The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Randall Smith as a Journalist in Residence during Fall 2024. Visit dates: September 15-30, 2024.

Randall Smith, BJ ’74, is the first Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism. He joined the Missouri School of Journalism in August 2009. His 30-year career at The Kansas City Star began in 1979, and he has worked on both the news and business sides. Smith started as a copy editor, rising to the positions of business editor and deputy managing editor, and most recently, to director of strategic development