Former WRAL reporter dies
Posted February 10, 2010 3:57 p.m. EST
Updated February 10, 2010 4:12 p.m. EST
A television news trailblazer passed away Tuesday.
Oscar Smith, 79, was the first black reporter for WRAL-TV. He started at the station in March 1972.
After leaving the station, he held positions in state government and was most recently was a columnist for The Carolinian newspaper.
Funeral arrangements are pending.