Steven A Smith Wiki 2021: Age, Career, Relationship, and Full Bio
Stephen Anthony Smith (born 1967, October 14) is an American sports journalist, sports Tv Host, and Commentator. He is also a commentator on ESPN’s First Take, where he often appears with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim. He often makes appearances as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter. He is also an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN. He even hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio. Stephen is also a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com, ESPN.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Stephen A. Smith was born in the Bronx borough of New York City and he was raised in the Hollis section of Queens. He also has five siblings and he comes on the fifth out of six children. Smith attended Thomas Edison High School in Queens and completed his graduation.
When he completed his one year at the Fashion Institute of Technology, he received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, which is a historically black university in the place named Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During college, he played basketball under a Hall of Fame coach named Clarence Gaines. While still being on the team, Stephen wrote a column for the university newspaper, The News Argust, arguing Gaines must retire through health issues. Stephen is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Stephen graduated in 1991 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication.
Stephen began his print media career with the Winston Salem Journal, the Greensboro News and Record, and the New York Daily News. At the beginning of the year 1994, Stephen got a position as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He started working as a reporter on the Philadelphia 76ers as their NBA columnist, and eventually, as a general sports columnist. In the year 2007, August 23, it announced that Smith will no longer be writing columns and would instead be demoted back to his past position of general assignment reporter. In the year 2008, the Inquirer finally ended their relationship with Smith, which motivate him to start his own blog named stephena.com. In the year February 2010, he again returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer when he won an arbitrator’s ruling that he was to be reinstated but he agreed to remove all of his political views from his website and also from cable news shows.
Stephen A. Smith began his radio career in the year 2005, where he usually hosted a weekend show on WEPN in New York City along with Brandon Tierney. WEPN is an all-sports ESPN New York FM. He eventually grew his radio career, which helped him a lot to enlarge it to Television as well. In the year 2009, he got affiliated with Fox Sports Radio. Smith was also working in a different radio show, a Television show that distracted his time, leading him to Inquirer’s demotion. After resigning from the Inquirer’s newspaper, he began to write his own blog. The relationship which was between the newspaper and Smith got uglier, which led them to take some legal action. Smith also got an on and off relationship with ESPN; he left ESPN’s contract in the year 2007 for Fox Sports Radio and again joined ESPN in the year 2011 as a columnist in ESPN radio program. In the year 2013, he left ESPN again for Sirius XM Radio and made very controversial comments against ESPN2. On January 17, 2017, he again and finally moved back to ESPN.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s television career started in the year 1999 through CNN/SI. In the year 2005, Smith hosted his show on ESPN named Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, where he is very well-known for his fair and careful comments. In the year 2007, he also appeared as an NBA analyst, concentrating mainly on basketball after his show actually got canceled. Smith has also analyzed various famous teams like- Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Knicks, etc. Smith also had a debate about various players named Lamar Odom, Tiger Woods, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, etc.
In addition to that, he did appear on other ESPN shows named Dream Job reality show also as a guest on series operas such as Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome Is Burning. He also used to broadcast the Sunday morning show of Sports Center. Later on, there was a huge rumor that ESPN & Smith couldn’t come to common thought, and Smith left ESPN. In the year 2012, Smith got back in ESPN with a bang and then announced his five days per week show also called “Embrace Debate” with permanently replacing the commentator named Skip Bayless. Currently, Smith is affiliated as one of the hosts of First Take on ESPN along with Max Kellerman.
Stephen made his acting debut on the ABC soap opera General Hospital in a cameo appearance as a television reporter on February 2, 2007. He even said that he is also a longtime fan of that show. He also appeared at a Brick General Hospital on 2016, March 31 and also has made a guest appearance in the role every year since then. Also in the year 2007, he was in the Chris Rock Motion picture ‘I Think I Love My Wife’.
At the beginning of the year 2014, he also appeared in a series of Oberto all-natural beef jerky commercials as “The Little Voice in Your Stomach”, each time appearing besides sports figures, such as star athletes Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and pro snowboarder Louie Vito, and notable basketball sportscaster Dick “Dickie V” Vitale.
Smith stands at the height of 6 ft. 1 and weighs around 70kg. He has black color hair and his eye color is also black. His zodiac sign is Libra. Smith’s nationality is American and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He follows Christianity as his religion.
We don’t have a lot of information about his relationship but once he was engaged and in one of his interviews he said that the marriage didn’t work out. We will try to inform you as soon as we find something.
As per his family, he has four older sisters and had a younger brother named Basil. Sadly, he died in a car accident in the year 1992. He also has a half-brother from his father’s side. Stephen’s parents were originally from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His father used to manage a hardware store. His maternal grandmother was white and the rest of his grandparents are black. He also has two daughters.
Stephen A. Smith is an American sports television personality, sports journalist, and sports radio host. He earns a very good amount of money from his profession. His salary is estimated to be $6 million. His net worth is estimated at around $16 million.
- He has over 3.1 million followers on his Instagram account.
- He has two daughters but he hasn’t revealed their names yet.
- He was once engaged but never got married.
- He is 53 years old as of 2021.