California native and Gracie Award winner, Elaina D. Smith has become one of the strongest
female presences on Country Radio.
While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion
when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw
morning show. Elaina caught the radio “bug” and never looked back.
After that, she hosted shows in San Diego, and Florida and Cumulus Media took notice. In 2014,
Elaina was tapped to co-host of NASH Nights Live. Elaina starts her seventh year in syndicated
radio as the solo host of Nights with Elaina in 100 markets.
Her last six years in Nashville were very busy as Elaina expanded her brand. From Red Carpet
coverage of major award shows (all formats), to welcoming stadium crowds at Country Music
Festivals, and participating on key industry panels, Elaina’s hard work has been recognized by
her peers. She was named one of RadioInk’s 30 and Under Superstars.
Elaina is also a three-time Gracie Award winning, CMA and ACM nominated broadcaster, who
even added “actress” to her resume when she was asked to appear as herself opposite Hayden
Panettiere on CMT’s drama Nashville.
In 2019, Elaina launched a two-hour syndicated weekend product via Westwood One, called
With Elaina. With the Country genre becoming more mainstream, Elaina chats with the biggest
stars in Country Music about their life, pop-culture, nostalgia and so much more. She also
highlights her own life and gives real perspective on whatever is happening in the world. Some
of her celebrity co-hosts have included Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban.
When she’s not working, you’ll probably find Elaina with her rescue dog Zoey, or watching The
Office on Netflix for the 278954234th time. If not, she’s likely at the gym, discovering new
music around Nashville, volunteering at her local animal shelter, at a Disney park, or covering a
song on YouTube with her husband-to-be Daniel.
Find/Follow her @ElainaDSmith across social media and her fan pages are @withelaina!