Shelley Smith ESPN, Cancer, Stroke & Health Update, Bio, ad Net Worth

Shelley Smith Biography

Shelley Smith is a five-time Emmy-winning American journalist, sports correspondent, and author who is currently serving at ESPN SportsCenter since joining in January 1997 after working part-time as a reporter for the network since 1993. She won the Emmy in long-form feature reporting for a piece she did on blind USC long snapper, Jake Olson, whom she and her producer spent nine years documenting his journey. Additionally, Shelley has covered just about every sporting event in existence, including the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, college football, and basketball and she is a past recipient of the Vitale Foundation John Saunders spirit award and the WISE woman of the year.

She has written extensively for ESPN.com and various ESPN in-house entities and she has also written three books; “Just Give Me The Damn Ball”, with ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson, “You Play To Win The Game”, with Herm Edwards, and “Games Girls Play: Lessons to Guiding and Understanding Young Female Athletes.”

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Before serving at Sports Illustrated (1987 to 1988), Shelley worked at the San Francisco Examiner, Pacific Stars & Stripes, and the Associated Press. While covering the 1988 Olympics, she was the first to land an exclusive interview with Ben Johnson, whose gold medal was stripped after he tested positive for steroids and she flew him from Seoul to New York. READ ALSO: Maribel Aber 

Shelley Smith Age, Birthday, Nationality, and Other Ethnic Background

Shelley Smith (age 64 years) was born in 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. She is an American citizen and of white ethnicity. Nevertheless, she is a very secretive person when it comes to her personal details thus not disclosing her date and month of birth thus hard to determine her actual birthday.

Shelley Smith Height, Weight, and Other Body Measurements

Smith stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (approximately 1.66 m). Additionally, maintains an average body weight of around 58kg. He has not revealed any information regarding his other body measurements yet at the moment.

Shelley Smith Parents and Siblings/ Family

Smith was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America to her caring and supportive parents. She is the daughter of Ron Smith and Luanne Smith though she has not provided any details of her siblings at the moment.

Shelley Smith Education Background

Smith attended the University of Nebraska from 1976 to 1981 majoring in journalism and political science.

Shelley Smith Husband/ Spouse and Children

Smith is currently single. Nevertheless, she was once married to Mike Tharp who then served for the Wall Street Journal. She is a very secretive person when it comes to her personal details thus not disclosing her love life to the public.

Additionally, she has one daughter named Dylann Tharp who was an All-Pac-12 Conference second-term soccer player at the University of Oregon and now works for the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club as a freelance producer and middle-school supervisor.

Shelley Smith Cancer and Stroke / Health Updates

Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2014. Her third cancer (after uterine and melanoma), and underwent treatment until June 2015. A subsequent mammogram showed no evidence of disease and she is considered cancer-free. Additionally, on 2017, 14 May, she suffered a stroke in the locker room of Warrior after Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Later, Shelly reported through Twitter about her progress.

Shelley Smith ESPN

Smith is a sports correspondent and author. Furthermore, currently serving at ESPN SportsCenter since joining in January 1997 after working part-time as a reporter for the network since 1993. Furthermore, Shelley won the Emmy in long-form feature reporting for a piece she did on blind USC long snapper, Jake Olson, whom she and her producer spent nine years documenting his journey.

Shelley Smith Salary

Smith is a sports correspondent and author. Moreover, currently serving at ESPN SportsCenter since joining in January 1997 after working part-time as a reporter. Shelley’s salary is estimated to be around $ 80,000 per year.

Shelley Smith’s Net Worth

Shelley is a journalist, sports correspondent, and author. She is currently serving at ESPN SportsCenter since joining in January 1997 after working part-time as a reporter for the network since 1993. Smith’s net worth is around $2 million dollars per year.

Shelley Smith Football

Smith has covered just about every sporting event in existence, including the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, college football, and basketball.

Where is Shelley Smith now?

Smith is a sports correspondent and author who is currently serving at ESPN SportsCenter.