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Profession: Talk show host, Author, Journalist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Advocate, Commentator, TV Personality, Presenter
Date of Birth: Sep 13, 1964
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, author, political commentator, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $10 million. Tavis Smiley has earned his net worth through his career as an aide for the mayor of L.A., as a talk show host for BET Talk and the host of The Tavis Smiley Show. He was born in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Tavis Smiley (pronounced /'taev?s/; born September 13, 1964) is a talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996, he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Controversially, after Smiley sold an exclusive interview of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, BET declined to renew Smiley's contract that year. Smiley then began hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts Tavis Smiley on PBS on the weekdays and "The Tavis Smiley Show" from PRI. In 2010 Smiley and Dr. Cornel West have joined forces for their own radio talk show, Smiley & West. They were featured together interviewing musician Bill Withers in the 2009 documentary film Still Bill.
Tavis Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Joyce Marie Roberts, a single mother who first became pregnant at age 18. On September 13, 1966, just shy of his second birthday, his mother married Emory Garnell Smiley, a non-commisioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. It would not be until a few years later that Tavis would learn the identity of his biological father, whom he identifies in his autobiography, What I Know For Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America only as "T."
His family soon moved to Indiana because his stepfather had been transferred to Grissom Air Force Base near Peru, Indiana. Upon arriving in Indiana, the Smiley family took up residence in a crowded mobile home in the small town of Bunker Hill, Indiana. Smiley's immediate family size was increased following the homicide of his aunt, whose death left five children with no stable home. Smiley's parents agreed to take in and raise their five orphaned nieces and nephews. Joyce and her husba

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Former PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2016. Former PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2016. (Rich Fury / Rich Fury ...
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