D. Frank Smith
Hometown Atlanta, GA
Birthday Nov. 12
Prior to moving to Maryland, Frank worked as the lead reporter, web editor, copy editor and video editor at The Dickson Herald in Dickson, TN and before that, The Daily Herald in Columbia, TN.
Frank is the recipient of numerous Tennessee press awards and graduated from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.
I'm a registered Democrat, but my personality never allows me to be comfortable with any one group. So, I'm constantly weighing the pros and cons of major issues, and usually end up straddling the fence between party lines.
I was raised in a Christian home, but religion never stuck with me.