Stephen Anthony Smith (born 14 October 1967 (age 54 years), Bronx, New York, United States) is well-known for his work as a pundit for ESPN’s First Take discussion show.
He’s also an actor, a radio host, and a sports journalist who’s worked for various media outlets during his career.
Many people recognize Stephen A. Smith as a sports commentator on First Take, but he has a more exciting personality than that.
American TV personality
|Stephen A. Smith|
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Stephen Anthony Smith|
|Stage Name:||Stephen A. Smith|
|Born:||14 October 1967 (age 54 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Bronx, New York, United States|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actor • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$16 million|
On October 14, 1967, Stephen A. Smith was born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
On his father’s side, he has a half-brother. His parents are from the US Virgin Islands’ Saint Thomas.
His father had a hardware store. Stephen A. Smith‘s maternal grandmother was white, but his grandparents were still African-American.
Stephen A. Smith is the fifth child in a family of six. He has four older sisters and a younger brother, Basil, who was killed in a car accident in 1992.
Stephen A. Smith attended Thomas Edison High School in Queens and graduated with honors. After a year at the Fashion Institute of Technology, he received a basketball scholarship at Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In college, he played basketball for Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. While still on staff, Stephen A. Smith penned a piece for the university publication, The News Argust, claiming that Gaines would be departing due to health difficulties.
Stephen A. Smith began his journalism career at the Winston-Salem Journal, Greensboro News and Record, and the New York Daily News. Since 1994, he has worked as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He started off as an NBA columnist with the Philadelphia 76ers, then transitioned to a general sports columnist.
Stephen A. Smith would no longer write articles and would instead be downgraded to the rank of general assignment reporter, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer on August 23, 2007.
In 2008, The Philadelphia Inquirer discontinued its relationship with Stephen A. Smith, coinciding with the debut of Smith‘s site, stephena.com.
Stephen A. Smith returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer in February 2010 after receiving an arbitrator’s order to reinstate him, but only if he agreed to remove all of his political opinions from his website and cable news shows.
Stephen A. Smith made his acting debut in a guest role as a TV reporter on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital on February 2, 2007.
He’s stated that he’s been a fan of the show for a long time. On April 1, 2016, Stephen A. Smith returned to General Hospital as Brick the character.
He made multiple appearances in the series as Brick. Stephen A. Smith appeared in the Chris Rock film, I Think I Loved My Wife in 2007.
On April 11, 2005, Stephen A. Smith hosted the weekday noon show until 2 p.m. A radio show on WEPN in New York City. His show ended in April 2008 as he pursued a career in television.
Stephen A. Smith announced his return to ESPN as a writer for ESPN and a host for local radio broadcasts on February 1, 2011. He returned to ESPN from Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports station on January 17, 2017.
Stephen A. Smith is 6 feet and one inch tall (1.85 m). He’s also 70 kilograms.
Stephen A. Smith used to be engaged. He has never been married.
Stephen A. Smith regarding the grounds for the breakup. He did, however, reveal that he had two kids who are one year apart in age. After his mother died, he told GQ that his girls gave him hope.
Stephen A. Smith has approximately three decades of experience in the field of journalism. In addition, he has amassed considerable wealth thanks to the earnings from his profession as an anchor.
Stephen A. Smith‘s net worth has been estimated to be US$16 million.
Social Media Presence
- Instagram: over 3.4 million years
- Facebook: over 1.6 million