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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Stephen A. Smith

Finalist in Journalist

About Stephen A. Smith

One of the biggest names in sports journalism, Stephen A. Smith is a longtime co-host on ESPN First Take and frequent contributor to SportsCenter. In addition to his on-camera commentary on news in the sports world, Stephen is well known for his scorching hot takes and catchphrases, many of which he delivers on his Twitter and Instagram pages. In fact, he’s spawned a few memes all on his own. Over the course of the past decade, he has accumulated more than 4.5M followers on Twitter with his Instagram following quickly catching up at nearly 3M thanks in part to his viral adoption of the baby-face filter and his love of hating the Dallas Cowboys.

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