Michael Smerconish Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Michael Smerconish is an American radio host and television presenter, newspaper columnist, author, and lawyer working at CNN. He has been working at the network since joining in February 2014. 

Michael Smerconish Biography

Michael Smerconish is an American radio host and television presenter, newspaper columnist, author, and lawyer working at CNN. He has been working at the network since joining in February 2014. 

Michael Smerconish Education

Smerconish went to Central Bucks High School West where he graduated and attained his high school diploma. He, later on, joined Pennsylvania Law School University where he attained his B.A. Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor’s Degree. He also went to Widener University where he attained his Ph.D. in Humane Letters as well as his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Sciences.

Michael Smerconish Career

Smerconish serves as the host of the weekly Saturday TV program on CNN fittingly by the name “Smerconish.” He is also the host of a newspaper critic, author, and lawyer, The Michael Smerconish Show on SiriusXM’S POTUS Channel 124. In addition to that, he is also in charge of delivering the program live from 9 am-Noon and replays from 9 pm — Midnight. He has also managed to author seven books that are very successful, two are New York Times best sellers.

Smerconish had also made appearances on quite a number of networks including WCAU Channel 10 and provided an election night analysis. Later on, he started serving as a regular commentator and correspondent at the local ABC affiliate (WPVI) program called “Inside Story” which was hosted by Marc Howard. In addition to that, he also made several appearances on CN8’s ” Comcast’s It’s Your Call” which was hosted by Lynn Doyle. He also spent several years working at MSNBC where he served as a guest host of several shows at the network. Some of the shows he hosted include Scarborough Country in the absence of Joe Scarborough (former Republican congressman). In addition to these roles, he also served as a guest host of Hardball on the days that Chris Matthews was absent.

President George H.W. Bush promoted him to a sub-cabinet-level position in the Department of Housing and Urban Planning at the age of 29. Smerconish studied law with James E. Beasley, a renowned Philadelphia-based courtroom lawyer, who is the namesake of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, for ten years before transitioning to broadcasting as a full-time pursuit. Still, Smerconish is a partner at Kline & Specter’s Philadelphia law practice and is a member of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Bar.

Michael Smerconish Age

Smerconish is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on 15 March 1962 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 15th of March every year.

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Michael Smerconish

Michael Smerconish Height

Michael stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

Michael Smerconish Family

Smerconish was born to Florence (Grovich) and Walter Smerconish. He is of Italian and Montenegrin descent. He has a brother named Wally Smerconish.

Michael Smerconish Wife

Smerconish is a married man. He is married to Lavinia, a real estate agent. The couple has a son named Michael Smerconish Jr.

Michael Smerconish Net Worth

Smerconish has an estimated net worth of $2 Million which he has earned through being a radio host and television presenter, newspaper columnist, author, and lawyer.

Michael Smerconish Salary

Smerconish earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Michael Smerconish Books

Smerconish is the author of seven novels, including two of the best sellers in the New York Times. He donated to charities all of the author’s proceeds from five of those manuscripts. His published books are Flying Blind: How Political Correctness Tends to Compromise Airline Safety Post 9/11; Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism, Real Tales That Should Be Fiction; Murdered By Mumia: A Loss, Suffering and Oppression Life Sentence; Morning Drive: Stuff I Wish I Understood Before I Began Talking; Instinct: The Guy Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker; Speak, a novel; and “Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right,”

Michael Smerconish Politics

Smerconish was raised in a Republican household and in 1980 endorsed the failed campaign of his father for the Pennsylvania state legislature. He ran for the state legislature as a law student at Penn Law School, losing the Republican Primary by 419 votes. He was named by President George H.W. Bush to serve in the Bush administration as the Regional Administrator for Philadelphia Area III for Housing and Economic Planning. He broke from the Republican Party in 2008 and voted for Barack Obama for president. He encouraged the GOP to seek “moderation on social issues in order to advance a suburban agenda for the GOP” in order to provide a more moderate agenda for the suburban areas.

In 2010 oped, he said that because of the inability to apprehend Osama bin Laden after seven years of fighting, he would vote for Obama. He wrote that he was afraid that bin Laden’s loss would push him into Obama’s camp.  He revealed in a newspaper column on February 21, 2010, that he had quit the Republican Party. Smerconish voted in the 2016 U.S. presidential election for neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump.

Michael Smerconish CNN

Smerconish works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Jean Casarez
  6. Dylan Byers
  7. Katrina Pierson
  8. Irin Carmon
  9. Natasha Curry
  10. Christi Paul
  11. Bob Van Dillen
  12. Gloria Borger

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

Who is Michael Smerconish?

 He is an American radio host and television presenter, newspaper columnist, author, and lawyer

How old is Michael Smerconish?

59 years old as of 2021

How tall is Michael Smerconish?

5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)

Who is Michael Smerconish married to?


How much money does Michael Smerconish earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Michael Smerconish worth?

$2 Million
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