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Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

Award-Winning broadcaster, producer, reporter, anchor, 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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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.
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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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Quakers to honor slaves buried on their land in Bucks County

Buried beneath the grounds of the meetinghouse in Bucks County are the souls of an untold number of slaves, some of whom have been buried on the grounds since 1693.
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19th Street Baptist Church looks for preservation-minded buyer

Once again, a historic Philadelphia house of worship is suddenly up for sale as the city’s ever-changing landscape continues to evolve.
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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.
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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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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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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, 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 JayScottSmith@outlook.com

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Skills

  • 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