It was a dream job and I don't mind saying, it paid well -- 10 bucks and a hot dog! At 15, my very first job was an announcer for the local little league and somehow it's turned into a career I love -- but sadly, minus the hot dogs.
I've had the privilege of covering many major sporting events like the Super Bowl, BCS Championship Game, PGA Championship, NCAA Tournament, and playoffs in the four major professional sports. It's always a special honor to interview icons in the game like Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Pete Rose, and Smokin' Joe Frazier. However, my favorite part of the job is telling the stories of the inspiring, the unusual -- and, of course, talking to diehard sports fans.
I've enjoyed many wonderful stops in my career before moving to Tampa, most recently at FOX in Washington, DC. I experienced that "dry heat" in Phoenix while working at KPHO. Meanwhile, my first taste of live television was in Tulsa, Oklahoma at KOTV. And it all started for me in my hometown of San Jose, California -- the OTHER Bay Area -- at Cal-Hi Sports.
I graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where I played football for the Bisons, and yes, that's two S's.
This is the part where I tell you about my spare time, but with two young kids, I don't have any. My wife Carina and I are blessed with a boy and a girl, Carson and Camryn.
Will the champion reign supreme, or will Scott Smith call interference on the peanut gallery?
Welcome to cupcake Saturday in NCAA College Football. Many of the tops teams schedule a breather before getting into bowl game territory.
FOX 13 Sports Director Scott Smith talks to Bucs and Saints fans in Ybor City to try and figure out why the Tampa Bay team can't keep it together.
It's week 12 of college football, which means Sports Director Scott Smith and Chris Cato are feeling the chill of national championship pressure.
The NCAA College Football season is tightening in on playoffs, so naturally, Scott Smith and Chris Cato have opinions.
Will the champion continue his reign? FOX 13's Scott Smith heard the concerns about the rules of Thursday night trivia - and completely dismissed them.
Upon further review - Scott Smith was met with smiling faces and delicious food at Cypress Point Park Monday after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Arizona Cardinals, Bucs Head Coach Bruce Arians' former team.
Playoff hopes have reached a fever pitch in week 11 of the NCAA College Football season.
Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber tries to overthrow tight end trivia king, Cameron Brate, in this week's Thursday Night Trivia with Scott Smith.
It's week 10 and the right for the NCAA College Football National Championship is coming down to the wire.