Shelly Smith is one of the most respected names in the world of journalism. She is super successful American sports correspondent. At this moment, she works for the ESPN SportsCenter. She is associated with ESPN in January 1997 after working as a part-time reporter for the network since 1993.
Shelly Smith was born in 1958 and this makes her age 58 years at this time. She is an American by her nationality. Her ethnicity is white. She made her parents proud of her professional achievements. She was born to Ron Smith and Luanne Smith. It seems like she is a single child of her parents. There is no info available about her siblings.
From her early age, Shelly Smith was enthusiastic about journalism. She waived a dream to be a professional correspondent in future. She attended the University of Nebraska. She was at the University from 1976 to 1981. She was studious. She completed her degree with major in journalism and political science.
Before landing her steps to ESPN, she served as a writer/reporter for the Sports Illustrated. Later on, she also worked for the Pacific Stars and Stripes and The San Francisco Examiner. She also managed to win a William Randolph Hearst Award in 1986. She won it for her series on Title IX in Bay Area.
She left ESPN due to breast cancer in October 2014 and made her comeback in April 2015.
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Spotting some lights on her personal life and biography, Shelly Smith has a child as a daughter. Her daughter named Dylann Tharp who is the student of the University of Oregon. She is the captain of the women’s soccer team. As of now, there is no info about her husband. Right now, she is not married. There is no info about her present relationship. Possibly, she is single.
Apart from her broadcasting career, she is also the co-founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation newsletter, worked on various committees for The Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro. She is also a volunteer writer for many charitable organizations such as Serra Project. She also established herself as a successful author. She is the author of two books. She is also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.
Shelly Smith has phenomenal roles in the world of journalism. There is no info about her height and weight. Certainly, she maintains a pretty amount of bank balance from her total salary. Her fans want to find out about her net worth. Until now, she has not revealed any info about her net worth but is expected to be around $1 million. Her salary might be in the range of 200k-300k. Moreover, detail info about her life and bio can be taken from Wiki.