Jen Smith
Sports Writer at Lexington Herald-Leader

Jennifer Smith has been on the sports staff at the Lexington Herald-Leader full time since 1999, covering everything from Kentucky football and women’s basketball to auto racing and high school sports. She has won numerous awards for her reporting, including a recent David Dick Story Telling Award from the school of journalism at UK.
The Louisville native is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she was editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel in 1997-98. While at UK, Jen had internships in the sports departments at the Herald-Leader, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Lexington with her husband, Matt, and their two little boys Jack and Joe.
Jen is active in several organizations around the state, including the nominating committees for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.