Robert Smith (journalist)

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Robert Smith dressed as Santa Claus

Robert Smith (born December 31, 1967) is a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) based in New York City.

Originally based in Seattle, Washington, he has been reporting for NPR since 1994. He got his start working at his high school radio station in Park City, Utah. He then worked at Portland, Oregon community radio station KBOO after graduating from Reed College in 1989. He has also held reporting jobs at KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah, and KUOW-FM in Seattle, Washington.

Smith is known for his coverage of eclectic and offbeat topics and has participated in and reported on Santarchy in addition to training for and reporting on the sport of curling.