Amber Smith started as an anchor/reported with Spectrum News 1 in April 2019. 

She was promoted to full-time anchor in October 2021.

Amber loves great storytelling. She believes it's a way to take viewers to another place. Like getting lost in a good book or movie, Amber believes a good news story can help viewers understand what another person is going through. She believes in shining a light on those in our state who are going above and beyond to make a difference.

Originally from the Midwest but having worked in the South, Amber feels Kentucky is the best of both worlds. She feels Kentucky has a unique blend of both cultures. 

Amber is an award-winning journalist, having won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of a gubernatorial debate while she was in Missouri. She believes each story she covers is meaningful in different ways. 

When she's not working, you'll find Amber outdoors. She loves visiting the Big Four Bridge and Cherokee Park. If she's not enjoying the great outdoors, you'll find Amber enjoying what she calls the city's best-kept secret — the food. Her favorite restaurants in Louisville are Taco Luchador, Grind Burger, and Royals Hot Chicken.