Who is Michael Smerconish?
Michael Smerconish is an American broadcast journalist, author, and lawyer. He broadcasts The Michael Smerconish Program which airs on weekdays at 9:00 a.m. ET and hosts the CNN and CNN International program Smerconish which airs at 9:00 a.m. ET on Saturdays.
His early political experiences gave rise to his particular broadcasting career. He made his debut on the radio in the spring of 1990 and from that point, he received more and more requests to appear on television as a result of his rising radio profile.
Michael Smerconish Age
Smerconish is 60 years old. He was born on March 15, 1962, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Michael Smerconish Political Affiliation
Smerconish is non-partisan meaning, he is not affiliated with any political party. He was brought up in a Republican household, but in his early teens he started corresponding with Frank L. Rizzo, the Democratic mayor of Philadelphia at the time.
The two would later interact and develop a strong bond. Smerconish, however, got his start in politics when his father ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for the Pennsylvania state senate in the spring of 1980.
During his own senior year of high school when he registered to vote for the very first time, put in countless hours working in his father’s campaign. Despite his father’s defeat in the election, Smerconish was fascinated with Republican politics after meeting both George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan in the run-up to the Pennsylvania Primary.
He officially parted with the Republican Party on October 19, 2008, after thirty years of only backing Republican presidential candidates. He announced his exit from the Republican Party in a newspaper piece on February 21, 2010.
After leaving the Republican party in 2010, he explained at the time that this was a consequence of his wish to be “nonpartisan” in his discussion of topics, and that satellite radio would allow him more freedom to do so.
Michael Smerconish College
Smerconish graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Michael Smerconish First Wife
The CNN journalist is married to Lavinia Nardini as his first and only wife. Lavinia is a veteran real estate agent who works for compass. Mike is the stepfather to the daughter of Lavinia. The name of the daughter is Caitlin Chagan.
Additionally, the couple has three sons namely Smerconish jr., Simon, and Wilson. They live in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania where they have raised their four children.
Religion and Ethnicity
Michael was raised in a Jewish family. He has European descent since his family comes from Eastern Europe and Montenegro.
Michael Smerconish’s Net Worth
Smerconish has an estimated net worth of $7 million. He has worked in the media industry for many years generating a sustainable livelihood.
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– Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism – True Stories That Should Be Fiction (2007)
– Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice (2007)
– Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking (2009)
– Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker (2009)
– Talk: A Novel (2014)
– Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right (2018)