Michael Smerconish Biography
Michael Smerconish is an American television host, radio host, author, lawyer, and newspaper columnist who also practices law. On weekdays at nine in the morning, he hosts The Michael program on Sirius XM’s POTUS Channel. Michael also serves as the Saturday morning host of Smerconish on CNN and CNN International. He is The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday newspaper columnist.
He was born and brought up in the USA by his father Florence Smerconish, his mother, and Walter Smerconish, his father. He was also raised in an Italian-Montenegrin family. He attended Lehigh University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He also holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
He accepted Phil Griffin’s invitation to join MSNBC as a contributor as a result and relocated there. After receiving an invitation from CNN President Jeff Zucker to host his own program, Smerconish, he returned to CNN in 2004.
The first radio DJ to interview former US President Barack Obama at the White House was Michael in 2009. He spent eleven years practicing law with renowned Philadelphia trial lawyer James E. Beasley before deciding to devote his full attention to broadcasting.
On Saturdays at nine o’clock, he hosts the Smerconish program for CNN and CNN International. Michael also appeared as a guest on Arthel Neville’s TalkBack Live program before to joining CNN. Along with that, CNN employed him as a legal commentator and utilized his abilities to step in for Glenn Beck on CNN’s Headline News.
Michael Smerconish Age
Michael is 61 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 15, 1962, in the USA.
Michael Smerconish Podcast
Michael joined POTUS channel 124 on Sirius XM Radio in order to freely express his political opinions without being associated with any particular party. He joined the Republican Party before eventually defecting in 2010. In 1990, Michael made his debut on the radio when he joined Brian Tierney as a guest co-host on the 96.5 FM WWDB show. He has since held positions at several radio stations, including WWDB and the CBS affiliate WPHT.
He was the first radio broadcaster in his career to speak with former US President Barack Obama in the White House. He has also conducted interviews with former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush as well as vice presidents Dick Cheney, Al Gore, and Joe Biden. Through the use of the audio from a 2018 interview with Meek Mill, Michael is also mentioned in the song “Otherside of America” by the rapper Meek Mill.
Michael Smerconish Height
He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Michael Smerconish Wife
Michael is happily married to his lovely wife Lavinia Smerconish, a veteran real estate agent working for Compass. The couple is blessed with three sons and a daughter, Caitlin Chagan her stepdaughter. Michael has not been in a previous marriage, hence he has no first wife.
Michael Smerconish’s Salary and Net Worth
CNN News’ Michael receives an annual salary of $85,000-$95,000 from his career as a news journalist. He has an estimated net worth of $200,000-$500,000 as of 2022, from his successful career.