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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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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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Striking Out: What's Gone Wrong For Baseball?

Last night’s All-Star game was a glut of power hitting and pitching: 10 homers, 25 strikeouts. But baseball is in a slump. Attendance is down, fans are older, millennials are staying away. What ails our national pastime?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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