Larry Smith Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, LEX 18, Wife, Family, Net Worth and Salary

Larry Smith is an American Emmy award-winning anchor working at LEX 18 as an evening anchor alongside Nancy Cox and Angie Beavin.

Larry Smith Biography

Larry Smith is an American Emmy award-winning anchor working at LEX 18 where he serves as an evening anchor alongside Nancy Cox and Angie Beavin. He joined LEX 18 in December 2020, after previously working at GPB Sports where he served as a freelance play-by-play announcer and color commentator.                   

Larry Smith Career

Smith started his career during his college years at radio stations WMCI-FM and WLBH-FM in Mattoon, Illinois. Not long after, his television career began at WICD in Champaign, Illinois, and later on, he worked at WBIR in Knoxville and WPTV in West Palm Beach. Larry later secured a job at CNN where he served as a correspondent and sports anchor.

While he worked in Atlanta, he covered over 60 major championships worldwide inclusive of four Olympics, six Super Bowls, and many Final Fours. In addition, he has also served as a regular host for Gametime on NBA TV and host for Major League Baseball playoff coverage.

In 1994, he led NN’s coverage of the end of Major League Baseball’s players’ strike. He also served as the correspondent for the Michael Vick saga and became the first to interview Michael Phelps after he won record eight gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Later on, he worked at WJLA in Washington, D.C., WGCL in Atlanta, and WCPO in Cincinnati. While he worked at WJLA in Washington, D.C., he won a Regional Emmy for his reporting on the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture and covered the 2017 presidential inauguration.

Furthermore, he has been serving as a play-by-play announcer for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s coverage of the basketball championships and Georgia High School football since 2013. Further, for his reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was awarded a Peabody Award. The Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University awarded him with the Distinguished Alumni Award. During his leisure time, he enjoys golf, bowling, touring museums, and spending ample time with his wife.

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Larry Smith Age

Smith was born in  Mattoon, Illinois. He likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40’s.

Larry Smith Height

Smith stands at a height of 5 feet 8 (1.73 m) inches tall.

Larry Smith Family

Smith was born and raised in  Mattoon, Illinois. He has a younger sister called Shelby however, he has not revealed the names of his parents as he likes to keep his personal life away from the limelight.

Larry Smith Wife

Smith is married to Rita. They have two children, a boy, and a girl, Jaylen, and Elijah. Jaylen is a first-year student at Mercer University in Georgia majoring in psychology and Spanish. Their son, Elijah, is a senior in high school and plans to major in journalism.

Larry Smith Net Worth

Smith has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a correspondent, anchor, and reporter.

Larry Smith Salary

Smith earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Larry Smith LEX 18

Smith works at LEX 18 where he works alongside other famous LEX 18 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Angie Beavin
  2. Claire Crouch
  3. Nancy Cox
  4. Dia Davidson
  5. Conroy Delouche
  6. Kristen Edwards
  7. Chris Goodman
  8. Tom Ackerman
  9. Emily Goodman
  10. Bill Meck
  11. Seth Phillips
  12. Anna Tarullo

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Smith.

Who is Smith? He is an American Emmy award-winning anchor, correspondent, and reporter
AgeNot Available
Height5 feet 8 (1.73m)
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
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