Elaina D Smith
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 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 Cardio Barre,
dog Zoey, and all things Disney.