Stephen A Smith is an American TV personality who serves as the commentator of ESPN’s ‘First Take’. He also works in the capacity of an actor, radio host, and sports journalist. He has hosted several shows on both radio and television. Smith is also active in the print media and is the columnist of ESPN.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and EPNNY.com. Here is a quick summary of Stephen A. Smith’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Stephen A. Smith Early Life
Stephen Anthony Smith is the son of Janet Smith. He was born in New York City on 14 October 1967. He spent his childhood in Queens.
Smith completed his schooling at Thomas Edison High School and also has been to Fashion Institute of Technology. He used to play basketball when he was in school. He received a basketball scholarship for attending the Winston-Salem State University.
Stephen A. Smith has never been married despite being 50 years old. He also does not have any children of his own nor has been in any relationship in the course of his life.
In college, Smith used to play basketball for Clarence Gaines. He joined the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in Winston-Salem. Smith’s brother died in a car accident in 1992. Apart from his four older sisters, he has also got a half-brother.
Stephen A. Smith Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Stephen A. Smith used to work for Winston-Salem Journal. He has also worked for other news agencies. He joined The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1994 as a writer. Soon, he became an NBA columnist for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was later demoted from the Inquirer. He again returned to The Inquirer in 2010.
Smith has hosted a radio show for WEPN in 2005. Two years later, he used to broadcast nationally for ESPN Radio. For expanding his career in TV, he left the show in 2008. He has also served as Fox Sports Radio’s on-air contributor. He started hosting Fox Sports Radio’s morning show and later became the resident Fox Sports Radio NBA insider.
Soon, he became a columnist of ESPN.com. He also hosted two shows for ESPN radio. After leaving ESPN, Smith joined Sirius XM Radio in 2013. In January 2017, he moved back to ESPN. He still continues to announce for WEPN.
In television, he first worked for CNN/SI. Currently, he is a talk show host for ESPN. In 2005, he hosted ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’. He has appeared in several other television shows including ‘’Pardon the Interruption’, ‘Dream Job, ‘SportsCenter, and Pardon the Interruption’.
As an actor, Smith has appeared in three episodes of the television series ‘General Hospital’. In 2007, he was seen as Allan in the Chris Rock movie ‘I Think I Love My Wife’.
Awards & Achievements
Stephen A. Smith’s biggest career feat happens to be a successful television and radio host. He has not won any award but we can sure expect to see him win an award, as he is still active professionally.
Net Worth of Stephen A. Smith
The estimated net worth of Stephen A. Smith is more than $12 million. Despite being a basketball player, he opted to have a career in the radio industry. He found immense success by being a radio announcer and has hosted several shows. Smith also found success in television and has worked for ESPN. His success has made him appear in other TV shows and was also seen as an actor in a film. His total earnings in 2018 are worth $4 million.
Stephen A. Smith is one of the most successful radio personalities in the world. He is a successful sportswriter which later him to venture into radio and television. He has worked for CNN/SI and ESPN and became an NBA analyst. He has worked for several radio channels in his career.