Mikayla Smith joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in April of 2022. Mikayla was born and raised in Rockwall, TX, just 30 minutes east of Dallas. Mikayla is no stranger to Oklahoma weather. She previously worked at KXII in Sherman, TX where she forecasted for Texoma, covering both Oklahoma and Texas weather. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with double minors in Broadcast Journalism and Mathematics. While at OU, she spent four years forecasting for OU Nightly, the student-run newscast. She was the Senior Weather Producer her senior year, and she was the Director of Outreach for the Oklahoma Weather Lab. Mikayla is also passionate about using ASL to communicate weather events to the DoHH community. She studied ASL for 6 years in high school and wants to continually find ways to learn and grow more to be the best ally she can be for the DoHH community. In her free time, Mikayla enjoys time with her three dogs (Tex, Storm, and Sasha), reading good books, trying new restaurants across Green Country, and storm chasing. If you see her out and about, be sure to say hi!