Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith

Infobox Celebrity

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name = Stephen A. Smith
nickname = Stephen A, Screamin' A, Stephen Anal (from Peter Vecsey)
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birth_date = birth date and age|1967|10|14
birth_place = flagicon|USA The Bronx, New York
occupation = Sports journalist, television host, radio host
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Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14 1967), sometimes referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City.


Print media

Since 1994, Smith has had a position as a writer for "The Philadelphia Inquirer". He was initially a general sportswriter for the "Inquirer" before he gained positions as their reporter for the Philadelphia 76ers,as their NBA columnist, and eventually, as a general sports columnist. On August 23, 2007, the Inquirer announced that Smith would no longer be writing columns and would instead be demoted back to the position of general assignment reporter. Prior to his job with the "Inquirer", Smith has had positions with the "Winston-Salem Journal", the "Greensboro News and Record" and the "New York Daily News". In 2008, the "Inquirer" ended its relation with Smith, which coincided with Smith starting his own blog.


On April 11, 2005, Smith became the host of a weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show on WEPN in New York City with his "right hand man B.T. (Brandon Tierney)". On September 20, 2007, his radio show was shifted to the 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. slot, with the 2nd hour being broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio, replacing The Dan Patrick Show (Mike Tirico took over the first 2 hours). The show came to an end in April 2008 as Smith sought to expand his career in television, and beginning May 1 Scott Van Pelt began hosting in the 3-4 PM hour that was previously Smith's.


Smith is frequently seen as a basketball analyst and talk show host on ESPN. His stint there began in August, 2005, when he hosted a daily hour-long show called "Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith". After the show was cancelled in January, 2007, he mainly concentrated on basketball, serving as an NBA analyst.

Smith has appeared on other ESPN shows as well, including the reality series "Dream Job", as well as a frequent guest (and guest host) on "Pardon the Interruption" and "1st and 10". He appears as an anchor on the Sunday morning edition of "SportsCenter", but it remains unknown if he will assume this responsibility full time.

Appeared on an episode of "HS Football Top 100 Prospects" as a reporter covering #1 prospect Spencer Nast on February 2, 2007. []


In 2007, Smith appeared in the Chris Rock movie "I Think I Love My Wife" during a double-date scene. []


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Stephen's most recent columns from the "Philadelphia Inquirer"]
* [ ESPN Quite Frankly]
*imdb name|1946567|Stephen A. Smith

NAME=Smith, Stephen A.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Smith, Stephen Anthony
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Sports journalist
DATE OF BIRTH=October 14, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH=Bronx, New York, United States

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