Maggie Smolka

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Maggie Smolka is excited to be reporting in her home state!

Maggie is from Greensburg and joined the WTAJ news team in July 2017. She’s a proud graduate of Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, she served as the president of her school’s award-winning college television station, WEBN. During her time as president, the station took home the AP college news station of the year. She was also chosen to cover national events like the 2009 presidential inauguration, the Primetime Emmy Awards, and the 86th and 87th Academy Awards 

Maggie’s television news career started at WCYB in Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee, where she was an anchor and reporter for two years.

Maggie’s favorite part of the job is connecting with viewers and telling their stories. You can say hi to her on her Facebook page (@MaggieSmolkaTV) or send her an email (

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