Jason Smith Biography
Jason Smith is a reporter regarded to be seemingly predestined to be a prominent figure in Memphis sports-media. Over the years, he has grown from sitting on the baseline at basketball games with his sports journalist father to taking over one of the most popular broadcast slots in local sports radio.
Jason Smith Early Life
Jason was born to Les Smith, a well-known local TV reporter who retired more than three decades ago. His father covered news, sports, and politics in the Bluff City. Jason used to go with his father to sports events and watch him as he did his work. This was what inspired him to become a journalist in the future. In the 1980s, the family moved to Florida from Memphis when Les Smith found a job as a sportscaster for WMC-TV Channel 5.
He was given the opportunity to go to the Commercial Appeal where he spent 13 years. He started off cooking burgers for the rich kids in the area. After some time, he was interviewing the same kids as a preps sports writer. He covered high school sports. Later he became the University of Memphis Tigers’ basketball beat writer. This position gave him added benefits and an elevated profile.
Jason Smith Career
Sometime later, he got the opportunity to switch to radio which he took openly. Although the thought of him having to replace his predecessor and mentor, Chris Vernon, made the transition potentially awkward he jumped at the chance. Since he joined the station, he is the only African-American voice at 92.9 FM and one of a limited number of local African-American sports journalists. His thought on replacing Chris Vernon was:
“Chris Vernon was the guy who taught me it was OK to be me on the radio,” says Jason Smith. “Everybody knows John and I are replacing a Memphis radio icon, an absolute monster in the game.”
So far, the Jason & John show has received many positive reviews ever since he joined it. The show has featured and interviewed notable characters like Grizzly Vince Carte, Craig Sager, and Sinbad, among others. It seems that Jason Smith has settled in the station and won’t be going anywhere for some time. He has found his place in Memphis.
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