Keely Shaye Smith

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This article is about the television host and journalist. For the singer, see Keely Smith.
Keely Shaye Smith
Born Keely Shaye Smith
(1963-09-25) September 25, 1963 (age 51)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Other names Keely Brosnan
Occupation TV presenter/Journalist
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Pierce Brosnan (2001–present)
Children 2

Keely Shaye Smith (born September 25, 1963), also known as Keely Shaye Brosnan, is an American journalist, author, and television host/correspondent who is married to Pierce Brosnan.


Smith served as a correspondent for NBC's primetime hit show Unsolved Mysteries from 1994 through 1997 in the show's telecenter, providing information on updated stories. She was an environmental correspondent for six years for ABC's The Home Show, which earned her two Genesis Awards, a Special Achievement Award at the 1991 Environmental Film Festival, and a nomination from the Environmental Media Association (EMA). Women in Film, The Natural Resources Defense Council, EMA, Earth Communications Office, Heal the Bay, Oceana, Senator Barbara Boxer, Malibu Times, and Organic Style Magazine have all honored Smith for her ongoing commitment to the environment. She served as a gardening expert and correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America and Mike and Maty, as well as an entertainment correspondent for NBC's Today Show, CBS's Entertainment Tonight, and HBO's World Entertainment Report. Additionally, she hosted Great Bears, a series for the Outdoor Life Network. As a producer, Smith-Brosnan created and hosted an eco-friendly home and garden how-to show called Home Green Home for PBS. Smith appeared as Valerie Freeman for one season on General Hospital (1989) and as Huey Lewis' gal pal in the MTV music video "Stuck with You" which spent three weeks at number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 list from September 20-October 10, 1986.[1] Smith has had one article published in Los Angeles Confidential magazine.

Personal life[edit]

Smith met Pierce Brosnan on a beach in Mexico on April 8, 1994. Brosnan said he would not marry again after the death of his first wife. However, after having 2 children, he and Keeley did eventually marry at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland on August 4, 2001. Their first son Dylan Thomas Brosnan born in January 1997 was 4 at the time and second son Paris Becket Brosnan born in February 2001 was 6 months old.

From 1995 to 2000, Smith and her future husband Pierce worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the International Fund for Animal Welfare to stop a proposed salt factory from being built at Laguna San Ignacio. The couple is committed to environmental education in the classroom for grades K-12 and currently sponsor long-time friend Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots youth and humanitarian program as featured in In Style and People magazines. In Spring 2007, the couple also successfully fought the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility that was proposed off the coast of Oxnard and Malibu; the State Lands Commission eventually denied the lease to build the terminal. In May 2007, the Brosnans donated $100,000 to help replace a playground on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The Brosnans remain committed to marine mammal protection and visited the White House in 2009 to help introduce new legislation written by Congressman Delahunt and Congressman Faleomavaega designed to close loopholes on commercial and scientific whaling worldwide. In May 2009, both Keely and her husband Pierce testified in Washington D.C. before the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the new Climate Change Bill (known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act).

From 1999 to 2010 Smith was involved with a civil suit, regarding the riparian rights of taro farmer Catherine Young in Wainiha, Kauai. The final judgment ruled that Smith was not unreasonable in removing and modifying existing Hawaiian au'wai (ditch) for the creation of an artificial lake.[2]


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