Stephen A Smith is an American sports personality. He is a sports presenter on television, sports host on radio, sports journalist and actor. Stephen has made a long list of attempts in his sports career – he began his career in print media with the Winston-Salem Journal, Greensboro News-Record and the New York Daily News.
In 1914, Smith held a writing position for The Philadelphia Inquirer. His relationship with the Inquirer ended in 2008, and in the same year, he launched his own blog, stephena.com. He returned to the Inquirer two years later but was given the condition that he would remove all his political opinions from his website and cable news programs.
Stephen A Smith became a contributor to Fox Sports Radio in November 2009, where he predicted that LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh would all sign with Miami Heat in 2010.
Stephen A Smith is best known for his appearances on ESPN as a basketball analyst and host of the debate show “First Take”. He resigned and resumed his work as a sports analyst at ESPN on several occasions since joining them in 2009.
Smith is known for his provocative analyses and aggressive performances. He has experienced a number of setbacks in his career due to his intelligent mouth. At one point, he was accused of making sexist comments about some players, and at another point, he allegedly suggested that Coach Kelly was racist. Find more about Stephen A Smith’s Bio, Wife, Kids, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Salary, Height.
Stephen A Smith’s Bio, Age
Stephen A Smith was born on October 14, 1967, in the Bronx, New York, to African-American parents. Except for Smith’s maternal grandmother who was white, the rest of his grandparents were black. His father ran a hardware store. He has five siblings: four older sisters and one younger brother, Basil, who died in a car accident in October 1992. There is also a half-brother of his father.
Stephen is a graduate of Thomas Edison High School in Queens. He then attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for a year, after which he received a basketball scholarship to study at Wisdom-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While still in college, Smith played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines, and while still on the basketball team, he wrote a column for the University’s The News-Argus newspaper, arguing that Gaines should retire for health reasons.
Stephen A Smith is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fellowship, an international fellowship with more than 750 undergraduate and graduate sections. Omega Psi Phi is mainly African-American.
Family – Wife, Kids, Mother, Girlfriend
Stephen A Smith is known to have kept his personal profile discreet and secret. Although he is known to be married with certainty, his wife’s identity seems to be top secret, and some people assume that he is either gay or not married at all.
He is almost never seen in public with an apparently “special” woman and, in rare cases, was seen with a black friend in 2011 at the Steve Harvey Foundation’s second annual gala held in Cipriani, Wall Street in New York City.
Stephen Smith would have even had a nine-year-old son, but he denied that he had never had such a son anywhere. He didn’t say anything about a woman or a girlfriend either.
Unlike his dubious secret about his wife or any other lover, Stephen A Smith was particularly vehement about his mother, her immeasurable contributions to her success and her place in his life. Stephen lost his mother on the morning of June 1, 2017. Janet Smith had died on a Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. In his tribute to her, he called her “the best woman he has ever known”.
Stephen A Smith’s Salary and Net Worth
Stephen A Smith has a net worth of approximately $10 million, earning a salary of approximately $3.5 million through his work as a sports analyst at ESPN, where he appears with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim. He signed a multi-year contract with ESPN in 2014 and also hosts “The Stephen A Smith Show” on Chris Russo Sports Radio: Mad Dog Sports Radio (SIRIUS XM Radio, channel 82). He receives a million dollars a year for his show Sirius.
Stephen A Smith is 6 feet 1 inch tall, or 1.85 meters.