About Stephen A Smith

Stephen A Smith Show podcasts can be found here: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive/_/id/18418427

The Stephen A Smith Show features ESPN’s premiere columnist, opinion shaper and face of debate and can be heard weekdays on 103.3 FM ESPN from 1-3pm.

In addition to his radio duties, Stephen A continues to be a featured commentator  on ESPN’s First Take weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., discussing and debating the sports topics of the day. He joined First Take on a permanent basis in 2012.

Smith joined ESPN in 2003 as an analyst for the network’s NBA Shootaround (since renamed NBA Countdown) pregame show. He regularly appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, ESPN2’s First Take and as guest host of Pardon the Interruption and Jim Rome is Burning.

From 2011 until 2014, Smith hosted a two-hour (1-3 p.m.), weekday local show on ESPN Radio 98.7FM in New York.  For one year, starting in 2011, he also hosted a local show on ESPN LA 710AM in Los Angeles, covering both coasts.

Smith also hosted a morning show on Fox Sports Radio. Previously, Smith held several positions – most recently as a general sports columnist – during 16 years with the Philadelphia Inquirer (1994-2010). Prior to joining the Inquirer, Smith was a reporter with the Winston-Salem Journal, the Greensboro News and Record and the New York Daily News.

After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year, Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he graduated in 1991.