Sandra Smith was raised in Connecticut, the home of her two older sisters. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Sandra Smith also graduated from the University of New Haven, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication. While still a young child, Smith went to live in foster care while her biological parents worked full-time employment. Smith has maintained a working relationship with her biological parents, which began as friends when she became too old to visit them. She shared that her biological father was a drug addict.
Sandra Smith continued on with her education, earning a master’s degree and then an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Her professional and personal interests included working as an attorney, writing articles and essays, and traveling throughout the world. Smith did not settle into one area for long, however. On the recommendation of a mutual friend, Sandra Smith decided to pursue her love of children, which she accomplished by becoming a preschool teacher. This career was not what she had envisioned when she became a young child reading stories about the beautiful princesses of the realm. Smith wanted to share her love of children with others, and this is where her professional and personal interests met.
Sandra Smith was an extremely caring and giving person, dedicated to her two young children as well as to her nieces, nephews, and friends. Smith’s commitment to her family and to her beliefs about God led her to become a very strong church member and volunteer. Smith’s devotion to her spiritual and moral beliefs continued as she served for four years as a stay at home mom before she got married. Smith’s dedication to her children remained strong even as her marriage progressed. Sandra Smith has always expressed how thankful she was to have her parents as she entered the marriage; she stated that without their support, she would not have lasted very long in her marriage.
Sandra Smith Personal Information
- Date Of Birth: 22 September 1980
- Birth Place: Wheaton, Illinois, USA
- Birth Name: Sandra Kaye Smith
- Nickname: Sandy
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Occupation: TV host, Anchor, Reporter
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Unknown
Sandra Smith Physical Stats & More
- Weight in Pounds: 130 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 59 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
- Height in Meters: 1.73 m
- Body Build/Type: Average
- Body Shape: Banana
- Body Measurements: 35-24-36 in (89-61-91 cm)
- Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
- Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
- Bra Size: 34A
- Shoe Size: 8 (US)
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Eye Color: Light Brown
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Sandra Smith Family Details
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Unknown
- Spouse/Husband: John Connelly (m. 2010)
- Children: Cora Belle Connelly (Daughter) (born in 2013), John Connelly Jr. (Son) (born in 2015)
- Siblings: She has five older siblings; four sisters and one brother.
Sandra Smith Education
- Illinois State University
- Wheaton Warrenville South High School
- Louisiana State University
Sandra Smith Facts
- Youngest of six children, Sandy was born in Wheaton, Illinois, USA.
- Her first job on television was a reporter in Bloomberg Television.
- She started working for FOX Business Network in 2007.
- One of her hobbies is playing golf.
- She is a big of the Chicago Cubs.
- She has a pet dog, a German Shorthaired Pointer named “Whiskey.”
Sandra Smith was born in Chicago and raised in the eastern suburbs of Illinois. Her parents, both of whom are deceased, always encouraged Sandra to follow her own passions and to work hard in order to achieve the things she felt were important. She received numerous awards for her academic achievements, as well as numerous awards for her volunteer work. Smith was an active member of the Girl Scouts, which taught her many valuable life lessons, including how to be self confident and to work with a team. Smith worked as a preschool teacher for fourteen years, before she retired from the teaching profession. She has also served as the Chairperson for the Speakers’ Bureau of the American Association of Business Women, the Illinois Federation of Women, and the Quadra Chapter of the American Association of Housewives.
Smith began her career as a freelance reporter for Fox News, living in New York City. After seven years at Fox, Sandra Smith became the Associate Editor for the Fox News beat business news reporter. She covered the financial markets, global news, health care, technology, media trends, technology sectors, and more. Later in 2021, Sandra Smith was named the “Fox Business News Reporter of the Year.”
Smith’s many honors include being listed on the Wall Street Journal’s “All Power” list as one of the “Best Female Professional connectors” and was also named to the “Publishers’ All-TIME 100” list. Smith is also listed as a freelance journalist for many publications including USA Today, Town Pages, Elle, Shape, Brides, Lifestyles, Brides & Others, Consumer Reports, Business & Company, and Crain’s Chicago Business. Sandra Smith is currently married with four children. She started her own catering business, Sandra’s Catering, in 1998. As of this writing, the business is not generating the same amount of revenue as it did when Smith first began working as a freelance journalist and was instead focusing on increasing her net worth.