Stephen A. Smith is a sports television personality, sports radio host and a sports journalist from the United States. He is a commentator on ESPN First Take along with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim. Smith, the former host of The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM, is also an NBA analyst on SportsCenter.
Stephen A. Smith's Early Life, Bio, and Education
Stephen A. Smith was born on October 14, 1967, in New York City, New York, the United States of America to African and American parents. His mother is Janet Smith who died on June 1, 2017.
Stephen Smith grew up in the Hollis section of Queens. He holds an American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity.
Stephen received his formal education from Thomas Edison High School. After he graduated from there, he joined the Fashion Institute of Technology. After a year, he won a basketball scholarship and then he joined Winston-Salem State University. There he played basketball for the college team.
Stephen A. Smith's Career
He began his career as a print journalist and that was in Winston-Salem Journal. Later on, he worked for Greensboro News and Record and the New York Daily News. In 1994, he joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as a writer. Later on, he joined Philadelphia 76ers as its reporter. He was their NBA columnist. He has also been active as a radio show host since 2005. On 11th of April, he joined WEPN as the host of weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show.
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At the end of 2009, he joined Fox Sports Radio as it’s an on-air contributor. At the end of the 1990s, he worked for CNN/SI. He is best known for his work at ESPN and ESPN First Take where he is working as its analyst and talk show host.
Stephen is also known for his prediction abilities. He predicted that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh would all sign with the Miami Heat during 2010 picks and which later became true. He also predicted Floyd to be victorious in the super fight of Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather.
Also, he is active in the acting career as Smith made his acting debut on the ABC soap opera General Hospital on February 2, 2007. Then, he appeared in I Think I Love My Wife.
Stephen A. Smith's Net Worth and Salary
As of 2019, his net worth is $10 million. In 2015, he signed a new contract with ESPN which pays him in the salary of $3.1 million - $3.5 million a year.
Stephen A. Smith's Personal Life
Stephen is also one of the celebrities who love to keep his personal profile low profile. Till date, there are no rumors about his love affairs, married life, dating life, girlfriend, spouse, and divorce. Famed for his cruel words, Stephen is a regular guest of controversies. In 2016, he made the limelight with his bad comments on NBA star Stephen Curry's wife Ayesha.
Age, Body Statistics and Social Media Presence
- Age: Stephen A. Smith is 51 years old as of 2019.
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m).
- Weight: His body weight is around 80kg.
- Hair Color: He has a black color hair.
- Eyes Color: His eyes are black in color.
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