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Michael Anthony Smith II (born August 1, 1979) is an ESPN host and commentator.[1]

Michael Smith
Born (1979-08-01) August 1, 1979 (age 40)
EducationLoyola University New Orleans
OccupationTelevision Sports Commentator (ESPN), Sportswriter, Sports Reporter
Notable credit(s)
Around The Horn
Numbers Never Lie
His & Hers
Mike & Mike


Michael Smith co-hosted ESPN SC6 with Jemele Hill as well as the weekly His & Hers Podcast on ESPN Radio and iTunes. Also, Smith is a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn.[2] Prior to joining ESPN on a full-time basis, Smith covered the New England Patriots and the NFL from 2001 to 2004 as a reporter for the Boston Globe. He then joined ESPN in September 2004 as a senior writer for and an NFL Insider for SportsCenter and NFL Live. He also offered reporting and commentary on various ESPN and ESPN2 studio shows, as well as for ESPN Radio.[3] Smith was an original correspondent for E:60, which launched in 2007. In 2009 Smith transitioned to anchoring and guest hosting such programs as Mike & Mike, First Take, SportsNation, Outside the Lines, NFL Live, and College Football Live. From 2011 to 2014 he hosted Numbers Never Lie every weekday on ESPN2.[1] From February 2017 to March 2018, Smith was a lead anchor on ESPN's SC6, also known as The Six or SportsCenter 6, which aired weekdays at 6:00pm. On March 8, 2018, Smith announced he would be leaving the show immediately. This announcement did not come as a surprise as his co-anchor departed from the show in January 2018. Currently, he will still be working with ESPN due to contractual agreements.


  1. ^ a b "Michael Smith - Commentator/Host". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Christie, Jennifer Cingari (October 27, 2014). "ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie will change to His & Hers with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on November 3". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
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