Stephen A. Smith to discuss adversity Monday

Stephen A. Smith. Photo courtesy of twitter.

Stephen A. Smith. Photo courtesy of twitter.

Dan Armelli

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith will be the Center for Student Involvement’s last speaker in its 2015 Leadership Speaker Series. The columnist will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Kiva. 

Smith’s discussion is entitled “Adversity and Keeping Your Head in the Game.” 

Smith is currently known for his work on “ESPN First Take” alongside fellow journalist Skip Bayless and host Molly Qerim. The show is known for its lively debate between Smith and Bayless.

Smith got his start with ESPN in 2005 when he hosted “Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith,” a daily, hour-long program.

After the show ended in 2007, Smith appeared on various other ESPN shows, including “Jim Rome is Burning” and “Pardon the Interruption.” 

After a stint with Fox Sports Radio from 2010 to 2011, he became a columnist for and radio show host featured in various ESPN Radio cities.

Smith eventually earned a permanent spot on “First Take” after making many guest appearances. 

Smith has also written for the New York Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Dan Armelli is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].