Jeff Smith


Jeff is WLFI’s Managing News Editor.

He was born and raised in Valparaiso, Ind., and graduated from Purdue University in 1984.

His first job in broadcasting was at WLFI-TV. Additional jobs he has held are radio reporting at WFLA-AM in Tampa, Florida, and WGLM-FM in West Lafayette.

Jeff returned to WLFI as Assistant News Director and co-anchor of its Noon, 5 and 6 newscasts.

Jeff lives on a small farm near Dayton with dogs, cats, chickens and sheep. He enjoys gardening, dry-stone-wall construction, bonsai and photography. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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