Her dad Bruce served as a Guidance Counselor. In the year 1972, Alison did her schoolings at Southern Okanagan Secondary School which was quite near to Oliver. Alison is an excellent girl with exceptional gifts. Though she grew-up in a small community, she was brought-up and grown with self confidence and dignity. Alison had sibs at the same time, where her brother name is Randall and her sister name is Sandra. Alison gave her introduction as a reporter in the year 1982 at Toronto. Since the year 2005 – 2009, Alison holds the obligation as a correspondent of CBC Televisions Washington following David Halton. Following the Washington duty, Alison served as the anchorman of the morning show CBC News Morning and additionally she presented The National – yet another award winning show of CBC Network. Alison was an active participant as well as the 1st host to present a show called This Day at the CBC Newsworld. At the start of her career Smith involved in covering stories linking the state political and municipal problems. After during 1980s Alison changed to CBC TV where she got the chance to to cover many business and national matters. The company newscast targeted in gathering varied variety of business news, which helped the people to get extreme knowledge about distinct company transactions. It was a sort of telephone survey, where individuals contacted to obtain business thoughts as well as got their queries clarified. Smith has presented lots of news programs and a few of them will contain, The Lead, The Day, Sunday Report, Newsworld Reports, CBC News Morning and a lot more. With all these, Smith has also hosted tons of Live occasions like Princess Dianas Death, Auschwitz 60th anniversary, Muti-racial election at South Africa and a lot more. Previous analyzing her job at The World at Six, it seen a fall in the year 2009 and Smith was the correspondent of CBC television Washington. Smith traveled across the United States of America and remained there for 4 years time for covering the extraordinary and most occurring narratives in the election of the American president Obama. She’s captured and brought-forth many challenging coverage including the SARS outbreak, Columbian space shuttle disaster, Quebec Referendum and other national elections also.