Shelley Smith Bio

Shelley Smith Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, ESPN, Stroke, Cancer

Shelley Smith Biography

Shelley Smith is an American sports correspondent who works for ESPN SportsCenter as a Correspondent. Smith joined ESPN in January 1997 as a full-time correspondent after working part-time for the network since 1993.

Shelley Smith Age

She was born in 1958 in , Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Shelley Smith Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Shelley Smith Parents

She is a beloved daughter of Ron Smith(father) and Luanne Smith(mother).

Shelley Smith Husband

She is single as of 2022. However, she was once married to Mike Tharp who then served as a reporter for the wall Street Journal.

Shelley Smith Kids

She is a loving mother of one, a daughter called Dylann Tharp. Tharp was an All-Pac-12 Conference second-team 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. Tharp and Smith collaborated with Keyshawn Johnson to create “The Trojan War,” a 30-minute documentary on the 2005 USC Trojans’ attempt for the BCS national championship game against eventual champion Texas.

Shelley Smith Stroke

Following suffering what she described as stroke-like symptoms in the Golden State Warriors’ locker room after Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, ESPN reporter Shelley Smith was receiving testing at an Oakland-area hospital Sunday evening.

Shelley Smith Cancer

Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2014, her third cancer (after uterine and melanoma) and underwent treatment until June 2015. She is cancer-free after a followup mammography revealed no indication of disease.

Shelley Smith ESPN

Smith has been a five-time Emmy-winning reporter since joining ESPN in January 1997. She most recently won an Emmy for long-form feature reporting for a story she conducted on blind USC long snapper Jake Olson, with whom she and her producer documented his journey for nine years. She was also a finalist in that area, nominated for a story about Schuye LaRue. LaRue was a former collegiate basketball star who is now homeless and suffering from schizophrenia. She has also won the WISE woman of the year award and the Vitale Foundation’s John Saunders spirit award.

Shelley Smith Books

She’s also co-authored three books with former New York Jets quarterback and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson: “Just Give Me The Damn Ball,” “You Play to Win The Game,” with previous coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards, and “Games Girls Play: Lessons to Guiding and Understanding Young Female Athletes.”

Smith worked for the Associated Press, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Pacific Stars & Stripes. He was the first to get an exclusive interview with Ben Johnson, whose gold medal was withdrawn after he tested positive for steroids while reporting the 1988 Olympics. Smith accompanied him on his flight from Seoul to New York.

Shelley Smith Salary

She earns an approximate salary of $80,000 annually.

Shelley Smith Networth

Her networth is approximately $2 million.