Rex Smith

Rex is an award-winning journalist who joined WANE 15 in December of 2021. Although he’s new to WANE, he isn’t new to Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Rex started his career at WPTA in Fort Wayne. He worked there for more than three years as an anchor and reporter. He covered both local news and sports.

His stop between the two took him to Omaha, Nebraska where he was a sports anchor and reporter but also stepped in to report on news events when needed. Rex covered major sporting events like the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, the College World Series, and the U.S. Senior Open. His day-to-day work had him covering Nebraska and Creighton athletics, as well as some of the top high school athletes in the nation.

Now, Rex is back to his passion of covering news and is looking to tell your stories in a community he considers home. Fort Wayne is where Rex met and married his wife (you might recognize her: WANE 15 morning anchor Emily Dwire). He grew up in Northeast Ohio, graduated from Kent State University, and is a huge Cleveland sports fan.

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