Robert Smith Biography
Robert Smith is an American journalist who is the host for NPR’s Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.
Robert also lectures on the dark arts of radio at universities and conferences. He trains fellow reporters how to sneak humor and action into even the dullest stories on tight deadlines.
He began his career in broadcasting playing music at KPCW in his hometown of Park City, Utah.
Robert Smith Age
Robert was married on December 31, 1967. He is 51 years old as of 2018.
Robert Smith Early Career
Before joining NPR, Roberts worked for public radio stations in Seattle (KUOW), Salt Lake City (KUER) and Portland (KBOO).Robert-Smith Photo
He has also been an editor, a host, a news director and just about any other job you can think of in broadcasting.
Robert Smith NPR
Robert has been reporting for NPR since 1994. He is a host for NPR’s Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.
Robert admits that he has no special background in finance or math, just a curiosity about how money works.
Prior to joining Planet Money, Robert was the New York correspondent for NPR. He was responsible for covering all the mayhem and beauty that makes it the greatest city on Earth.
He also reported on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, the stunning landing of US Air flight 1549 in the Hudson River and the dysfunctional world of New York politics.
Robert specialized in features about the overlooked joys of urban living: puddles, billboards, ice cream trucks, street musicians, drunks and obsessives.
Robert also traveled with presidential campaigns, tracked the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and reported from the BP oil spill.
Robert Smith Salary
It is not clear how much Robert earns but his salary is between $300,000 and 400,000.