Facts of Stephen Anthony Smith
|Full Name:||Stephen Anthony Smith|
|Age:||51 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||August 14, 1967|
|Mother's Name:||Jannet Smith|
|Marital Status:||Not Known|
|Education:||Fashion Institute of Technology|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 10 inches (1.80m)|
|Salary:||$1 million per year|
|Net Worth:||$14 million|
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The American personality as an actor Stephen Anthony Smith is currently famous as ESPN sports commentator. Alongside Max Kellerman, Smith is a featured commentator on ESPN’s First Take, a show that is reviewing daily sports news.
Stephen Smith Bio, parents, childhood
Smith grew up in Queens, but he was born on 14 October 1967 in the Bronx, NY. He grew up along with one younger brother and four sisters.
Smith’s parents came from the United States Virgin Islands where his dad was a baseball player and also basketball star in the 1950s, and later he managed to run a hardware store. Smith’s younger brother was very supportive to him, but in 1992, he died in a car accident. Smith does have his half-brother on his father’s side.
Smith tweeted about his mom’s health and her condition, and on 1st June 2017, he tweeted about the loss of his parents.
“Passing of BOTH my Mom & Dad. I’m far from the sentimental type, but I couldn’t help but reach out to thank all of you who’ve reached out with supportive words and encouragement. I’ll be back on @FirstTake on Monday ready to roar. Again, Thank You All!”
Stephen’s education and Journey to Basketball
Stephen went at Thomas Edison High School in Queens where he was raised, and later he joined Fashion Institute of Technology. After a year, he accepted a Basketball scholarship, and with that scholarship, he went at Winston Salem State University, where he played basketball under his coach Clarence Gaines.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Career
Since 1994, Stephen Smith started to work as a reporter in college, and his journalism career was already launched with Winston-Salem journal as a clerk in the sports department. On the same year, he joined with Greensboro News and Record & the New York Daily News.
Anthony signed Philadelphia Inquirer as a general sports columnist.
In 1999, he put his hands on TV career for CNN/SI, and after six years, he was offered to host ESPN show.
People used to love his words and believed what he used to say and which made him famous American media.
On an acting career, he has appeared in ABC soap opera General Hospital as a reporter and also had portrayed in Chris Rock motion picture ‘I think I Love My Wife.’
Stephen Anthony Smith’s Controversy and rumors
Smith jokingly passed his ‘Stay off the weed!’ comment at the demand of the live crowd attending the live First Take taping in Oakland, earning praise from the crowd and his First Take co-hosts. The Warriors eventually won the series and the NBA championship in a four-game sweep.
The controversial ESPN host also talked about wide receiver Josh Gordon’s ongoing battle with drug addiction and mental health issues recently in December 2018.
This is a HORRIBLE take from Stephen A Smith on mental illness and addiction. I’m absolutely appalled this aired on television. pic.twitter.com/W7tYQca2OA
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 21, 2018
Smith was once feud Ayesha Curry, the wife of a basketball player after he made some controversial comments on her and which also put him in trend. Not only this, he was suspended for a week from ESPN in 2014.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s marital life
Stephen A. Smith, the famous commentator for ESPN sports, is willing to keep his part confidential in chorus with his hyped-up profession. He seldom posts photos of his wife or anyone related to him as a girlfriend in her Instagram and Twitter account. Man! That is too much privacy.
Stephen Anthony Smith’s total Net worth till 2018
Smith is an American sports media figure, who has earned massive net worth if compared with other Sports commentator. Smith Anthony has a net worth of $ 14million, and he does receive $5 million annually from ESPN. So Smith doesn’t stop here; he is also making $1 million from his Sirius/XM radio annually. Well, Smith is a quite rich man.
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