Margo Smit studied journalism in the United States. In 1989 she began working as a news and features reporter for a Dutch commercial TV station RTL4 and later as a political correspondent. In 1997, Margo transferred to KRO Reporter, an investigative television documentary series on Dutch public TV. She has investigated the Dutch monarchy, nuclear safety, accounting transparency at multinationals, Islam, and the tobacco industry. Margo Smit chairs the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists VVOJ, and teaches investigative journalism on TV, with the emphasis on visualisation of investigative reporting at various journalism schools in the Netherlands and Flanders.