Stephen A. Smith is an American sports Tv personality, commentator, sports journalist, and sports radio host. He often appears as an NBA analyst on Sports Center. He also hosts the show named The Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio. To know more about journalist Stephen scroll down.
Early age and educational background of Stephen
Stephen A. Smith was born on October 14, 1967, in Bronx borough, New York, and raised in the Hollis section of Queens by his sisters. Stephen’s birth sign is Libra. He is the son of mother Janet Smith. Regarding his father, there is no information about his name. His father was a manager of the hardware store by profession. He has four elder sisters and a younger brother and a half-brother. In 2017 his mother Janet died suffering from cancer and in 2018 his father also died. In 1992 his one brother died in a car accident.
He holds American nationality and belongs to African-American nationality. He joined Queens’s Thomas Edison High School and completed his study there. In the first year of the Fashion Institute of Technology, he gets a basketball scholarship to join Winston-Salem State Univesity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which is a historically black university. While he was a member of a team, he wrote a column for a university newspaper. In 1991 he receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phu Fraternity.
Career and professional life of Stephen
Moving to the career and professional life of Stephen, he is a very skilled and multitalented person in the journalism industry. Let’s take at the career details of Stephen A. Smith.
Print Media career: Stephen A. Smith started to work in print media career with the New York Daily News, Winston Salem Journal, and the Greensboro News and Record. In 1994 he work as a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Then he started working on the Philadelphia 76ers as a reporter as their NBA columnist, and eventually as a general sports columnist. In 2007, it was announced that he is no longer columns. And he was back to the position of general assignment reporter. A year after he leaves Inquirer and starts his own blog named stephena.com. Two years later, he was returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer after winning an arbitrator’s ruling. He also agreed to eliminate all of his political views from his website and from cable news shows.
Radio career: In the year 2005 Stephen started his radio career where he used to host a weekend show on WEPN in New York City with Brandon Tierney. WEPN is all-sports ESPN New York FM. In 2009 he collaborate with Fox Sports Radio. For Fox Sports Radio he left ESPN and joined then in 2011. In 2013 for Sirius XM Radio he left ESPN. At that time he also made controversial comments against ESPN2. In early 2017 Stephen again moved to ESPN.
Acting career: On 2007 February 2, Stephen debut on the ABC soap opera General Hospital in a cameo appearance as a Tv reporter. He said that he is a longtime fan of that show. In 2016 he appeared at a Brick General Hospital and made a guest appearance in the role each year. In 2007 he appeared in the Chris Rock Motion picture ‘I Think I Love My Wife’. He also makes an appearance in the series of Oberto all-nature beef jerky commercials as “The Little Voice in Your Stomach” in 2014.
TV career: He steeped into his Tv career in 1999 through CNN/SI. Stephen’s show on ESPN was named Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith in 2005. He gained popularity from the show for his fair and careful comments. In 2007 he makes an appearance as an NBA analyst on basketball. Unfortunately, his show was canceled. He also analyzed several popular teams like Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Knicks. He was involved in debates about some players named Lamar Odom, Tiger Woods, Joel Embiid, LeBron James.
Is he dating or married?
Talking about the love life of Stephen, he is a married man. However, there is no information regarding his partner. It is known that he is the father of the two daughters and the identity of his daughter is not revealed yet.
Height, weight, and body measurement
Stephen A. Smith stands 6 feet and 1 inch in height and weighs around 70 kgs. He has black hair color and black eye color. He follows the Christianity religion. There is no information about his body measurement and shoe size.
Stephen’s net worth and salary
As of 2021, the estimated net worth of Stephen A. Smith is $15 million. The average salary of Stepehen is $3.5 million as an ESPN NBA analyst. He also earns money as a sportscaster and actor. Besides this, he is a commentator on First Take on ESPN where he appears with Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman.