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Stephen A. Smith Officially Returns to ESPN 1050

As we reported last week, Stephen A. Smith is back in the fold at ESPN.

He will host a show on ESPN 1050/WEPN nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. Then, Smith will do a two-hour program for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.

Smith, the former Daily News sportswriter, will be a featured ESPN.com columnist, while also contributing to both ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNLosAngeles.com.

“Stephen A. consistently offers strong opinions on a wide variety of topics,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, in a statement. “He has a proven track record as an authoritative voice, which will lead to insightful conversation leading into Knicks and Lakers game coverage.”

ESPN says Smith will start contributing this week.

Smith, who previously worked for ESPN 1050 from 2005 to 2008, hosted a pair of TV projects for the cable network.

“No TV for now. Just Radio and Dot.Com. That works for me. The last thing I’m worried about is my TV opportunities. They’re coming,” Smith tweeted today.

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