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Danielle Smith

Producer, Arkansas News Service

Danielle M. Smith is an award-winning radio journalist/personality with more than a decade of experience in broadcast media. Smith is a former audio journalist with American Urban Radio Networks and Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. She is currently joining PNS as a producer. She also hosts a weekly community affairs show “Good News” on Power 1360 WGBN AM 1360 & 98.9FM in Pittsburgh, PA. Smith sits on the Communications board for the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 501 ©(3). Smith recently took a leap of faith and relocated to Nashville TN.

Persistent ID: @Prettyblue73

Professional Memberships: Nashville Association of Black Journalist Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Business, Religion, Health Justice, Literature, Urban News

Local Expertise: Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Haiti

Demographic Expertise: Urban, Gospel

  • This week (Aug. 5) marks the 25th anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known in Arkansas as ARKids First. CHIP was created by Congress to cover millions of kids who might not otherwise have health insurance. More than 70,000 children have ARKids coverage, but thousands more who are eligible are not enrolled.