She is GMTV's main newsreader and co-presents with John Stapleton.
Her first job was a reporter and presenter of local (non-network) TV news bulletins, on "Lookaround" for the Scottish ITV company Border Television.
She had a fan-run website called 'Penny from Heaven.' But after the murder of Jill Dando in April 1999, the owner removed the website when it was revealed that Dando's killer had found out much information about her from her fan-site.
She was married to journalist Tony Birtley. They divorced in 1987.
In 2000 she was voted the 92nd sexiest woman in the world by readers of FHM.
Penny backs the Woodland trust 'Tree For All' campaign.
Penny Smith is one of Britain's most recognized Television Presenters, probably best known as the main presenter for GMTV News.
Penny is known for her sharp wit and has written for magazines and newspapers including Cosmopolitan and Britannia Skyscene Magazine on women's issues and travel.
Penny began her career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
Penny is a massive fan of John Martyn, folk and blues singer/songwriter.
Penny grew up with classical music and opera, but also loves folk and world music.
She appeared on a singing competition called Just the Two of Us, and even though she is a terrible singer she was kept in to the final 4.
She stands at 5' 7" tall.
She has dated Rory Bremner.
Penny`s passions are yoga, opera, tennis and hiking.
Penny has produced three yoga videos.
She has backpacked through Central and South America and South East Asia.
She joined GMTV the breakfast television station in April 1993.