Stephen A Smith, popularly known as Stephen A., came to life on October 14th, 1967. He was born in New York City, US and is a Native American. Smith is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall and is known for his bombastic nature and aggressive arguments he puts on his shows. He is a writer, actor, a sports enthusiast and a radio and TV host by profession. Smith was born to his parents who had 6 children, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Smith was second youngest child to his parents. One of his brothers died in a car accident in 1992. Smith did his high school from ‘Thomas Edison High School’ and later on did his graduation from ‘Fashion Institute of Technology’. Smith was known to be very good in studies and he also got a scholarship in the first year of his graduation. Smith was particular inclined towards Basketball and he was in his college NBA team. He also participated in many basketball competitions and games in his college. He also started writing articles on basketball in his college time. Smith has not remained in news because of his relationships and very little is known about his girlfriends or wife in the past. Smith is not known to be married as of now but he is alleged to have a girlfriend in the past. He, however never talks of any relationships of his with anybody.

According to his biography, Smith started his professional career after his education writing articles in print media. He was associated with some reputed media groups like Winston-Salem Journal, New York Daily News and Greensboro News and Record. He mostly wrote articles related to sports and particularly NBA and the articles were much appreciated by his readers. Later on Smith started hosting various radio shows. He started with a radio shown on the channel WEPN and later on became associated with ESPN radio show channel and hosted many radio shows for them. He gained much popularity during this period. He also worked for Fox Sports radio in later half of his career and did some very popular radio shows.

Starting from 1999, Smith also started appearing on television. He mostly worked with ESPN on their sports shows initially as a reporter and later on as a host and a guest to various sports shows. He acted as an analyst and expert in sports shows including various NBA shows. Some of his very popular TV shows include ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’, ‘Dream Job’, ‘Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome is Burning’ and many others. Smith also appeared on the most popular show of ESPN ‘Sportscenter’ as a host and a guest. His analysis and trivia were much appreciated by the audiences and he became a popular figure because of his TV stint. Smith has also appeared in a short role in a movie named ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ and in a TV show named ‘General Hospital’ in which he performed the role of a reporter.

The total take home annual salary for Stephen is anticipated to be around $3.5 million out of which he earn $2.5 million from ESPN and rest $1 million from his radio shows. His total net worth is said to be around $10 million.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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