Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A Smith, 49, is a sports television personality, sports radio host, sports journalist and is even an actor. Smith attended Winston-Salem State University where he received a basketball scholarship and played basketball for the university. He received a degree for journalism and began his first job as a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, first being the 76er’s NBA Columnist and eventually moving to a general sports column. In 2005 he hosted a 2 hour midday sports radio show on WEPN, and the show eventually moved to a different time slot, with the second hour being broadcast on ESPN radio to the nation. Smith also worked for Fox News Radio in 2010, but moved to return to ESPN Radio in 2011. In 2013 he moved to Sirius XM Radio, one day after making controversial remarks regarding Ray Rice’s assault case. Smith moved back to ESPN Radio in January of 2017. Smith is also a sports analyst and host on ESPN. Smith is well known for his controversial stances on topics such as domestic abuse, racism and sexism, and has even been suspended by ESPN for these remarks. He has made cameo appearances in the soap opera General Hospital and in Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife, and has been in several beef jerky commercials. Smith signed a deal in 2014 with ESPN earning him over $3 million over the span of several years and his last reported net worth as of 2016 is $2 million.

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