Co-host, NASH Nights Live
A California native, Elaina Doré Smith graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. After working with Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in Los Angeles, Elaina found her true passion in radio when she got an audition and was invited to join the wildly popular San Diego morning show “Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw” on 100.7 JACK FM. She became known for her singing as well as her humorous ad-lib ability.
Elaina created a close relationship with the listeners.
Soon, she was discovered by Cumulus Media’s Terry Simmons at WA1A in Melbourne, Florida. She made the cross country trek and became part of the number one morning show in Florida’s Space Coast, co-hosting with market legend Timmy Vee as they launched “Timmy & Elaina in the Morning.”
It wasn’t long before Elaina got a call from Cumulus SVP of Programming Mike McVay asking her to join Shawn Parr for a new national show, Nash Nights Live, for the wildly popular NASH brand. She picked up her life again and moved to Nashville, TN!
Though her radio career has been relatively short, she has already interviewed more artists and performers than most broadcasters do in their entire career. Elaina has also become a go-to person in the industry when it comes to social media, speaking at numerous events, including the Country Music Seminar.
In 2016 Elaina’s hard work was recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media with a prestigious National “Gracie Award.”
Elaina is known for her bubbly personality, social networking, singing, her love of Barre, dog Zoey, and all things Disney.