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Shepard Smith Biography – Wiki

This is what you need to know about Shepard Smith an American Journalist working for FOX News.  He joined the Fox News Channel at its 1996 inception, where he served as a chief anchor and managing editor of its breaking news division.

Shepard Smith Age

Shepard Smith was born on 14 January 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. Smith is 56 years old as of 2020.

Shepard Smith Height

Shepard Smith stands at an average height of 1.7 meters.

Shepard Smith Family

Smith is a  family man and he is the son of Dora Ellen Anderson, an English teacher, and David Shepard Smith Sr., a cotton merchant. He is also blessed with a sibling called Benton Smith. 

Shepard Smith Wife

Is Shepard Smith in a relationship? Smith was previously married to Virginia Donald, a University of Mississippi classmate, in 1987. They divorced in 1993 with no children. In 2017, Smith publicly came out and announced he is gay and has a long-time boyfriend.

Shepard Smith Children

Smith has no children even with his ex-wife Donald. it will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Shepard Smith Salary

Smith receives an annual average salary of $15 million. This is according to FOX News anchors/reporter’s salaries.

Shepard Smith Net Worth

Shepard has an estimated Net Worth of $25 million. His career as a news journalist is his primary source of income.

Shepard Smith Education

Smith attended Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. He also studied journalism at the University of Mississippi in Florida, where he left two credits of a degree to take a reporter job in Panama City, Florida. On May 10, 2008, he also delivered the university’s 155th commencement address.

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Smith began his career in television with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida. After reporting jobs at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WSVN in Miami, and WCPX-TV (now WKMG-TV) in Orlando, Smith became a correspondent for A Current Affair.

Smith joined Fox News Channel at its inception in 1996. At Fox News, Smith reported on the death of Princess Diana in 1997, President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial, the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the 2001 execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. On November 19, 2007, Smith signed a three-year contract for $7-$8 million per year. He has also renewed his contract with Fox on October 26, 2010, for another three years.

In a speech to the International Press Freedom Awards on November 21, 2019, He warned of authoritarian governments that make it dangerous and difficult for journalists to do their jobs, saying autocrats have learned to use online tools and social media to shore up their power. At the event, he also gave $500,000 to the host organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Shepard Smith CNBC

On July 8, 2020, CNBC announced that he would join the network as a chief general news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor. He also serves as the host of The News with Shepard Smith, a primetime general news program that airs weekdays at 7:00 p.m. ET and launched on September 30, 2020.

Shepard Smith Film

Smith appeared as himself in the 1997 film Volcano. The Video of Smith anchoring on Fox News during the opening moments of the March 2003 Iraq War was used in the film Fahrenheit 9/11.

Shepard Smith Twitter

Shepard Smith Instagram

Smith is not on Instagram. We will update on smith’s instagram when it is available.