Stephen A. Smith, an American sports television personality, sports radio host, actor, and sports journalist, was born on October 14, 1967, in New York City, New York, U.S.
He appears with Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman as a commentator on ESPN First Take. On SportsCentre, he frequently makes his appearance as an NBA analyst. On NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN, he is an NBA analyst.
He hosted the show, The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM. He is recently involved in hosting The Stephen A. Smith Show on several sports radio station including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mad Dog Sports Radio SiriusXM Radio, and featured for ESPN.com.
Stephen A. Smith Early Age
He was born in New York City and grown up in the Hollis section of Queens. His parents have given birth to six children and he is the second youngest in the family. He has a young brother and four older sisters.
His younger brother had died on October 1992 in a car accident. He has a one-half brother in fathers side. He graduated in Queens from Thomas Edison High School. Later, he got a basketball scholarship to Winston-Salem State University.
Stephen A. Smith Career
In Print Media
He started his print media career with the New York Daily News, Winston-Salem Journal, and Greensboro News and Record. In the beginning of 1994, he got the job as a writer for the morning daily newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He became the host of a weekday noon radio show in New York City on WEPN. His radio time shifted to 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 20, 2007, on ESPN Radio with the second hour being broadcast nationally.
His show ended on April 2008 and later he focused his career in television. To Fox Sports Radio, he became an on-air contributor in November 2009. On December 2, he ended his short retirement.
On the CNN/SI, he started his television career in 1999. Recently, he is a host at talk show and analyst on ESPN First Take. He began hosting a daily hour long show in August 2005 on ESPN called Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.
He concentrated on basketball, after the cancel of the show in January 2007. He made controversial remarks on July 25, 2014, that women provoke domestic abuse an ESPN First Take show.
He signed a multi year deal in late 2014 that will pay him over 3 million dollar per year.
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