Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

Award-Winning broadcaster, producer, reporter, anchor, and multimedia journalist.


Ryan Howard's Philadelphia legacy stretches further than the field

**Winner of the Associated Press Media Editors 2016 Best Sports Feature Award**
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Big crowds, hometown hero, loud boos give NFL Draft a distinctly Philly feel

**Winner of the Associated Press Media Editors 2017 Best Sports Feature Award**
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Bubba Wallace Helps Change The Face Of NASCAR, But Racist Images Of The Past Still Linger

As NASCAR’s 2019 season gets rolling, the traditional “Good Ol’ Boy” motorsport’s diversity efforts are hampered by its past
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Attorney for the family of Botham Jean, says after shooting, Dallas police, ‘went into cover-up mode’

The family of Botham Jean, the unarmed black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a white former Dallas Police officer last month, filed a federal civil lawsuit last Friday. The suit was filed by attorney Lee Merritt, one of the lawyers representing Jean’s family and it lists Jean’s parents, Bertrum and Allison Jean, as plaintiffs while former officer Amber Guyger and the City of Dallas are defendants. Link to Story

Being black and Muslim in the age of Trump

Muhammad Ali Jr., the Philadelphia-born son of the late legendary fighter, was detained in a Florida airport and allegedly questioned about his religion and the origin of his name. "The immigration guy came over to me and he was like, 'Can I see you for a minute?' I said yeah. No problem," Ali told CNN last week.
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Cheyney University president: school expects to post balanced budget by end of fiscal year

Cheney University made a pair of major announcements Tuesday including one about its once-massive budget deficit.
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Delaware man in custody after he faked being Uber driver and sexually assaulted woman

A Delaware man is facing a number of charges after allegedly posing as an Uber driver and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman.
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Man accused of killing ex-wife in Radnor Wawa arraigned at hospital bedside

The 34-year-old man accused of killing his ex-wife in a Delaware County Wawa was arraigned from his hospital bed Monday. Brian Kennedy was arraigned in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Stephanie Miller, last Thursday. The Chester County man was charged with criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person.
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EXCLUSIVE: Hero security guard shot by police was expecting second child and now his girlfriend and family search for answers

The family of Jemel Roberson, the 26-year-old armed security guard who was shot and killed by a suburban Chicago police officer last weekend, is searching for answers to why he was killed without warning. Link to Story

Florida travel fares increase as fans flock to spring training

As merchandise for the new Phillies star Bryce Harper flies off the shelves, fans are also thinking of flying to Clearwater...
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Woman who took viral video of McDonald’s worker attacked by angry customer did it to make sure he would be caught by police

The woman behind the first major viral video of 2019, where a McDonald’s employee in St. Petersburg, Fla. delivered a flurry of punches to a violent customer, says that she simply wanted to make sure that the customer was caught by police. “I didn’t want (the video) to be out there, but when I was asking the police if he had been caught, they said that they couldn’t find him,” Brenda Biandudi, the woman who shot the Dec. 31 video, told theGrio. Link to Story

#HowardMedicineMatters: Protests erupt over new hospital

Besides draining resources, the new hospital would exclude Howard University Hospital physicians, medical students and residents from providing services and receiving training at the new hospital. Link to Story


Jay Scott Smith

I am an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and producer with more than a decade of broadcast experience.

On the print side, I have had the honor of covering everything from a high school girl's soccer championship to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to the World Series. Whether it is sports writing, news features, human interest, or sports features, I've done it over 20 years as a writer.

Along with hosting a top rated hip-hop show to start my career, I've made multiple media appearances including in Detroit on WCHB AM 1200, Boston's WBUR and frequent guest and host appearances on WDET Detroit Public Radio. I have also made national appearances on ESPN Radio, PRI's The Takeaway, and MSNBC.

My work has also appeared on NPR, TheGrio, Newsweek Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Philadelphia Tribune, and the Daily Beast.

I also host my own podcast called JSC Radio that features opinions and interviews from some of the industry's biggest names.

Feel free to connect with me with any interview requests or opportunities at



  • Radio Reporting
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  • Online Media
  • Podcasting
  • Public Speaking
  • Sports Writing
  • Blogs
  • Long Form Features
  • Journalism
  • Radio
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • News Writing
  • Breaking News
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Audition
  • Human Interest
  • Copy Editing
  • Audio Production
  • Radio
  • Public Radio
  • Video
  • Television