Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

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


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

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

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

NRA suggests ‘Waffle House’ hero should have used gun, despite apparently not needing one

One of the key talking points that the National Rifle Association and other opponents of gun reform trot out regularly is “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Well, no one told James Shaw Jr. this. Link to Story

Fans wonder whether LeBron’s injured hand cost the Cavs a championship

As the Golden State Warriors celebrated their second straight NBA Championship, and third title in four years, late on Friday night, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James made a startling revelation during the post game press conference. Link to Story

5 Things Howard University Must Do Next

Howard University continues to pick up the pieces after a after a whistleblower’s bombshell blog post exposed six Howard University employees who allegedly stole more than $1 million from the university. The fallout has led to a public relations nightmare for the world-renowned HBCU, protests by angry students, numerous questions from alumni and donors, and a social media field day as one of the biggest offenders became a hashtag on Twitter and the butt of jokes on late night TV. Link to Story

Steph Curry inks multiyear deal with Sony

The company will develop and produce film and television projects with a focus on family, faith, and sports. It will also extend to opportunities in partnerships, electronics, gaming, and virtual reality. Link to Story

Giannis Antetokounmpo gets unexpected guidance from Kevin Durant

With his combination of speed, agility, and power, one player that the “Greek Freak” is often compared to is Kevin Durant. Durant, the reigning NBA Finals MVP and the 2014 League MVP, also spent a majority of his career playing in a small market — spending nearly a decade in Oklahoma City after one season in Seattle. Link to Story

Sloane Stephens stalls out in French Open Final finishes second

Sloane Stephens appeared on the verge of winning her second straight Grand Slam tournament before Romanian Simona Halep stormed back to win Saturday’s French Open final, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Stephens, the 10th seed who won last year’s U.S. Open, had never advanced past the preliminary rounds at Roland Garros. She rolled into the Final with consecutive straight set victories over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina and fellow American Madison Keys. Link to Story

Could Seattle really have a spot open for Colin Kaepernick? Coach throws hints

Colin Kaepernick has not played a down in the NFL since 2016. Countless teams have avoided Kaepernick, opting to sign lesser-talented journeymen, or even retired players rather than the one-time Super Bowl quarterback due to his social activism. Link to Story

Meek Mill released from prison

Rapper Meek Mill, who has been jailed following multiple probation violations, has been ordered released from prison. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release, overruling Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley who, throughout the case, had faced frequent – and unfounded – claims of bias and requests to recuse herself. 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, Huffington Post, Newsweek Magazine, and the Daily Beast.

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