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Stephen A. Smith Biography

Born on October 14, 1967, Stephen A. Smith is an American sports journalist, talk show host, and television personality.

A native of Hollis, Queens, who built his foundation as a journalist over the course of 14 years in New York and Philadelphia, Stephen A. Smith, once widely recognized as one of the most popular voices on ESPN, is still one of the preeminent voices in the African-American Community.

After graduating from Winston-Salem State University, Smiths journalism career began as a high school sportswriter at the New York Daily News in the summer of 1993.

Just 14 months later, he departed to cover college basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer. As the years went by, Smith rose in the journalism profession, covering everything from college basketball and football at Temple University, to national college basketball and football, and ultimately the National Basketball Association, his dream job. After four years as a beat writer on the Philadelphia 76ers, he became an NBA Columnist in 2001. By March 2003, Smith was promoted to General Sports Columnist, becoming one of only 21 African-Americans in the nation to hold such a title at that time.

Smiths career at ESPN began just seven months later when the worldwide leader hired him away from Fox Best Damn Sports Show, Period! to become an analyst/insider on its premier basketball show, NBA Shootaround. Since then, Smiths demonstrative, informative, in-your-face style accentuated with a perspective rarely seen or heard in mainstream media has invaded the airwaves on NBA Shootaround, SportsCenter, ESPNews and when he hosted his own talk show, Quite Frankly (August 2005-January 2007), easily making him one of the most thought-provoking, yet polarizing figures in all of sports. Smith also hosted his own weekday radio show on 1050 ESPN in New York; due to its success, the show was picked up nationwide.

The sky is the limit as far as Smith is concerned. The future holds no boundaries. While Smith loves covering the NBA, which will always be his passion, he also enjoys talking politics and prides himself on having a political conscience. He still aspires to host his own morning or late-night television show again in the near future.

I dont want it to stop there, Smith says. My aspiration is to talk beyond sports, to use sports as a venue to talk about what really matters to so many people out there. I want the world, not just the sports world.


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Stephen A. Smith was the Featured Speaker at the Charlotte Touchdown Club

Posted on 27 July 2017 | 3:32 pm

NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith was the featured speaker for the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Wednesday, July 19th at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in North Carolina. He was a big hit with the crowd, as many east coasters remember Smith while he was covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer a couple of decades ago. Read More

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