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Michael Smith is an anchor, commentator and reporter for ESPN. Since joining the network in 2004, Michael has regularly appeared on ESPN studio programs in a wide variety of roles, including as Co-Anchor for the for 6 p.m. eastern weekday edition of SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship program; as an NFL reporter and insider for SportsCenter, NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown; and in 2016 as the co-anchor for Fantasy Football Now. From 2011-2017, Michael co-hosted a daily midday talk show, first entitled Numbers Never Lie and later re-named His & Hers, after his popular podcast. He also periodically appears as a panelist on Around the Horn and was a correspondent for ESPN's news magazine show, E:60, from 2007-10. 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.