Michael Smith joins Amazon's Prime Video

It didn't matter that Smith, then in his mid-20s and covering the NFL for the Boston Globe

At ESPN, Smith worked with Prime Video vice president for global video Marie Donoghue, who said Smith

We really think that adding a reporter with the journalism credentials that Michael Smith

Smith is no stranger to a pregame show.

It was just a matter of convincing them that I was the guy," Smith joked.

Smith said he always pays attention to the CBS and Fox programs

"I’ve worked a long time to reach this point," Smith said.