Claire Smith Biography

December 21, 2018
First published on:December 21, 2018
by Jorden

Facts of Claire Smith

Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Claire Smith
Famous Name Claire Smith
Father William
Mother Bernice
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Birth Place Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Currently Working For ESPN
Salary $85,000
Net Worth $1 million
Children Son Joshua
Profession journalist
Current City Ellington, Connecticut
School attended Neshaminy High School
University attended Temple University
Full Name Claire Smith

Claire Smith is a famous sports journalist currently working for ESPN. She is a known tv sportscaster and mostly appears on the sports news edition. Other than working for ESPN, she also worked for Hartford Courant, New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

The resident of Ellington, Connecticut, Claire Smith, reportedly earns around $85,000, as her yearly salary from the network, and as of 2018, she reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. Details about her husband/boyfriend were not disclosed yet but she has a son named Joshua.

Claire Smith Early Life and Educational History

Claire Smith was born in Langhorne, Pennsylvania to parents William and Bernice. As per her nationality, she is American and belongs to Mixed ethnic group.

Claire's father is was an illustrator and sculptor, besides, her mother was a chemist working for the General Electric.

Claire Smith completed her high school from Neshaminy High School. After completing high school, Claire attended Penn State University and later on, joined the Temple University and acquired her Bachelor's degree in journalism.

CAPTION: Claire Smith SOURCE: ESPN front row

She got her starting job as a journalist in the Bucks Courier.

Claire Smith Net worth and Salary

Claire Smith is one of the most popular ESPN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman.

As ESPN is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. Since Claire Smith is a regular ESPN anchor, she earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

The American sportscaster/journalist Claire Smith has an estimated net worth of $1 million. ESPN Reporters earn an amount of $85,000 annually, or $41 per hour, 76 percent higher than the national average of $38,000 per year for all Reporters and 33 percent higher than the national average for all working Americans.

As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of more than $85,000 from her successful reporting career with ESPN. Further, ESPN reporter receives an added sum of money from her radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

Claire Smith Professional Career

American sportswriter Smith started her career by covering the New York Yankees from 1983-87. She worked for the Hartford Courant as the first female Major League Baseball beat writer. In addition, Claire worked forNew York Times as their columnist from 1991-98 and for the Philadelphia Inquirer as their editor and columnist.

Currently, she works as a news editor for ESPN. Claire was removed by the San Diego Padres from the visitor's clubhouse after the first game of the 1984 National League Championship Series.

Later, Steve Garvey, San Diego's first baseman, left the clubhouse, told her she still had a job to do and conducted an interview. Peter Ueberroth, the newly appointed Baseball Commissioner, declared a new rule the next day requiring equal access for all major locker rooms.

Some of the famous female sportscasters of ESPN are Erin Andrews, Suzy Kolber, Sage Steele, Hannah Storm.

Claire Smith Personal Life

The famous sports journalist Claire Smith credits her mother Bernice for sparking her interest in baseball. In addition, Claire has a caring and supportive family.

There is no information about her relationship/affair with anyone. Smith is a career-focused woman and she always remains far from controversies and rumors. Her personal life is not disclosed to the public yet, but it is found that she has a son named Joshua.

Other than being a famous journalist, Claire is quite popular in social media with a large number of followers. She is fond of writing since her childhood. Moreover,  she has still kept the typewriter that her father gifted her.

Claire has a height of around 6 feet, but her body measurements are not available.

Claire's source of inspiration is her parents, and Rachael and Jackie. Besides, she is the diehard fan of Dodgers.

She currently, lives in Ellington, Connecticut, along with her family, and has a beautiful home there.

Facts About Claire Smith

  • Birthplace: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • Parents: William and Bernice
  • Children: Son Joshua
  • Husband: N/A
  • Profession: sports journalist/reporter
  • Salary: $85,000
  • Net worth: $1 million
  • Favorite restaurant: King George II Inn
  • Favorite spot: Washington Crossing Historic Park
  • Hobbies: playing baseball and writing


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