If you’re a sports fan then you already know the name Stephen A. Smith. He is boisterous, opinionated, and highly intelligent. Locally he spent over a decade working for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Nationally he appears on several TV shows on ESPN, can be heard on numerous radio shows (including his new show on Sirius XM), and has appeared on TV and movies as an actor. He was even spoofed on Saturday Night Live for his sometimes over-the-top personality.
On Tuesday, November 11th he broadcast his new Sirius XM Radio show live from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Once the show wrapped up, he took some time out to speak with Independent Philly about his time in Philadelphia, the current state of professional sports, and what it takes to make it as a sports journalist in today’s market.