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Jared Smith

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Jared Smith is the Sports Director at 9&10 News

A graduate at Penn State University, Jared joined 9&10 News in January of 2013 as a sports anchor.

Before arriving at 9&10 News, Jared spent a year as the Internet Managing Editor at NBC25 in Flint where he also filled in as a sports anchor/reporter and filled in as a host on the morning show.

Prior to breaking into television, Jared worked for three years in the world of collegiate athletics. From 2009-12 Jared directed video initiatives, served as a media relations coordinator and did radio play-by-play for baseball and basketball at La Salle and Florida Atlantic University.

Before arriving at FAU, Jared spent one season as the broadcast assistant for the Trenton Thunder Baseball Club, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, where he called all Thunder home games and select road games. He has also interned at ESPN Radio in Atlantic City, NJ and Comcast SportsNet in Washington, DC.

Jared was born in New York City, but moved to south Florida when he was five years old. In his free time, he loves watching and attending sports events, especially ones involving his favorite New York teams, the Yankees, Jets, Rangers and Knicks. He also enjoys playing basketball, hitting the links for some golf, watching movies, listening to music and discovering new entertaining hobbies.

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