Raleigh-Elizabeth Smith is a freelance reporter and research assistant at WBHM. She comes from New York City, where her days were filled with the sounds of sirens, taxicabs on Broadway, and WNYC, to the somnolent patois of the South, pickups on 280, and WBHM. In May, Raleigh-Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she double-majored in European History and Urban Studies, completed a concentration in Sociology, and minored in Italian language. She focused her studies in two major areas: urban society and educational history, and continues her research on the cultural history of the New York Seaport from afar.
Raleigh-Elizabeth grew up on NPR, had her own news radio program while in high school, and also had the brief opportunity to work alongside the Tappit Brothers in Boston. She has worked in government, urban planning, and fashion, but enjoys radio the most. When not hovering around Rosemarys office, she can be found working as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art or at a local bookstore.