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Nate Smail
News Director/Anchor

I am very excited to serve as News Director and Anchor for WDTV/WVFX.

I have been part of the 5 News Team since 2006. Throughout the years, I've had the honor of reporting to you many of our state's defining moments, both good and bad.

But, I firmly believe that it's those negative moments in which the people of our state have shown the kind of unity and compassion that makes me proud to call West Virginia home. Moments like the Sago mine disaster and the Upper Big Branch tragedy. Moments that are etched into our hearts and minds forever; experiences we hope never to have to live through again.

I am excited for the future here at WDTV/WVFX. I promise that we will continue to alert you to the breaking news events that affect you, and the stories that shape your everyday life.

Please contact me with any concerns/suggestions/feedback you may have at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thanks for watching; if you aren't, there's no better time than now to start! And if you see me out and about, don't be afraid to say hi!

Nate is originally from Rochester, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communications, with an emphasis on Broadcasting.

Nate loves hockey (go Penguins!), soccer, theater, and traveling.

He also has a passion for animals; please spay and neuter your pets. He also urges you to donate to your local humane society! If you can't donate, volunteer your time!

He resides in Clarksburg with his wife, Erin, and dog, Louis.

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