|Shepard Smith Salary
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Shepard Smith Salary
Smith was paid well for his work as a FOX News anchor. He received a salary of approximately $500,000 per year, which translated to $41,666 per month.
Shepard Smith Net Worth
Smith has an estimated salary of $5 million. His primary source of income comes from his career. Smith has amassed a respectable wealth for himself thanks to his long career in the industry.
Shepard Smith Biography
David Shepard Smith Jr is a former American broadcast journalist born in the United States. He hosted The News with Shepard Smith, a daily evening broadcast that debuted on CNBC in late September 2020 as the lead general news anchor. His program was canceled in November 2022.
Smith is most known for his 23-year tenure at the Fox News Channel, where he served as managing editor of the breaking news division and chief anchor during the channel’s founding in 1996. During his time at Fox, Smith presented a number of shows, including Shepard Smith Reporting, Studio B, and Fox Report.
Shepard Smith Age
Smith was born on January 14, 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S. As of 2023 he is 59 years old.
Shepard Smith Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Smith is a confident 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters or 165 centimeters) tall man with a flawlessly balanced appearance and he weighs about 55 kg (121 pounds). His body measurements are an impressive 34-28-38 centimeters.
Shepard Smith Parents
Smith was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. His parents are cotton merchant David Shepard Smith Sr. and English teacher Dora Ellen Anderson. His parents divorced after he graduated from high school and he went to Florida with his mother.
Shepard Smith Wife/ Gay
In 1987, Smith tied the knot to Virginia Donald, a classmate from the University of Mississippi. They split up in 1993 without having any kids.
Smith openly came out as gay and with a long-term partner in 2017.
Shepard Smith Education
He went to Holly Springs’ Marshall Academy. He attended the University of Mississippi to study journalism but he dropped out two credits short of graduating to work as a reporter in Panama City, Florida. On May 10, 2008, Smith gave the 155th graduation speech at the university.
Shepard Smith Career
Smith joined Fox News Channel in 1996 after serving as a journalist for Fox affiliate news outlet News Edge. Smith covered the following events for Fox News: The 1997 passing of Princess Diana; the 1998 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton; the 1999 Columbine High School shooting; the 2001 execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh; Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and the 2009 passing of Michael Jackson.
Shepard Smith and Peter Jennings tied for second place as the most trusted news anchors on both network and cable news in 2003, according to a ranking of the top five U.S. cable news shows.
When he refuted the Uranium One conspiracy theory in November 2017, Smith enraged some Fox viewers. This theory contends that the Obama administration interfered dishonestly in a deal that allowed a Russian company to acquire Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium mining interests in the US, in exchange for financial support for the Clinton Foundation. Smith’s reporting caused him to disagree with his Fox prime time co-host and colleague Sean Hannity, who had backed the allegation against Hillary Clinton.
Fox News hired Smith on a multi-year deal on March 15, 2018. He made his network departure official on Shepard Smith Reporting on October 11, 2019.
He said that his presence on Fox had become “untenable” as a result of the “falsehoods” and “lies” that were purposefully propagated on the network’s programmes in an interview with Christiane Amanpour in 2021 on her self-titled CNN show.
The business and economic news channel CNBC announced on July 8, 2020, that Smith would join the organization as the network’s chief general news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor. The News with Shepard Smith, a primetime general news program that premiered on September 30, 2020, is hosted by Smith and airs daily at 7:00 p.m. ET. The program will “go beyond financial markets, to tell rich, deeply reported stories across the entire landscape of global news,” according to a CNBC press statement.
A similar-sounding program with Brian Williams and later John Seigenthaler as hosts had previously run on CNBC in the same time slot from 2002 to 2004. He quit CNBC in November 2022 when his show was discontinued.