Shepard Smith
American television reporter
Shepard Smith
David Shepard Smith, Jr., known better as Shepard Smith, is an American television news anchor. He is host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B weekdays on Fox News Channel. In addition, he anchors the 5:00 p.m. ET weekday news update on Fox News Radio, also titled Fox Report.
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From Russia With A Plan: After His Press Conference, Why Donald Trump Called The Media, 'The Enemy Of The American People.'
The Huffington Post - 7 days
During his rambling, seventy-seven minute press conference Thursday the 45th President of the United States ricocheted between boasting (once again) about his November victory, by blatantly misstating his electoral vote ranking, to describing his month-old chaos presidency a “finely tuned machine,” to assuring reporters in the East Room that he’d been “briefed” and if the U.S. & Russia ever threw down in a nuclear exchange, the “holocaust would be like no other.” That was one truth even his son Barron surely knows without having to consult a PDB. The holocaust line and his musing that “lots of things are done with uranium including …bad things,” were among many “Dr. Strangelove” moments in that jaw-dropping shoot-from-the-hip performance. On CNN Jake Tapper called it “wild” and “unhinged.” Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley described it as “bizarre theater.” Even Shepard Smith on Trump-friendly Fox News characterized his repeated misstatements of fact as, “crazy.” Nev ...
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Trump slams intel agencies, media outlets over Russia report
Fox News - about 1 month
Shepard Smith reports
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Witness describes shooting aftermath, chaos at Fla. airport
Fox News - about 2 months
John Schlicher speaks with Shepard Smith
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2016: A year in review
Fox News - 2 months
Shepard Smith takes a look back
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Jurors reach guilty verdict in trial of Dylann Roof
Fox News - 2 months
Shepard Smith reports
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Shepard Smith salutes his father and the Greatest Generation
Fox News - 3 months
Anchor thanks his dad for his service
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Watch How Excited Shep Smith Gets About ChapStick
Huffington Post - 3 months
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has a problem with dry lips. During an Election Day broadcast alongside Chris Wallace, Smith picked up his ChapStick from the floor on live television. “What are you doing?” Wallace asked him. “I dropped my ChapStick. I gotta have the ChapStick,” Smith responded. Wallace burst out laughing. “Should I leave it on the floor for someone else to pick up?”Smith asked. “Well, I don’t know ― or you could have waited til the break,” Wallace offered. “I need it. It’s ChapStick,” Smith insisted. “You have a ChapStick fetish, don’t you?” Wallace said. Pfizer, the mega-corporation that makes ChapStick, apparently saw an opportunity in Smith’s devotion to the lip balm. The company sent him a box full of ChapStick that Smith showed off to Wallace during his afternoon news hour on Friday. “Guess what came in the mail today?” Smith asked Wallace, as he opened the package from Pfizer. ...
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Sean Hayes Says He's 'Ashamed And Embarrassed' For Staying Closeted
Huffington Post - 4 months
Sean Hayes is now a proud gay man, but he has a few regrets about his coming out process ― namely, taking so long to address his sexuality in the first place.  The “Will & Grace” star was honored with the Trailblazer Award at Outfest’s 2016 Legacy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. In his nearly six-minute acceptance speech, the 46-year-old thanked the Outfest team for the award while offering a somewhat humbling recollection of his time spent in the public eye while still in the closet.  “Unfortunately, in my mind, my lucky break was inextricably tied to me thinking that I had to stay in the closet in order to keep moving forward,” Hayes said after receiving the award from fellow actor Dax Shepard. “Looking back at my choice to stay silent, I am ashamed and embarrassed. What was I thinking?” After years of being reluctant to address his personal life in interviews, the Emmy Award-winning actor opened up about his sexuality in a 2010 interview with The Advo ...
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Fox News' Chris Wallace Aims To Be Debate Timekeeper -- Not Fact-Checker
Huffington Post - 4 months
NEW YORK ― Chris Wallace has spent decades trying to puncture holes in politicians’ false or misleading claims. But a presidential debate, he insists, isn’t a Sunday morning interview.  “An interview ― it’s you and the candidate, and you’re the person holding them to account,” Wallace said over the weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” the public affairs show he’s hosted for 13 years. “This is a debate. And, you know, they’re both going to be on the stage. If I think there’s a need for me to intervene, I will, but I would prefer not to.” Wallace, moderator of the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas, hasn’t ruled out real-time fact-checking. But his stated preference for not doing so has ignited a journalistic debate over the debate moderator’s role.  On Sept. 4, Wallace said he didn’t intend to “truth squad” the nominees. Several journalists and media watchers took issue with that position, arguing it’s vital for the moderator to call out blatant lies. A ...
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Fox News' Shep Smith Issues The Most Chilling Warning About Hurricane Matthew
Huffington Post - 5 months
Fox News anchor Shep Smith didn’t mince words when it came to warning viewers about Hurricane Matthew on Thursday. He laid out a terrifying scenario to urge people living on or near Florida’s eastern coast to evacuate before the storm made landfall on Friday. “This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can’t survive it,” he said. ”It’s not possible unless you’re very, very lucky. And your kids die, too.” Thanks Fox News! pic.twitter.com/eGV2CCMSIo — Marty of Social Club (@Deathbymartymar) October 6, 2016 When Palm Beach Gardens resident Dolores Berhalter ― who also happens to be Smith’s longtime friend ― called in to the show to say she was not leaving her home because she didn’t think the hurricane would be that bad, Smith reiterated the seriousness of the situation. Shep spoke to a friend in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, who says she's staying put during #HurricaneMatthew https://t.co/ppshqSi3L ...
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Highland Beach resident plans to ride out Hurricane Matthew
Fox News - 5 months
Shep Smith checks in with family friend
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Fox News Gives Donald Trump A Pass On Birther Crusade It Helped Fuel
Huffington Post - 5 months
NEW YORK ― Since Donald Trump finally admitted last week that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, the Republican nominee has done more than two hours of interviews with Fox News and Fox Business hosts. Yet the toxic crusade that Trump pushed for five years, and which was amplified through several appearances on Fox News in early 2011, hasn’t come up.  Trump briefly acknowledged on Friday, Sept. 16, that Obama was born in the U.S., a fact long clear to anyone who was not a fringe conspiracy theorist. He did so that morning only after promoting his new Washington, D.C., hotel and ceding the microphone to a stream of veterans praising him ― a spectacle the cable networks carried for more than 20 minutes before any actual news was made. Reporters, who had been given the impression that Trump would take questions at the event, were left shouting their queries to no avail.  Trump’s remarks that day left several unaddressed issues, including why he kept peddlin ...
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TSA agents allegedly assault disabled teen cancer patient
Fox News - 8 months
Lawsuit filed by mother says 19-year-old was left bloodied and bruised; legal analysis on 'Shepard Smith Reporting'
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A shift at FNC and a congratulations to Jay Wallace, promoted to Executive Vice President News and Editorial! ( Bill Shine remains Senior Executive Vice President; Michael Clemente has been transferred to a new Specials Division where he is Executive VP
Fox News - 10 months
Some of you may already know this news – it is about a week old – but I forgot to post it.   Newly minted Executive Vice President of News Jay Wallace has been at Fox for many years – just as Senior Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine has been at Fox News for years (since the beginning!).   I don’t often work in the Specials Division that Michael Clemente now heads but I am sure he will have fun in his new job.  It is a different pace and a new challenge. And of course, the TOP boss, Jay’s and Bill’s, is the one who created Fox News – Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes FOX NEWS CREATES NEW SPECIALS DIVISION Michael Clemente to Oversee New Unit Jay Wallace Promoted to Executive Vice President News and Editorial FOX News will launch a new centralized long-form specials unit, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. Effective immediately, Michael Clemente will transition from his current position managing news to overseeing this new division ...
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Dubai fire survivor: I'm not surprised that everyone got out
Fox News - about 1 year
Witness describes incredibly organized response from Address Hotel staff on 'Shepard Smith Reporting'
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What Does A CNN Reporter Have To Tweet To Get Suspended?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
NEW YORK -- CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted on Monday morning that President Barack Obama, speaking at the G-20 summit in Turkey, was "wining [sic] about criticism instead of presenting ideas" for how to deal with the self-described Islamic State. @jeffzeleny @POTUS and just spent last 5 minutes wining about criticism instead of presenting ideas on how deal w/ #Isis global expansion — Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 16, 2015 Labott's tweet expressed a point of view, which routinely happens on Twitter, even among supposedly objective journalists. And why not? She's a veteran foreign policy reporter immersed in covering the world's plans to counter Islamic State militants following last week's Paris attacks. In Labott's view, Obama wasn't outlining an adequate strategy, but instead griping about the criticism he'd faced. Her colleague, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, presumably didn't think that Obama was offering a clear enough ...
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News Media Scramble To Cover Paris Attacks
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The American news media scrambled on Friday evening and early Saturday to cover the deadly attacks in Paris, an event unfolding thousands of miles away in multiple locations across a city gripped by terror and uncertainty. CNN dispatched members of its Paris bureau and mobilized its London bureau while Fox News stayed on the air with Shepard Smith for many hours and MSNBC called on Brian Williams to fulfill his new duties as breaking news anchor. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shepard Smith
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    In October 2013, Smith became the host of Shepard Smith Reporting as well as the managing editor of Fox News Channel's Breaking News Division.
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    Both Studio B and The Fox Report were phased out, and in October 2013 Shepard Smith Reporting began airing in the 3 p.m.
    More Details Hide Details ET time slot. Smith has appeared as himself in the film Volcano. Video of Smith anchoring on Fox News Channel during the opening moments of the March 2003 Iraq War was also used in the film Fahrenheit 9/11.
    On September 12, 2013, Smith and Fox News announced that, along with another multiyear renewal of his contract, his role in Fox News would shift.
    More Details Hide Details He would become the managing editor of Fox News' new breaking news division and the host of Shepard Smith Reporting.
  • 2010
    Age 46
    Smith renewed his contract with Fox on October 26, 2010, for another three years.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    In late August 2005, he spent a little over a week in New Orleans, Louisiana, to provide news reports on the events and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
    More Details Hide Details The Fox Report with Shepard Smith was a top-rated newscast in cable news and has been ranked third in the top programs in U.S. cable news. Smith tied for second (along with Dan Rather and Peter Jennings) as the most trusted news anchor on both network and cable news in a 2003 TV Guide poll. In addition to anchoring Fox News Channel's flagship news program, Smith also anchors most prime time news presentations provided by Fox News for the Fox television network. On November 19, 2007, The New York Times reported that Smith had signed a three-year contract giving him between and per year. This contract places Smith into the same pay league as anchor Brian Williams of NBC and former anchor Charles Gibson of ABC.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 37
    In 2001, he traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, to be one of the media witnesses to the execution of Timothy McVeigh.
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  • 2000
    Age 36
    In November 2000, he was sent to Florida to cover the Florida ballot counting controversy during the United States presidential election.
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  • 1997
    Age 33
    Smith has been assigned to cover many major news stories during his career. In 1997, he reported on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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  • 1996
    Age 32
    He joined the Fox News Channel at its inception in 1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 23
    Smith married Virginia Donald, a University of Mississippi classmate, in 1987. They divorced in 1993 with no children.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1964.
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