Brian Smith To Host NewsChannel 9 This N That

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Brian Smith
Brian Smith

WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 announced Monday Brian Smith is the new host and associate producer of its entertainment and community affairs show This N That. 

Mr. Smith brings over 14 years of on-air and hosting experience to the role. Starting his broadcast career in 1999, he debuted on Chattanooga television in 2004 as co-anchor and meteorologist of WDEF’s Rachel and Brian in the Morning. Since 2011, he has worked as a public relations coordinator for the city of Chattanooga.  

“Brian is the perfect fit for This N That’s next chapter,” said General Manager Mike Costa. “His warm, inviting personality and experience, coupled with the great relationships he’s forged within our community, will continue the tremendous success this show has had for the past 10 years. Additionally, Brian’s experience as a meteorologist will allow the station to bolster the Storm Track9 team with Brian as a back-up.”   

Mr. Smith takes over hosting duties from long time Chattanooga media personality Don Welch who retired in April.  Mr. Smith’s first day as the new host will be Monday, June 30. 

“I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of such a legend as Don Welch," said Mr. Smith.  "He made This N That such a great asset to this community. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to continue that tradition.”  



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