Drew Smith Biography

Drew Smith is an American journalist who joined NBC10 as a reporter in March of 2015. He’s covered several big stories including Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia and the deadly Amtrak derailment in Port Richmond.

Drew Smith Age

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Drew Smith Education

Smith studied journalism at Elon University in North Carolina and got his start as a producer at WFMY.

Drew Smith Career

He grew up in the Boston area and now lives in South Jersey.  Smith began his on-air career in South Carolina at WBTW in Myrtle Beach and later joined WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg. The South Carolina Broadcasters Association honored him as a reporter of the year in 2014.

In 2009 and 2010, Smith traveled the globe to United Nations meetings researching the future of the Internet. He remains an advocate for providing open web access around the world.

Drew Smith Road Raging Driver

Article by Drew Smith;

An angry driver yelled racial slurs at another man and repeatedly struck his car with a machete during a road rage incident in Gloucester County, New Jersey, police said.

Michael Roller got into a dispute with another driver on Sewell Road and Delsea Drive in Washington Township on Tuesday around 5:40 p.m., according to investigators. Roller allegedly threw objects at the other driver while yelling racial slurs at him.

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Roller and the other driver then pulled into the parking lot of Heritage’s Dairy Stores on Delsea Drive, police said. Roller allegedly grabbed a machete and struck the other driver’s car. He then fled the scene while the other driver went into a store, according to investigators.

Responding officers found Roller in a backyard on Hurffville Crosskeys Road. Paul Hagenberg told NBC10 he witnessed the officers arrest him.

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“They all started running up,” Hackenberg said. “There was one cop already talking to the guy and there must have been eight more cops with their guns drawn.”

Roller, of Washington Township, was taken into custody and charged with bias intimidation, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and other related offenses.

Police said they found his machete.

Drew Smith Swarthmore Students Stage

Article by Drew Smith;

Student activists at Swarthmore College are demanding the school permanently shut down campus fraternities in the aftermath of leaked documents showing racist, misogynist, and homophobic comments as well as jokes about sexual assault allegations from fraternity members.

The controversy began on April 18 when campus publications Voices and the Phoenix published documents leaked by an anonymous source describing parties thrown by the Swarthmore fraternity Phi Psi. The documents, from 2012 through 2016, included derogatory remarks toward women, minorities and the LGBTQ community as well as discussions of sexual assault and alleged evidence of hazing.

“Rape jokes, descriptions of sexual assault naming specific women and being generally ableist, racist, homophobic,” Olivia Smith, a Swarthmore student, told NBC10.

The articles sparked protests from students, conversations about fraternity culture on campus, and demands for Phi Psi and the school’s only other fraternity, Delta Upsilon, to be closed.

While student activists say the comments from the leaked documents only came from Phi Psi members, they also cited a Tumblr blog detailing alleged incidents of sexual misconduct, racism, and homophobia from members of both campus frats.

“Nothing about these documents reflect that these minutes or hazing practices were done in isolation,” Olivia Smith wrote to NBC10. “The Tumblr speaks to ongoing harm in fraternities and structures of fraternities themselves represent a continuity that works against any sort of isolated set of events.”

On April 27, Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith announced they had suspended fraternity activities pending the outcome of an investigation from an “external investigator.”

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