Michael Smith (sports reporter)

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Michael Smith 2010.jpg
Smith in 2010.
Born(1979-08-01) August 1, 1979 (age 34)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
EthnicityBlack
EducationLoyola University
OccupationTelevision Sports Commentator (ESPN) commentator, sportswriter, sports reporter
Notable credit(s)ESPN First Take
NFL Live
1st and 10
Around The Horn
Numbers Never Lie
ReligionChristianity
Website
ESPN
 
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Michael Smith 2010.jpg
Smith in 2010.
Born(1979-08-01) August 1, 1979 (age 34)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
EthnicityBlack
EducationLoyola University
OccupationTelevision Sports Commentator (ESPN) commentator, sportswriter, sports reporter
Notable credit(s)ESPN First Take
NFL Live
1st and 10
Around The Horn
Numbers Never Lie
ReligionChristianity
Website
ESPN

Michael Anthony Smith II[1] (born August 1, 1979) is an NFL reporter for ESPN and a senior writer for ESPN.com.[2]

Career[edit]

Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where he attended McDonogh No. 35 Senior High School. After graduation he attended Loyola University of New Orleans. As a high school third string quarterback, he was defeated by Eli Manning, now of the New York Giants.[2]

Smith watched the New England Patriots for three years. He joined ESPN part-time in September 2004 as an NFL Insider. He has been a guest caller, as well as a guest host along with Erik Kuselias on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning and has appeared as a panelist on the ESPN's Around the Horn.[2][3] As of July 25, 2012 Smith has won on Around the Horn 12 times in 603 appearances.

Smith has been an illustrator for ESPN the Magazine, where he specialized in drawings of NFL coverage, as well as a sketch artist for the ESPN television newsmagazine E:60.[2][4] Smith is now a co-host of the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie, which debuted September 12, 2012.

On February 4, 2013, Smith debuted His & Hers, a podcast which he co-hosts with his friend and ESPN colleague, Jemele Hill. Due to the popularity of the podcast they have two podcasts a week and His & Hers Daily.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/#!/undecided/status/190182601984712704
  2. ^ a b c d "Michael Smith bio page". ESPNmediazone3.com. 2010 1 March. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Horne, James D (14 May 2004). "ESPN's shows give relief from the monotonous everyday horror". The Leaf-Chronicle. p. B1. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Smith, Michael (1 December 2008). "Last Laugh U". ESPN The Magazine.