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

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Kids Helping Kids: Kickoff Conference

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Local high school students raised nearly $390,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network last year through Kids Helping Kids pageants, like Mr. Lancer, Mr. Wolverine and Mr. LHS. This year’s efforts at the 2013 Kids Helping Kids Kickoff Conference. The buses came as far as Reedsport. Before things even got started Monday … Continue reading »

EPD Uses Online Crime Reports

EUGENE, Ore. — Cutting down on property crime is an uphill battle for the Eugene Police Department. It’s all about knowing what’s happening when and where. For that, investigators need your help. In 2010, the department started using a program called Cop Logic, a citizens online reporting system. “The number of calls we field increases … Continue reading »

Some Clinics Hold Vaccine for OHP

EUGENE, Ore. — A KEZI 9 News viewer found the flu vaccine at his children’s pediatricians office. But he was told they couldn’t get the shot. He e-mailed us to find answers about why the vaccine was just out of reach. “I was noticing that flu’s coming through the Eugene area, so I called Crescent … Continue reading »

Sprout Indoor Market Open Year-Round

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Lane County Farmer’s Market is an amazing resource for anyone looking to buy local produce. During the winter it shuts down, but it’s not because local farmers aren’t growing crops. Under the vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows at the old Springfield Church, farmers set up their booths and get ready … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Fans Celebrate Win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As you’d expect, the fans are ecstatic. A lot of them traveled to the University of Phoenix Stadium two years ago, expecting a win and leaving with a loss. So Thursday night’s victory was almost cathartic. With a few minutes left in the game, Oregon fans were up out of their seats–cheering. … Continue reading »

Duck Fans Tailgate in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz. — They’re the sights and sounds of Duck fans’ pre-game rituals. “The key to a good tailgate is good people, good drinks and good food,” said Alberto. There’s plenty of all three surrounding University of Phoenix Stadium. You can tell which Ducks flew south and which ones sported their Oregon pride all the … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: UO Marching Band

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Underneath the bright lights at Saguaro High School, the Oregon Marching Band worked out some of the kinks after a weeks-long hiatus. “We are not ready for Thursday, but it’s been a month since we’ve seen them,” said Eric Wiltshire, the band’s director. “It’s been a month since we’ve been together, so … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: The Stadium

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The University of Phoenix Stadium is a landmark that sticks out of the Valley of the Sun’s skyline. It’s a giant silver bubble, visible from any one of the area’s mountain peaks. “[It’s] a new-age stadium with all the amenities,” said Scott Norton, the stadium’s marketing director. Built in 2006, the stadium … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Golf Courses Galore

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Phoenix area is known as the “Valley of the Sun,” but a more appropriate nickname might be “Valley of the Golf Courses.” People from all over the country come here seeking the sunshine and a way to soak it up. “It’s a golf destination is what it is,” said Rowland Cole, … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Arizona Wines

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Picture Arizona. The desert climate, rocky terrain and Saguaro cacti likely come to mind. But vineyards? Probably not. “In 2000 when I planted by vineyard, one of the jokes on Saturday Night Live was one of the 10 Best Ways to Lose Money was to plant a vineyard in Arizona,” recalled Sam … Continue reading »

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