David Shepard Smith Jr., professionally known as Shepard Smith
A famous American broadcast journalist serving for NBC News and CNBC as a chief general news anchor.
He hosts a daily evening newscast, The News with Shepard Smith, launched in September 2020. Before working for NBC, the journalist served for over 23 years at Fox News Channel.
The journalist started his career in television with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida. Shepard was hired as a correspondent for A Current Affair after reporting jobs at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WSVN in Miami, and WCPS-TV in Orlando.
Is Shepard Smith Leaving NBC?
— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2022
To be clear, Shepard Smith is not leaving NBC News. The journalist is doing his excellent, serving as a chief general news anchor and host of the daily evening newscast, The News with Shepard Smith.
Before NBC, the journalist was best recognized for his 23 years at Fox News Channel. He joined FOX at its 1996 inception and served as chief anchor and managing editor of the breaking news division.
During his tenure at FOX News, the journalist hosted multiple TV programs, including Fox Report, Shepard Smith Reporting, and Studio B. After 23 years of service, the journalist left Fox News in October 2019.
His personal decision to leave the position surprised many in the media world, including his colleagues. During his tenure at Fox, he was frequently targeted by President Trump and called his “low ratings Shep Smith.”
In an interview of 2021 with Christiane Amanpour, Smith stated that his presence on Fox had become “untenable” following the “falsehoods” and “lies” intentionally spread on the network’s opinion shows.
Where Is Shepard Smith Right Now?
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) September 30, 2020
Shepard Smith is currently serving as a chief general news anchor and host for NBC News and CNBC. Smith joined the CNBC on July 8, 2020, as a top general news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor.
Shepard serves as the host of The News with Shepard Smith, which airs on weekdays at 7:00 p.m. ET and was launched on September 30, 2020. Before this, he served for Fox News Channel for 23 years.
After serving as a correspondent for Fox affiliate service News Edge, the journalist joined Fox News in 1996 at its inception. In 1997, Smith reported on the death of Princess Diana on Fox News.
Moreover, he reported President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial, the 1999 Columbia High School massacre, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the death of Michale Jackson in 2009.
On March 15, 2018, Shepard signed a multi-year contract with Fox News, and on October 11, 2019, the journalist announced that he was leaving the network on Shepard Smith Reporting.
Find Out What Actually Happened To Shepard Smith
There were various rumors surrounding the American journalist Shepard Smith when he decided to leave the Fox News Channel in October 2019, after 23 years of service with complete dedication and passion.
However, the actual reason was revealed in a 2021 interview with Christiane Amanpour on her eponymous on CNN. The journalist stated his presence on the network had become untenable.