I've loved sports for as long as I can remember. Ever since starting out playing flag football as a young boy and losing my first tooth on the gridiron, I knew sports would be a passion. Sitting on the couch as a young boy watching Monday Night Football is when I knew broadcasting would become a passion. Listening to the greats like Pat Summerall, Al Michaels, and Bob Costas made me realize this was a dream that could come true. My first taste of the industry came from doing the Public Address for local Little League games in my community in upstate New York (Rotterdam, NY). The following summer in high school I attended a sports broadcasting camp in New Jersey headed by WAER alum Ian Eagle, and it became clear sports on radio was the path for me.
Graham Smith is a senior producer for NPR's All Things Considered.
Every day his responsibilities range from investigation and research, production, field recording, running the program, reporting, and photography.
Smith has worked all over the United States. Overseas Smith has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he produced award-winning coverage of an IED attack and its aftermath in Kandahar.