Clay is a native of Upstate South Carolina where most of his family currently lives. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities, Braves baseball, and spending time with his fiancée Jordan.

Clay joined the Local 3 Weather Storm Alert Team as the weekend meteorologist and reporter in June of 2021. He came to Local 3 News from WABG Channel 6 in Greenville, Mississippi where he served as the morning meteorologist for 2 years. He covered a variety of weather including live coverage as Hurricane Laura came onshore in Louisiana in 2020.

Clay graduated from the University of South Alabama where he earned a degree in atmospheric sciences. He plans on working towards his seal of approval from the American Meteorology Society as soon as he becomes eligible. He is excited to connect with the local residents of the Tennessee Valley and enjoy everything that the Scenic City has to offer. Email Clay using this form or follow him on Twitter and Facebook at @claysmithWRCB3.