Stephen A. Smith

Sports Commentator, Actor, Radio-Host, Journalist

Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith, Sports Commentator source: google

Stephen A. Smith is popular as a sports commentator on the First Take talk show airing on ESPN. Similarly, he shows his appearance with Max Kellerman & Molly Qerim.

Likewise, Stephen is known for his bombastic, fierce, critical & over-the-top praises of the players and the coach. Moreover, he also plays a role of an actor, radio host, and journalist.

In addition, Smith is also considered an NBA analyst for ESPN and his show called “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on ESPN radio. On the other hand, he is also famous for his nickname, “Screamin’ A. Smith.”

Stephen A. Smith | Early Life, Parents, Horoscope

Stephen A. Smith was born in The Bronx, New York, on October 14. He was born to his mother Janet Smith, but unfortunately, the details about his father are unknown.

Stephen’s Parents came from the United States Virgin Islands. Whereas, the rumor is that his father was a baseball star in the 1950s. Smith spent his childhood in Queens with his four sisters and one brother.

Smith’s maternal grandmother is of white ethnicity, and the rest of the others are black. In 1992, he lost Basil, his only brother in a fatal car accident. He also has a half-brother from his father’s side, whose identity is unknown.

Smith attended and graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Queens. After graduating high school, Smith went to the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year. Eventually, after one year,

Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, also called a black university.

Stephen’s horoscope chart shows he belongs to Libra. Libra is known for maintaining a well-balanced, beautiful and charming.

Stephen A. Smith | Career

Stephen A. Smith
Stephen, an actor, and a journalist source: google

Stephen’s Early Career in Print media

During his time at Winston-Salem State University, Smith played basketball under a team called Hall of Fame. In addition to that, Smith was also a writer for the university newspaper called The News Argust.

He was very vocal from an early age, as a result, he argued why his coach should retire?
After that, Smith eventually engaged with other famous newspapers such as Record and the New York Daily News, and Greensboro News.

In 1994, Smith got a positional writer post for The Philadelphia Inquirer and then started reporting for National Basketball Association for the sports column. Eventually, Smith ended his relationship with Inquirer in 2008 after being demoted.

Stephen’s Radio Career

Stephen started his radio career in 2005, when Smith used to host a weekend show on WEPN alongside Brandon Tierney, in New York City.

He gradually grew his radio career, which helped him to get into Television as well.

Finally, he got affiliated with Fox Sports Radio, in 2009. While working on a Television show, Stephen diverted his time to radio, leading to Inquirer’s demotion. As a result, he resigned from the newspaper and started writing his blogs.

But unfortunately, the relationship between the newspaper and Smith became worse, which led to the process of litigation.

In 2007, Smith left ESPN’s contract for Fox Sports Radio and again joined ESPN in 2011 as a columnist and ESPN radio program.

Again In 2013, he left ESPN for Sirius XM Radio and made controversial comments against ESPN2. On January 17, 2017, Smith again came back to ESPN.

Stephen’s Television Career

Smith started his Television career in 1999 through CNN/SI. In 2005, Smith hosted his own show ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’ on ESPN. There he is known for his unbiased and deliberate comments.

In 2007, after his show got canceled, Smith appeared as an NBA analyst, concentrating mainly on basketball.

In addition to that, he appeared on other ESPN shows such as Dream Job reality show and also as a guest on series operas such as Pardon the Interruption, and Jim Rome Is Burning.

Stephen also used to anchor the Sunday morning show of Sports Center. Later on, ESPN and Smith couldn’t come to a common ground, so he left ESPN.

In 2012, Smith was back on ESPN and announced his five days per week show called “Embrace Debate,” which permanently replaced commentator Skip Bayless.

Stephen A. Smith’s Opinions

Furthermore, we know about Stephen, it’s that he will always speak his mind. For example, Stephen spoke on the recent Ben Simmons matter where the player said he is not ready to play.

While rationally explaining, Smith said that Simmons might be afraid to face Philly.

Moreover, he called Devin Booker, the next Kobe Bryant, which caused outrage among fans, but Stephen refused to take his words back.

Likewise, Smith expressed how he wanted Gregg Popovich to be the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Moreover, how the Dallas Cowboys should not be featured in Hard Knocks, the NFL Films-produced movie.

Stephen’s Career in Filmography

Smith made his debut as a cameo on soap opera called General Hospital, and he appeared as the character Brick in 2016.

Similarly, Smith also produced and appeared in a motion picture called I Think I Love My Wife as an ‘Allan.’ Besides that, he has done some commercials as well.

 Age, Height, Weight| Body Measurement

As per sources, Smith is 53 years old and has maintained his athletic physique correctly.

He stands 6 ft 1 inch tall and weighs 70 kg. Smith is a big guy with black hair and black eyes.

Stephen A. Smith| Personal Life

According to the internet, Stephen is not married yet, though he was once engaged. While making comments and critical analyses on players, Smith never seems to be out of the word.

But when GQ Magazine asked him about his personal life & the reason for his breakup, he didn’t give many the answers.

However, Stephen has two daughters, who are one year apart from each other. He is very paranoid about being in love and loving others, as he said to GQ Magazine because he believes they will eventually give you pain.

Furthermore, Smith also says that his daughters were like a hope for him, when he lost his mother, Janet, in 2017.

There are various ongoing rumors about Stephen’s personal life and affairs, but there is no supporting evidence or confirmation from his side as of writing.

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Smith owns a magnificent and luxurious property in New York, USA, worth $1 million. He bought the property in 2001 and currently resides there.

According to the New York Times, Smith’s net worth is around $16 million. As a result, he is one of the wealthiest media personalities & highest-paid ESPN sportscaster.

His salary is estimated to be 8 million USD per year.

Social Media Availability

Smith seems to be very active in social media, as he has many followers on Instagram & Twitter. He has 3.7 million followers on Instagram and, similarly, 5.6 million followers on Twitter

Smith posts about NBA sporting to the fans on those social media. Stephen is very famous on Twitter for posting controversial statements or comments.

He gives critical comments on the players, as a result, he has an equal number of haters.

Rumors and Controvery| Stephan A. Smith

• Smith sometimes gets stuck in the most significant controversies. Once, being on air, he said about domestic violence, stating that females and their physical appearance are the reason for domestic violence. As a result, he got massive criticism and was suspended for a week,

• In 2015, during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, when Norway scored a free-kick against Germany and players turned their heads as the ball went by. Smith said, “Maybe they don’t want to mess up their hair.” This comment led to criticism of him as being sexist. But later on, he posted an apology on Twitter.

• John Oliver described Smith as wrong, loud, and who takes pointlessly dramatic pauses. John made this statement after Smith expressed his thoughts about Daryl Morey’s tweet.

Stephen A. Smith| Covid-19 Experience

Stephen tested Covid-19 positive and he spent New Year’s Day in the hospital. Regarding the Covid experience,

Smith stated, “I had a 103-degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

Furthermore, doctors also claimed that he would have died by now if he wasn’t vaccinated.

In addition to that, Smith said, “I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad. It had ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume — get to the gym every day, walk before I run. Work your way back because I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m COVID negative. I’m on the road to recovery.”

Though Stephen is tested negative and now he is fit and fine. On the other hand, he also thanked all doctors who took good care of him during his worst days.

Stephen A. Smith’s reaction when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live television.

Stephen was against actor Will Smith after Will slapped Chris Rock in the face on the Oscars stage. The reason for that slap was Chris’s comment on Will’s wife’s disease, i.e. Alopecia.

Stephen Smith
Will Smith slapped Chris Brown on the Oscars Stage source: google

Stephen tweeted, “Please tell me I didn’t see what I just saw.”. He also said, “Somebody please tell me that Will Smith was joking and it was part of the show when he just smacked Chris Rock on National Television. I’m begging y’all….please don’t tell me Will would do something like that???”

Furthermore, Smith continued on Twitter, “If Will seriously did that — and he wins the OSCAR — he just stained the greatest moment of his career. You cannot do that, Especially as a BLACK MAN, in that position, to ANOTHER BLACK MAN on THAT STAGE. If this was not a joke, Will won’t live this down!!!”

Moreover, he stated that “I just saw the RAW footage. Will should be ashamed of himself. It was a ‘G.I. Jane’s joke. Total B.S. If it were @TheRock or someone like that instead of Chris would he have done that sh-t!”

“Didn’t know until just this moment about Jada Smith having Alopecia. She’s wonderful and great. So is Will which we all know. They’re both phenomenal. But you do NOT do what Will did in that setting. Go backstage and handle that s–t if you must. Horrible look!” tweet by Stephen.

Some FAQs

Is Stephen A Smith a Cowboys fan?

No, Stephen is not a Cowboys fan. He has hated Dallas Cowboys for several years and makes fun of them on his TV show.

Has Stephen A Smith hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live?

Yes, he was a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel’s Live show.

Are Stephen A Smith and Michael Wilbon colleagues?

Yes, both of them are colleagues and work for ESPN. Their hilarious reaction to the Suns’ game had gone viral on the internet.

What did Stephen say about Donald Cerrone?

According to Stephen, “I respect the hell out of @Cowboycerrone, but he just wasn’t there that night.” For this comment, he received a lot of criticism and hate but later on, Donald committed that he “didn’t turn up.”

Who is Stephen A. Smith’s wife?

Smith is not married yet. However, he was once seriously engaged.

Quick Facts

Full Name Stephen Anthony Smith
Birth Date October 14, 1967
Birth Place The Bronx, New York, USA
Nick Name Screamin’ A. Smith
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (African and American)
Education Winston-Salem State University
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Janet Smith
Siblings Four sisters and one brother
Age 54 years old
Height 6ft 1inches (1.85 m approx)
Weight 70 kg
Shoe Size Not Available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not available
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriends Unknown
 Profession Sports journalist, Radio host, Actor
Net Worth 16 Million USD
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update April 2022


Written by Keshaa Perry

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