Fraser Smith

Senior News Analyst

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.

Ways to Connect

    

WYPR's senior news analyst comments on the souring relationship between Gov. Larry Hogan and the Democrats in the General Assembly. It's an irrevocable end to a short-lived era of good feelings.

Their Survey Said...

Feb 24, 2016

    

Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, joins senior news analyst Fraser Smith to talk about the latest Goucher poll.

Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of The Daily Record, discuss Gov. Larry Hogan's "spring break" shot and his rapidly souring relationship with Democrats in the General Assembly.

    

Fraser Smith and Todd Eberly, the coordinator of Public Policy studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, examine how the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has affected the presidential campaign.

    

WYPR's senior news analyst looks at today's politics through the lens of former Sun columnist H. L. Mencken.

Keeping Millenials

Feb 10, 2016

    

Fraser Smith and Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, talk about what the next mayor has to do to keep millennials in the city after they've had children.

    

Fraser Smith and Richard Cross, speechwriter for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, talk about the Iowa caucuses, the upcoming New Hampshire primary and what that means for current Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

What Happened In Iowa

Feb 3, 2016

    

Fraser Smith and Melissa Deckman, of Washington College's political science department, analyze what happened to former Gov. Martin O'Malley in Iowa.

    

Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, discuss the politics of snow removal.

WYPR's senior news analyst focuses on Larry Hogan's governing style, budgets and the inevitable Annapolis horse trading.

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