Smith, 34, joined the newspaper last year as a sales assistant.
“She was a very thoughtful person,” Marty Padden, the newspaper’s advertising director, told The Baltimore Sun. “She was kind and considerate, and willing to help when needed. She seemed to really enjoy to be working in the media business.”
In her Facebook profile, Smith described herself as a survivor of endometriosis and a “Dog Mom. Softball Fiancé. Bonus Mom to the best kid ever.”
Before the Capital Gazette, Smith worked in marketing for a health care organization, the newspaper reported.