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Walter Smith-Randolph is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Newschannel3 I-Team. No stranger to Michigan, Walter joined WWMT in June 2015 from our sister station WEYI NBC25 in Flint.

While in Flint, Walter extensively covered the events leading up to The Flint Water Crisis. His dogged reporting of the city’s water woes and the effects of the lead-tainted water on Flint residents eventually lead to national attention for the beleaguered city. His work on the water crisis was honored with an EMMY nomination in 2016. Walter’s work also appeared on a number of national outlets including CNN, The Katie Couric Show, The Daily Show & HLN.

Before Michigan, Walter earned his reporting stripes at WENY, the ABC affiliate for Elmira & Ithaca, New York. While there, Walter worked in several newsroom positions including morning show producer and lead reporter. Walter’s work in Upstate New York was honored with three first-place awards from the New York State Associated Press including Best Continuing Coverage for his one-man band reporting during Hurricane Sandy from New York City. He also won awards for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Spot News Reporting.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Walter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Villanova University. He then graduated with a Master’s degree in Journalism from The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Walter also worked at MSNBC as a News Fellow and completed internships at PBS in Washington, D.C., NBC10 in Philadelphia, News 12 in The Bronx and WBRE in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Walter is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The National Association of Black Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE).

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