Stephen Anthony Smith Biography and Wiki
Stephen Anthony Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, and sports journalist. He is a commentator on ESPN’s First Take, where he appears with Molly Qerim. On the sports center, he appears as an NBA analyst. He hosted the Stephen A. Smith show on ESPN Radio. Smith is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com, ESPN.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Age and Birthday
Stephen was born on 14 October 1967, in The Bronx, New York, United States. Stephen is now aged 55 years.
Stephen Anthony Smith Height and Weight
Smith stands at a height of 1.85 m and weighs 70 kilogram
Stephen Anthony Smith Educational Background
He graduated in 1986 from Thomas Edison High School in Queens. He received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year. In college, he played basketball under Hall Of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. While still on the team, Smith wrote a column for the university newspaper, The News Argus, arguing Gaines should retire due to health issues. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication.
Stephen Anthony Smith Family
He was raised in the Hollis section of Queens. He has four older sisters and a younger brother, Basil, who died in a car accident in 1992. He also has a half-brother on his father’s side. Smith’s parents were originally from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His father managed a hardware store. Smith’s maternal grandmother was white, and the rest of his grandparents were black. There are not many details concerning smith’s parents but it is only known that he was raised by her mum Janet Smith.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Wife and Children
Stephen A. Smith has never married. Smith has two daughters, aged 10 and 11 years old at the time. when he asked why he never went through with the marriage, he said: “It didn’t work out”.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Career
Smith had begun working for ESPN as early as 2003, and his first role with the sports media giant was as an analyst for the NBA Shoot around the pregame show, which later became the NBA countdown. Two years later, he was hosting his own show: Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith has appeared on many other ESPN shows, including Dream Job, Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome is Burning, and Sports center.
In 2014, Smith signed a contract that would pay him $3 million a year. From 2015 to April 2019, Stephen A. Smith’s ESPN salary was $5 million. In April 2019 it was reported that Smith had signed a new contract till 2021 with ESPN that would pay him $8-$10 million per year
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Net Worth and Salary
Stephen earns a salary of $8 million and earns a net salary of $20 million