Stephen A. Smith Biography

Updated On Aug 10, 2018 Published On Jun 25, 2016
Facts of Stephen A. Smith
Date of Birth: 1967 , October-14
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Stephen A. Smith
Birth Name Stephen A. Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For ESPN,CNN
Net Worth $10 Million
Salary $3.5 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Married No
Education Thomas Edison High School, Fashion Institute of Technology, Winston-Salem State University
Movies I Think I Love My Wife
TV Show General Hospital
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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 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 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 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. 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 a weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show. 

At the end of 2009, he joined Fox Sports Radio as it’s 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 JamesDwyane 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 is also one of the celebrities who love to keep his personal profile low profile. Till date, there are no any 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.

As of 2018, 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.

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Born in New York City, New York

October 14 , 1967

Talented and industrious, Stephen A. Smith was born as Stephen Anthony Smith at the end of 1967 in New York City, New York, United States of America to African and American parents. He grew up in Hollis section of Queens.

Joined The Philadelphia Inquirer

1994

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.

Began his television career

1999

At the end of 1990s, he worked for CNN/SI and that was the beginning of his TV career. He has been working on ESPN since a long time. In 2005, he was named the host of Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith. 

Joined First Take

April 30 , 2012

Stephen A. Smith is a sports television personality and a sports journalist from United States. He is best known for his work at ESPN and ESPN First Take where he is working as its analyst and talk show host. He joined First Take in the early 2012. 

Joined WEPN

April 11 , 2005

He has also been active as a radio show host since 2005. On 11th of April, he joined WEPN as the host of a weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show. At the end of 2007, he hosted this show on 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. slot. 

Joined Fox Sports Radio

2009

At the end of 2009, he joined Fox Sports Radio as it’s on air contributor. There he is best known to break the story about the Allen Iverson's retirement on the Chris Myers-Steve. In the early 2010, he was named the Fox Sports Radio morning show host.

Net Worth Update

2018

Stephen A. Smith has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2018. Reportedly after signing a contract with ESPN in 2015, his annual salary is reported to be around $3.5 million.