Smith served as a Bama Belle and Crimson Courter while a student at the University of Alabama. During her senior year she was the runner-up contestant on the second season of The Bachelor, filmed in 2002. She met her husband, Scott, at a New Year's Eve party right after the show wrapped.
In 2003, Smith took a job at NBC 13 as the morning traffic reporter. Over the years, she moved up to the anchor desk. In 2009, the station created Daytime Alabama for Smith, who was later joined by Wendy Garner as co-host.
Smith decided to step down from the daily show in 2010 to take care of her daughter, Gracie. At the time, she said she planned to be on air one day a week and continue to contribute to the show. David Lamb, former anchor at CBS 42, joined Garner that July as the show's co-host.
- "My Birmingham: A conversation with Brooke Smith" (n.d.) Birmingham magazine
- Carlton, Bob (April 29, 2010) "Former 'Bachelor' star Brooke Smith leaves NBC 13 to be a full-time mom." Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (June 29, 2010) "David Lamb is leaving Birmingham radio station WDJC FM to return to television at NBC 13." Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (February 1, 2011) "Brooke Smith, who starred during 2002 season of "The Bachelor," joins Birmingham's CBS 42." Birmingham News