Stephen A. Smith Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Stephen A. Smith Biography
  • Name: Stephen A. Smith
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
  • Occupation: Sports TV Personality
  • Net Worth: US $10 Million
  • Status: Alive

Stephen A. Smith is an American sports journalist, radio host, actor and television personality. He currently hosts ESPN First Take alongside Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman. He’s worked on the ESPN programs SportsCenter and NBA Countdown. Stephen Anthony Smith was born on October 14, 1967 in Bronx, New York. His mother’s name is Janet. He has 5 siblings and a half-brother. Smith grew up in Queens, New York, where he attended Thomas Edison High School. He studied briefly at the Fashion Institute of Technology before enrolling at Winston-Salem State University on a basketball scholarship. He graduated in 1991 with a degree in mass communications. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Smith played college basketball at Winston-Salem State University. He trained under coach Clarence Gaines. He was inducted into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in 2017. Smith’s career spans print media, radio and television. He served as a writer and general sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1994 to 2007. During his tenure he covered the Philadelphia 76ers as their NBA columnist. He’s also worked with the Greensboro News and Record, and the New York Daily News. Smith made his radio debut on the New York City station ‘WEPN-FM’ in 2005. He hosted ‘The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show’ on ESPN Radio from 2007 to 2008. He worked with Fox Sports Radio from 2009 to 2011. While at Fox he predicted that LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade would all sign with the Miami Heat NBA team in 2010. Smith returned to ESPN Radio briefly in 2011. In 2014, he began hosting ‘The Stephen A. Smith Show’ on Chris Russo’s Mad Dog Sports Radio on SiriusXM Radio.

Smith made his television debut on CNN Sports Illustrated (CNNSI) back in 1999. He now serves as a talk show host and analyst for ESPN and ESPN First Take. His nightly hour-long show ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’ ran from August 2005 to January 2007. The program featured guests like John McCain, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal and Deion Sanders. Smith was a judge on the reality series ‘Dream Job’. He’s appeared on other ESPN programs like Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome Is Burning, and SportsCenter. He was a member of the broadcasting team for the 2016 Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Pay-per-view fight.

Smith starred as “Allan” in the romantic comedy, I Think I Love My Wife (2007). Actor Chris Rock directed, produced and starred in the film. The main cast also include Kerry Washington, Gina Torres and Steve Buscemi. The film made $13 million at the box office. Smith has made multiple appearances on the medical drama series ‘General Hospital’. He began appearing in Oberto all-natural beef jerky commercials in 2014.

Stephen A. Smith stands 6ft 1in tall and he’s of African-American ancestry. His family were born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His younger brother, Basil, was killed in a car accident in 1992. Smith has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in 2014. The contract guarantees a yearly salary of more than $3 million.

Stephen A. Smith Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Stephen A. Smith Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Stephen Anthony Smith
  • Birthday: October 14, 1967
  • How Old : Age: 50 years old
  • Place of Birth: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
  • Occupation: Sports TV Personality, Radio Host, Journalist, Actor
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $10 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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