User Profile for Bev Smith (bsmith)
Bio: Bev Smith began her television and radio career in 1971 when she was named Pittsburgh’s first African-American Consumer Affairs Investigative Reporter for NBC affiliate, WPXI Television. In 1975, she was named News and Public Affairs Director for the Sheridan Broadcasting. Bev also hosted a lively talk show on Sheridan's flagship station, WAMO. Since then, Bev Smith has taken her “fire brand” style of talk shows to KDKA and WTAE Radio in Pittsburgh; WGBS (now WNWS) in Miami; WKIS in Orlando; and WRC in Washington.
Never afraid to tackle issues, she has lived with the homeless, walked the streets investigating prostitutes, raised money for babies with AIDS, talked with inmates on death row, and learned to shoot a gun with the FBI. She has interviewed personalities such as Bill Cosby, Vice President Al Gore, Senator John Kerry, Dick Gregory, Patti Labelle and a host of other guests, many of whom she now refers to as her “special friends.” Over the years, Bev has received nearly 300 awards, citations and trophies for her contributions in radio and television. Among them the 1990 Radio Air Crystal Award for her live radio town meeting, “Children Killing Children Over Drugs.” Mayors from Pittsburgh, PA; Jacksonville, NC; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH have declared special Bev Smith Days. Bev Smith was selected by Talker’s Magazine in 2005 and 2006 as one of the “Talkers 250, Featuring the Heavy Hundred
Joined: Jun 06 '07
Last login: Jun 06 '07