seattle. Eugene Police say Amtrak personnel called them to report the man before the train got to Eugene. When officers met it when it came in, they say the suspect locked himself in the … Continue reading »

Pie Mentor Retires Her Rolling Pin

EUGENE, Ore. — Mom’s Pies is a local institution. It’s been around for more than 40 years, most of those up along Highway 126. But a fresh start in a new location could also signal the end of an era. Bertha Nyseth could probably make a perfect pie in her sleep. She’s been doing this … Continue reading »

Local Couple Launches National TV Show

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County couple is getting a taste of Hollywood, thanks to some spooky happenings on their property. Larry Overman bought an old mine out in Sumpter in Baker County, Oregon a couple years ago. When he brought in a crew to work in it, they kept telling him the mine was … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: PremRose Edibles

CRESWELL, Ore. — What’s your favorite kind of jam? You can get almost every kind of fruit or berry flavor, but why stop there? A local woman is putting a flowery twist on an old favorite. Tucked away in the hills outside of Creswell, Linda Shumate is putting the finishing touches on several jars of … Continue reading »

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