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Michael Smith is the Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer at (co)laboratory, a Culver City, Calif., based, first-of-its-kind studio and content incubator working at the intersection of sports, entertainment, and culture.. From 2004-19, Michael served as anchor, host, commentator and reporter for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN, Michael was a reporter for the Boston Globe, serving as the paper’s NFL and New England Patriots beat writer. Michael began his journalism career while a student at Loyola University in his hometown of New Orleans, serving as a sports reporter and copy editor for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and sports columnist for the award-winning Loyola Maroon. Michael attended Loyola University receiving his BS in mass communication (2001). He lives in Farmington, Conn., with his wife and three children. Michael is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.