Stephen A. Smith Now Highest Paid Employee At ESPN
Stephen A. Smith is now the highest paid employee at ESPN.
Smith, inarguably the biggest star at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, entered 2019 with his free agency as something of a hot topic.
Would he stay at ESPN? Go to Fox Sports? Go to DAZN?
Well, after all the rumors and speculation, Smith has made a decision – he’s staying home.
According to the New York Post, Smith’s deal is in the $8 million per year range.
“Stephen A. Smith’s new five-year contract will make him ESPN’s highest-paid sportscaster with an annual salary that will approach $8 million per year, according to sources,” Andrew Marchand wrote in the Post.
“Smith got nearly $8 million, but he received some money upfront, making it more worth his while to re-up with a year left on his current deal,” Marchand continued.
Prior to this, Get Up host Mike Greenberg was reportedly the highest paid ESPN employee.\