Frannie Smith

Student News Reporter

Frannie is a student reporter at Tri States Public Radio. She went to Rosary High School in Aurora and graduated in 2011. Frannie began her journey in broadcasting as a news anchor for WIUTV3 in the spring of 2014. She has taken reporting and performance classes that exposed her to the world of radio and television. In her spare time, she likes to play the piano, go for jogs, and spend time with family. Frannie plans on pursuing a career as a reporter in radio and television after graduating from Western.

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Additional Recreational Opportunities
2:24 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Des Moines County Conservation Adding Land

Big Hollow Recreation Area.
Credit tspr.org

The Des Moines County Conservation Department hopes its newest addition will provide more recreational opportunities for residents.

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Born Earlier This Year
3:22 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Trumpeter Swans Doing Well in Lee County

Cygnets in Trumpeter Marsh in Lee County
Credit Lee County Conservation/ Tom Buckley

The Lee County Conservation Department has been taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of five trumpeter swans (or cygnets) born earlier this summer.

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Studying Local Cycling Environment
4:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County

Credit www.greatbikeride.com.au

Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

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Improvement In Fall To Spring Retention Rate
2:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Credit www.linkedin.com

Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

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Family Raises Show Pigs
9:50 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

Credit www.enasco.com

A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

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