Monday, April 22, 2019

#095: Elaina Smith

California native, Elaina Smith has become one of the strongest female presences in radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in Los Angeles, Elaina found her true passion was radio when she got an opportunity to work with San Diego’s wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. She caught the bug and never looked back.

Elaina with NNL co-host Shawn Parr
Since then, Elaina has hosted shows in San Diego, Florida and now over 100 stations simultaneously on NASH Nights Live each night.

Though her radio career has been relatively short, she has already interviewed more artists and performers than most broadcasters do in their entire career and she’s often caught hosting huge country music events in front of thousands of people. Also, if there is a country music red carpet, she’s on it. In addition to her on-air presence, Elaina has become a go-to person in the industry when it comes to social media, speaking at numerous events, including the Country Music Seminar, NAB Show and universities.

You might also recognize her voice as the newest addition to the ACM Awards announcing team on CBS along with her NNL co-host Shawn Parr

Elaina is a Gracie Award-winning broadcaster, who recently added “actress” to her resume when she was asked to appear as herself opposite Hayden Panettiere on CMT’s Nashville

Elaina is also the host of the popular “Women Want to Hear Women” podcast. She has become one of the few women leading the conversation within the industry, about the lack of females in Country Music.

Find her @ElainaDSmith across social media!

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