Before Stephen A. & ESPN agreed to terms, Mike Greenburg was the highest paid sportscaster on ESPN with a $6.5 million annual salary.Stephen A. Smith Becomes ESPN’s Highest Paid SportscasterStephen A. Smith Becomes ESPN’s Highest Paid Sportscaster
ESPN reportedly wanted to entice Stephen A. to sign another contract before their current arrangement ended in a year, so they offered a portion of his new salary upfront.
While continuing to star on the hit morning show First Take, Stephen A. Smith now hosts SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith .
SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith will cover the NBA regular season & playoffs. Also, the show will serve has an opener or “lead-in” to the NBA games televised on ESPN.
According to Complex Sports, ESPN & Stephen A. are working on a plan for ESPN+. The ESPN+ subscription will soon be offered in a Disney+ package on Hulu.