My Loyola Journey


Now I work with Jemele Hill to co-host Numbers Never Lie weekdays on ESPN2 and a podcast: His & Hers with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. After three years at the Boston Globe, I came to ESPN in 2004 where I’ve worked as an NFL reporter and insider on SportsCenter and NFL Live. I am also a panelist on Around the Horn, Sports Reporters and First Take.

Though I originally thought about going to a big football school because of my love of sports, I am so glad I decided to go to Loyola. My professors taught me the skills that I needed to make it in the competive sports reporting market. I learned to think critically and to articulate my opinion. My Loyola education has helped me to succeed in what I am most passionate about and to bring that to others.

I give back to Loyola and I hope you will to. Our support can produce the next generation of the Wolf Pack to improve the world in which we live.

Michael Smith, '01



Today, I am Managing Director for Wells Fargo Securities specializing in Corporate Debt.  I would not be where I am today without the knowledge and guidance I received from Loyola. My time at Loyola ingrained in me that critical thinking, ethical awareness, and acting justly should be incorporated in all aspects of life. 

Loyola challenges us to “lead meaningful lives with and for others”. Staying involved with Loyola is one way I live this out. By joining me in embracing this call and donating now you will help current and future students as they embark on their Loyola journeys.

Any amount can help.  No gift is too small and every Loyola alumnus and alumna can make a difference.

Thank you.

Huy Vu ‘98