Shepard Smith Biography
Shepard Smith ( David Shepard Smith Jr) an American broadcast journalist currently working as the chief general news anchor and hosts The News with Shepard Smith at NBC and CNBC. He also worked for 23 years at FOX News Channel after joining the station in 1996.
He as welll worked as the chief anchor and managing editor of its breaking news division. He hosted several programs in his career at FOX News, including FOX Report, Studio B, and Shepard Smith Reporting.
Shepard Smith Age
Smith was born on January 14, 1964, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America.
Shepard Smith Leaving Fox News
On October 11, 2019, Fox News anchor Shepard a frequent target of President Trump’s attacks, stepped down after clashing with some of the network’s primetime stars.
Shepard stated that recently he asked the company to allow him to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that he stayed, they graciously obliged. Smith said in a statement that the opportunities afforded this guy from small-town Mississippi have been many.
Smith said that it has been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to their loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. He worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals he knew and he is proud to have anchored their work each day he said that he will deeply miss them.
During his Friday afternoon show, Smith announced his decision “to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter,” after increasingly clashing with the network’s prime-time opinion hosts.
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Smith started his first TV contract with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, in 1986. He functioned as a reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, reporter/anchor in Miami with WSVN, and as a reporter at WCPX-TV (presently WKMG-TV) in Orlando. In Los Angeles, California, he was a journalist for A Current Affair. He joined the Fox News Channel at its origin in 1996.
Smith has been doled out to cover many significant reports during his career. In 1997, he gave an account of the passing and memorial service of Diana, Princess of Wales. In November 2000, he was sent to Florida to cover the presidential polling form tallying contention. In 2001, he made a trip to Terre Haute, Indiana, to be one of the media observers to the execution of Timothy McVeigh. In late August 2005, he spent barely seven days in New Orleans, Louisiana, to give news provides details regarding the occasions and consequences of Hurricane Katrina.
The Fox Report with Shepard Smith was positioned third among U.S. link news projects, and Smith tied for second (alongside Dan Rather and Peter Jennings) as the most believed anchorperson on both systems and link news in a 2003 TV Guide survey. Notwithstanding anchoring Fox News Channel’s lead news program, Smith additionally anchors most prime time news introductions gave by Fox News to the broadcast Fox telecom company.
On November 19, 2007, The New York Times announced that Smith had marked a three-year contract giving him between US$7 million and US$8 million every year. This agreement set him in a similar compensation alliance as Brian Williams of NBC and Charles Gibson of ABC. He recharged his agreement with Fox on October 26, 2010, for an additional three years.
On September 12, 2013, Smith and Fox News reported that, alongside another multi-year restoration of his agreement, his job in Fox News would move. He would turn into the overseeing manager of Fox News’ new breaking news division and the host of Shepard Smith Reporting. Both Studio B and The Fox Report were eliminated, and in October 2013 Shepard Smith Reporting started airing in the 3 p.m. ET scheduled opening.
In November 2017, as Fox News has Smith exposed the supposed Uranium One outrage, irritating watchers who recommended he should work for CNN or MSNBC. Fox News primetime have Sean Hannity, who had days sooner portrayed Uranium One as one of the “greatest outrages in American history,” later called Smith “dumbfounded”, while Smith expressed, “I hear it, that a portion of our sentiment programmings is there carefully to be engaging. I get that. I don’t work there. I wouldn’t work there.” Through 2019, no proof of bad behavior has been found following four years of charges encompassing Uranium One.
Shepard Smith Salary
Smith earns an average annual salary of $100k-$ 130k.
Shepard Smith Net Worth
Shepard, has an estimated net worth of $ 25 million.
Shepard Smith Political Affiliation
Smith xplains the changes in the media industry … is getting pre-empted by the most popular political drama in America. Smith is disengaged by politics. He said that he gets it that some of their opinion programmings are there strictly to be entertaining. He gets that he doesn’t work there.
He wouldn’t work there and he doesn’t want to sit around and yell at each other and talk about their philosophy and his philosophy. Shepard said that it sounds horrible to him.
He cites his values growing up that you don’t talk about your money, you don’t talk about your politics, and you don’t talk about your sex. Right now, everyone wants to talk about those things, and he is not one of them. Not going to do it.
Shepard Smith Political Party
Shepard admitted in the interview that he is an unusual anchor for current day Fox News because he has resisted delving into opinion programming, which has driven ratings on the network’s nightly line up. S
mith does not really like American politics, he said and prefers to stick to facts on his show instead of fostering a program that relies heavily on opinionated analysis from the pun.
Shepard Smith Height and Weight
Shepard stands tall at a height of 5’7″ (1.7 m). He also weighs 161 lbs (73 kg).
Shepard Smith Family
Shepard was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Dora Ellen Anderson, an English teacher, and David Shepard Smith Sr., a cotton merchant. His parents split when he was in high school and he moved to Florida with his mother.
In 1987, Smith married Virginia Donald a University of Mississippi classmate. The couple later divorced in 1993 with no children.
Shepard Smith Partner and Gay
Shepard is in a relationship with Gio Graziano. In May 2017 during the Fox News program, he delivered a 15-minute emotional speech in which he celebrated the life and legacy of Roger Ailes.
During the speech he spoke publicly about his boyfriend where he said that he together with his partner, Gio went to a party at his amazingly beautiful home overlooking West Point, he said, he will man the turret if anybody gets near this place.
The pair had not attended a work function the two of them together before. As they arrived, Roger and his son and Beth greeted them on a glorious day.
Beth took Shepard’s partner by him and gave him a tour of the estate. They never met. She and Roger treated Gio and Shepard like family. It was a signal to their Fox team and to everyone else that their relationship is a good thing, respect it. Roger had and he did.’
In 2017, during an April 21 speech at Ole Miss’ Meek School of Journalism Smith said that for his college years especially the first two decades of his career, he didn’t hide his sexuality so much as he just controlled clear of the issue entirely. He poured himself into his work because he was unprepared to deal with the consequences.
Shepard Smith Education
Shepard joined Marshall Academy, a K–12 private school in Holly Springs. His parents split after high school and he moved to Florida with his mother. Shepard joined the University of Mississippi. In Mississippi, he majored in journalism but left two credits away from graduation.
Shepard frequently returns to the university during college football season and delivered the university’s annual commencement address on May 10, 2008.
After he graduated from the university Shepard signed his first television contract with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, in 1986. He worked as a reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, reporter and anchor in Miami with WSVN, and as a reporter at WCPX-TV (now WKMG-TV) in Orlando. In Los Angeles, California, he was a correspondent for A Current Affair. He joined the Fox News Channel at its inception in 1996.