Matt "Money" Smith
Matt "Money" Smith (born April 26, 1973 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a nationally syndicated sports radio personality.
Smiths baseball career was as a bat boy in his childhood for his hated Chicago White Sox. In 1994, his junior year of college, Smith took a job as the "sports guy" for Los Angeles modern rock radio station KROQ-FM. Smith has said that his nickname dates back to college, when he had a bit of a gambling problem.
After he graduated from college, Smith left KROQ-FM to work at Polygram Records and later Dreamworks Records. Between 1998 and 2003, in an effort to pay back his student loans, Smith again took up radio work with KROQ-FM in tandem with his employment with DreamWorks.
Return to radio
He returned to radio full-time in 2004 when KROQ-FM program director Kevin Weatherly offered him a more prominent role in the station's morning show and the title of music director for the station. In 2006, KLAC AM-570 in Los Angeles lured Smith away from KROQ-FM to host "The Lakers Zone" prior to and following every Laker game. Soon after beginning his duties hosting the Lakers pre- and post-game shows on their local flagship station, Smith also lent his voice to a new KLAC programming venture. On January 8, 2007 Smith began co-hosting The Petros and Money Show, with Petros Papadakis, which currently runs Monday-Friday from 3pm to 7pm. On January 20, 2009, The Petros & Money Show went from a L.A.-based show to a nationally distributed show on Fox Sports Radio. On The Petros & Money Show Smith leads the Snark and hate towards Los Angeles Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant. Recently, Smith was the Incubus of Snarkweek, a radio bit.
Matt is currently hosting NFL.com/live round table discussions.
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