Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith joined KIRO 7 as traffic reporter in May of 2013. She tracks the busy commute with the KIRO 7 News morning team Monday through Friday.

Alexis has been in professional broadcasting since 2002 when she got her start in radio. While earning her bachelor's degree in communications at the University of Michigan, she interned for a morning show in Detroit. Alexis hosted radio shows in several cities including Kalamazoo, San Antonio, and Dallas. In 2010 she began covering traffic for Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, KLIF-FM, and ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas. 

When not watching the roads, Alexis enjoys running, with several half-marathons under her belt. She also loves cooking, reading, and spending time with her three young nephews.

Latest from Alexis Smith

How to plan ahead for huge weekend traffic delays

Seattle drivers can expect extra congestion and long delays this weekend with closures for two separate projects affecting State Route 99. The closures begin Friday at 11 p.m. Both directions of State Route 99 will close from Valley Street to the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel for work ...

Poor anchoring causes problems with 520 project

Anchoring spuds for a 520 floating bridge barge lost traction during Sunday night's windstorm, an investigation showed. That resulted in the barge and the crane it was carrying to break away from the bridge and float toward the Laurelhurst neighborhood, eventually stopping feet from a residential dock in shallow water. ...

The Fremont Bridge in Seattle.

Ballard, Fremont Bridge drivers may get rush hour break

The Ballard and Fremont bridges may no longer be raised during the late afternoon commute if the Seattle Department of Transportation gets their way. SDOT is asking the U.S. Coast Guard to extend the afternoon rush hour restrictions, and is in the process of drafting the formal letter. The current ...

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