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Lecture: Stephen A. Smith, journalist
- Wed, November 6, 2013 @ 07:30 PM
- Reighard Multipurpose Room, Student Memorial Center
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- This event is free and open to the public
Description: On November 6, Stephen A. Smith, one of the preeminent voices in the African-American community, will present the lecture "Adversity: Keep Your Head in the Game!" in the Reighard Multipurpose Room, Student Memorial Center at 7:30 p.m.
About the Speaker: Smith built his foundation as a journalist over the course of 17 years in New York and Philadelphia. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University, Smith's journalism career began as a high school sportswriter at the New York Daily News in the summer of 1993. Just 14 months later, he departed to cover college basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer. After four years as a beat writer on the Philadelphia 76ers, he became an NBA columnist in 2001. By March 2003, Smith was promoted to general sports columnist, becoming one of only 21 African Americans in the nation to hold such a title at that time.
Smith's career at ESPN began just seven months later, when he was hired to become an analyst on its premier basketball show, NBA Shootaround. In December 2009, Smith joined the FOX Sports Radio Network as a regular contributor and took on the network's east coast morning drive show on January 4, 2010. In early February 2011, Smith returned to ESPN as a weeknight radio show host on 1050 ESPN Radio New York as well as 710 ESPN Radio Los Angeles (KSPN-AM), and is also a columnist for ESPN.com.
Ticket Information: This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by Millersville University's Black Student Union, National Broadcasting Society, African American Studies, NAACP Student Chapter the Office of Social Equity and Diversity, Athletics and the Frederick Douglass Celebration of Black Culture.