Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith has been in the news business for over 30 years.  He began his reportorial career with the Jersey Journal, a daily New Jersey newspaper and then moved on to the Providence Journal in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1969 Fraser won a prestigious American Political Science Association Public Affairs Fellowship, which enabled him to devote a year to graduate study at Yale University.  In 1977, Fraser was hired away by The Baltimore Sun where in 1981, he moved to the newspaper's Washington bureau to focus on policy problems and their everyday effect on Marylanders.  In 1983, he became the Sun's chief political reporter.

During his career as a reporter, Fraser was the recipient of numerous journalism awards: from UPI New England in 1973, from AP New England in 1974 and 1975, from Roy W. Howard in 1975, from Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association in 1981, and from Sigma Delta Chi in 1986.  His Sun series on lead paint poisoning, which he wrote with his wife, Eileen Canzian, won first place and best of show honors in 1987 from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association.  Between 1999 and 2003, he has served as an editorial writer and columnist for the Sun.

12:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 11:22 am

John Henry Adams was psyched.  Beyond excited. He could feel a new life. In comments made for a WYPR news story, Adams was asked if he had any pressing problems. “As long as I’m free and God wakes me up every day I don’t have no problems. I’m a humble individual,” he said.

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Inside Maryland Politics
12:59 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

'House Of Cards' Puts The Muscle On Maryland Politicians

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 5:03 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post talk about letters sent to Governor O'Malley and House Speaker Mike Busch from the production company that makes the Netflix drama "House of Cards."

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Inside Maryland Politics
2:10 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Maryland's Favorite Candidate: "Undecided"

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 5:10 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about a Baltimore Sun poll released over the weekend that revealed a large number of likely Democratic and Republican voters have not made up their minds about who they favor in the governor's race.

Inside Maryland Politics
12:05 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Why Estate Tax Is A Tough Choice For O'Malley

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 5:33 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Josh Kurtz of Center Maryland talk about House Leader Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller's proposal to reduce the estate tax and why Governor O'Malley faces a difficult decision if it were to pass the legislature.

Inside Maryland Politics
2:36 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Leaders Of Both Parties Want More Answers On Maryland's Health Exchange

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 6:33 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears of the Daily Record talk about the State Senate passing a bill to help families get health insurance if they had trouble with Maryland's online marketplace.

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Fraser Smith
2:28 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

All Aboard for the Future

Fraser Smith

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 1:16 pm

An old port city, a once thriving steel city, Baltimore shocked the world 30 years ago when it became a tourist and convention city.

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3:17 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Senator Theatre Almost Ready For 2nd Debut

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 9:14 am

The Senator Theatre, near the corner of York Road and Northern Parkway, will make its second grand entrance sometime this fall. The 74-year-old one-time movie palace plans to come back strong – as a kind of min-multiplex. The original theater is being totally refurbished – with state-of the art sound-proofing, thoroughly upgraded seating, the requisite digital projection equipment and splashes of color closely approximating the original.

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