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Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

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

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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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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.
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Eagles' Chris Long gives up millions to help kids find better education

When the Eagles take the field against Washington tonight, defensive lineman Chris Long will be playing for free. The veteran lineman, and son of Pro Football hall-of-famer Howie Long, is donating this season’s entire salary to help kids in Philadelphia and elsewhere get a better education.
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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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Philadelphia teachers' Black Lives Matter week stirs inspiration amid controversy

For Charlie McGeehan, it was a move inspired by a group of teachers on the other side of the country.
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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.
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Players, fans confident ‘underdog’ Eagles will fly higher than Falcons

Despite a 13-and-3 record and being the No. 1 seed overall in the NFC, the loss of quarterback Carson Wentz has left the Eagles in a familiar spot: The Underdog. Going into Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles have been installed as underdogs — the first time a No. 1 seed has been an underdog in a divisional game.
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Patriots Fall To The Eagles In Super Bowl LII (Audio)

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl on Sunday night in Minnesota. This win is the first in the Eagles' history. Jay Scott Smith, Reporter and Producer for Morning Edition at WHYY chimes in from Philadelphia.
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Patriots Face The Eagles In Super Bowl LII (Audio)

On Sunday, the New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Minnesota.
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Philly Councilwoman Helen Gym unflinching in calls to remove Rizzo statue

Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym doesn't mince words when she describes how she feels about Frank Rizzo. After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gym on Monday morning sent these tweets about the statue honoring the late police commissioner and mayor who was known for sometimes brutal treatment of the black and gay communities.
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South Jersey teen's love of science leads him to build nuclear fusor...in his basement

At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, not far from the campus of the Ivy League university, physicist and Princeton professor Andrew Zwicker recently showed Steven Udotong a professional version of the project the youth is working on at home. "It is," Zwicker answered, moving a lever on the metal machine in the lobby of the building.
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About

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.

Feel free to connect with me with any interview requests or opportunities at JayScottSmith@outlook.com

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Skills

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