Shepard Smith

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Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith in Studio B crop.jpg
Smith hosting Studio B (2007)
Born
David Shepard Smith Jr.

(1964-01-14) January 14, 1964 (age 56)
EducationUniversity of Mississippi
OccupationNews anchor
EmployerFox News
Notable credit(s)
Studio B
The Fox Report
Shepard Smith Reporting
Salary$7–8 million
Spouse(s)
Virginia Donald (m. 1987–1993)

Shepard "Shep" Smith (born David Shepard Smith Jr.; January 14, 1964) is an American television news anchor. He formerly worked on the Fox News Channel.

Smith is the former host of Fox News' evening newscast, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, and Studio B. In October 2013, Shepard Smith Reporting replaced Studio B.[1]

Smith is openly gay, coming out in 2017.[2][3]

On October 11th, 2019, Shepard Smith announced he stepped down from Fox News after 23 years; it was also Shepard Smith Reporting's final airing.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fox News Channel (September 2013). "Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith to Lead New Breaking News Division as Managing Editor and Chief News Anchor". Press release. http://press.foxnews.com/2013/09/fox-news-channels-shepard-smith-to-lead-new-breaking-news-division-as-managing-editor-and-chief-news-anchor/. Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  2. Desantis, Rachel (May 8, 2017). "Fox News' Shepard Smith opens up about his sexuality, says he never thought he 'was in' the closet". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. Rucker, LaReeca (May 2, 2017). "Shepard Smith's journey from Ole Miss to Fox News". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved June 2, 2017.

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