Jay Scott Smith

Journalist. Broadcaster. Storyteller

Philadelphia, PA

Jay Scott Smith

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


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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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

Westwood football bounces back with dominant effort against Mahwah (VIDEOS)

After suffering their worst loss of the season in its last game two weeks ago, Westwood answered with its most complete game of the season, dominating Mahwah 20-6 on Friday night in Washington Township. Mahwah leads the all-time series 7-5, but Westwood has won the last three meetings. After losing to Lakeland 42-8, Westwood came off its bye week and struck first against the rival Thunderbirds.
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Requiem of a Black Hulkamaniac

To make the public announcement that Hulk Hogan is 'back in the family' comes as a slap in the face to the legions of black fans who have made pro wrestling the cultural phenomenon that it is
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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?

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

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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WWE Bringing Back Hulk Hogan Is An Insult To Black Wrestling Fans

So, for WWE, which, like so many others in this country, has profiteered from and off of black culture–to welcome back a man who openly admitted on camera that he “is a racist” and is spitting out n-words like Migos bars, is insulting and another gut punch to so many black wrestling fans. With the political and social climate what it is, WWE needs to think long and hard before they go parading Terry Bollea’s ass back on their TV talking about “all is forgiven” because it damn sure isn’t.
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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



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