Michael Smerconish Biography
Michael A. Smerconish is an American media personality serving as a radio host and television presenter, newspaper columnist, author, and lawyer. He broadcasts The Michael Smerconish Program on weekdays at 9:00 a.m. ET on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel (124), and hosts the CNN and CNN International program Smerconish at 9:00 a.m. ET on Saturdays and also serves as a Sunday newspaper columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Michael Smerconish Age
Smerconish was born on March 15, 1962, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Michael Smerconish Height
Michael stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Michael Smerconish Education
He attended Central Bucks High School West, a public high school in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and received his B.A. from Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was awarded several honorary degrees: a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Widener University on May 26, 2016, a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Delaware Valley College on May 19, 2018, and a Doctor of Science degree from the University of the Sciences on May 20, 2020.
Michael Smerconish Parents
Smerconish is the son of Florence Smerconish and Walter Smerconish. He is of Italian and Montenegrin descent. His father was a longtime Central Bucks School District teacher and guidance counselor and was also an army veteran who served in the Korean war and studied at what was formerly known as Bloomsburg State Teachers College, now Bloomsburg University, and Lehigh University. He died in 2018.
Michael Smerconish Siblings
He has a brother named Wally Smerconish.
Michael Smerconish Wife
Michael is married to Lavinia Smerconish a real estate agent currently working as a Realtor at Compass. She previously worked for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach and helps clients buy and sell homes and properties in the Main Line, the Delaware Valley and Chester County. She attended The Baldwin School from kindergarten through 12th grade and studied English and psychology at Duke University.
Michael Smerconish Children
Michael and his wife have three sons, Simon, Wilson and Michael. His wife also has a daughter Caitlin Chagan from her previous marriage.
Michael Smerconish CNN
Smerconish is the host of the weekly Saturday TV program on CNN fittingly called “Smerconish.” and also the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM, an author and public speaker. He also hosts “The Michael Smerconish Program,” a daily talk-radio program heard exclusively since 2013 on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124. Smerconish delivers the program live from 9am-Noon and it replays from 9pm — Midnight.
His eponymous CNN program debuted in 2014. CNN’s “Smerconish” airs on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am EST and he appears regularly as a guest on other CNN programming. Previously he was nationally syndicated in more than 100 markets on terrestrial radio, after a successful stint as a morning drive host for CBS in Philadelphia. Smerconish is an attorney who once served in the Administration of President George Herbert Walker Bush when he was just 29-years old. He and his wife Lavinia have raised four children in suburban Philadelphia.
Michael Smerconish Books
He has authored seven books: two are New York Times best sellers, and his novel TALK! was optioned for television by Warner Brothers. His latest book is titled Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns. “Clowns” is a compilation of 100 newspaper columns, each with a contemporary afterword, drawn from the 1,047 commentaries Smerconish published in the Philadelphia Daily News and Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer in the first 15 years following 9/11. The book gave rise to a speaking tour dubbed “American Life in Columns,” featuring the author sharing stories from the book with live audiences in two dozen small theatres all across America.
Michael Smerconish Awards
Michael is the recipient of several Philadelphia Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host and Best Evening Program. Philadelphia Magazine named him the City’s best talk show host in 2004, as well as one of the City’s most powerful citizens.
Michael Smerconish Salary
Michael earns an annual salary of $500,000.
Michael Smerconish Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
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