John Smist

John Smist

Sports Anchor/Reporter

Wilmington, NC

John joined the WECT sports team in January of 2010 after spending the past six years in Bangor, Maine. He is no stranger to the South, he has worked in Dalton, Georgia and Meridian, Mississippi, and excited to be away from the snow and cold of Maine.

John graduated from Syracuse University in 2000 and is a diehard Orange Basketball, Football, and Lacrosse fan. Over the years he has covered hundreds of sporting events, but his trip to Phoenix, Arizona for Super Bowl 42 to cover the Patriots and Giants has to be his favorite. When John is not working you will find him on the golf course trying to improve his game.

If you have a story idea or event please feel free to email him at jsmist@wect.com

Education:

  • Syracuse University, Speech Communications

Recent Articles by John

  Wilmington Hammerheads to host reunion match Friday

  Hoggard High School hosts signing day event

  UNCW track and field standout gearing up for regionals

  UNCW stays in post season hunt with win over James Madison

  High school playoff scoreboard