Jerod Smalley Biography
Jerod Smalley is a media personality serving as a Sports Director and News Anchor at NBC4 in Columbus. He is also a Stroke survivor and a proud dad of sons who were diagnosed with Autism. Previously, he was a Weekend Sports Anchor at NBC4.
Jerod Smalley Age
He was born in February 1979, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Worthington, Columbus, Ohio, United States.
Jerod Smalley Height
He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Jerod Smalley Nationality
Smalley is American by nationality.
Jerod Smalley Education
Jerod received a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Marshall University in 2001. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. He was also a state-shot put champion in West Virginia.
“Obviously, my worldview expanded. But even in high school, when I had no clue what I wanted to pursue professionally, I knew I’d figure it out at Marshall. And from the first time I stepped through the doors at WMUL and sat in my first JMC class, I was certain I was in the right place,” he said.
Jerod Smalley Parents
Jerod is the son of Rhonda and Jerry. His parents met at (and graduated from) Marshall.
“In 1987 my parents took me to the first Marshall football games I could really remember. The Herd played at old Fairfield Stadium and I remember, as an 8-year-old, walking up Huntington Ave. to the stadium, hearing the crowd, the band, and smelling grilled burgers and popcorn. Even then I knew I would go to school at Marshall. It was the only college I really knew or cared about,” he said.
Jerod Smalley Wife
Smalley is married to his wife Mary Ellen. He’s also a proud dad of sons Brady and Tyler, who are both diagnosed with autism.
Smalley launched a campaign at NBC4 to promote autism acceptance and to raise money for research and educational programs. He also anchors NBC4‘s “The Autism Puzzle,” which features compelling local stories about people living with autism. He and the station have earned four regional Emmy Awards for “The Autism Puzzle.”
In addition, he serves on the committee for Walk Now For Autism Speaks in Columbus and is a board member of OCALI and the OHSAA.
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Jerod has served as Sports Director at NBC4 since 2006 and added anchor duties for NBC4 at 5 in July 2022. He first joined the sports team at NBC4 in 2004.
In his career, he’s covered events around the world, including the 2016 Rio Olympics, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, and multiple Ohio State national championship appearances.
Jerod has been named Ohio’s Best Anchor (news, weather, or sports) six times by the Associated Press. He and the NBC4 sports team have also won numerous awards for their coverage of local sports. Previously, he worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, and KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas.
Jerod’s a proud dad of sons Brady and Tyler, who are both diagnosed with autism. He launched a campaign at the station to promote autism acceptance and to raise money for research and educational programs. He also anchors NBC4‘s “The Autism Puzzle,” which features compelling local stories about people living with autism. Jerod and the station have earned four regional Emmy Awards for “The Autism Puzzle.” He also serves on the committee for Walk Now For Autism Speaks in Columbus and is a board member of OCALI and the OHSAA.
Jerod Smalley Stroke
Smalley is a stroke survivor. He underwent an outpatient heart procedure to fix the problem in September 2018 after doctors discovered a tiny hole in the top of his heart; a defect that can cause blood clotting and lead to a stroke.
In August 2018, he suffered a stroke. But, the stroke caused no lasting damage. Doctors discovered a heart defect that required surgery, to fix a small hole.
Jerod Smalley Salary
His salary ranges from $20,000 to $100,000.
Jerod Smalley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
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