Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

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


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

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

#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

Has Steph Curry joined the ranks of fake moon landing conspiracy theorists?

First, it was Kyrie Irving saying with his entire chest that the Earth is flat (it’s round) in 2017 on a podcast. Now we have Golden State Warriors’ superstar Steph Curry saying, apparently, that man did not walk on the moon (they did). Link to Story

Atlanta Hawks fans try to troll Kevin Durant with “Draymond Hates You!” chant

On Monday night, the Warriors were in Atlanta to play the Hawks and late in the third quarter, with Golden State leading 92-74, Hawks fans attempted to rattle Durant while he was at the free throw line. Link to Story

Allen Iverson says Michael Jordan called him a “Lil Bitch” when he met him so he paid him back with infamous crossover

One of the most unforgettable moments of Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame career came during his rookie season during a 1997 game against the Chicago Bulls when he famously caught Michael Jordan with his iconic crossover. Link to Story

Kaepernick applauds after Eric Reid kneels during anthem in first game back in NFL

Reid, signed by the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 28 while the team was on its bye week, played in his first game this season and continued his protests, taking a knee before the Panthers’ 33-31 win over the New York Giants in Charlotte. Link to Story

George Taliaferro, first black player drafted by NFL, dies at 91

Taliaferro became a superstar at Indiana University at a time when black players weren’t afforded many opportunities in college football or the pros. Link to Story

Protests continue at Philly Starbucks following arrest of two Black men

Four days after a viral video of two Black men being arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks touched off national outrage – and heavy damage control by the coffee giant – activists once again took over the establishment and angrily made their voices heard with a list of demands. “Enough is enough,” shouted Rev. Link to Story

Miami Dolphins player says he plans to continue police brutality protest during national anthem

As the 2018 NFL season kicked off in earnest last weekend, a few players continued their silent protests of police brutality and systemic racism during the national anthem—undeterred by the complaints of Donald Trump. One of those men was Kenny Stills, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. Link to Story

Forbes lists Serena Williams as world’s highest paid female athlete

It’s good to be Serena Williams. Even though she spent most of year adjusting to motherhood, Serena Williams is – according to Forbes — once again far and away the highest paid female athlete on Earth for the third straight year. Link to Story

White Detroit business owner spits on Black security guard, later charged with assault

When you think of all of the different ways to express anger or displeasure at someone, one of the worst ways is to spit on them. Well, that’s exactly what a white Detroit business owner did to a Black security guard earlier this week. Now he is paying the price. The Detroit Free Press reports that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged 50-year-old Robert Stanzler, owner of Detroit Mercantile Co. in the city’s iconic Eastern Market, with misdemeanor assault and battery for his vile behavior on July 17. 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.

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