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Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith currently serves as the chief news anchor and managing editor for the network’s breaking news division. Additionally, he is the anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting (weekdays 3-4PM/ET). Smith’s highly relatable reporting has been a trademark on FOX News Channel (FNC) since he joined the network at its inception in 1996.

Smith has covered virtually every major news story over the course of his career and has played a major role in the network’s innovation of the way news is presented. On Shepard Smith Reporting, state-of-the-art newsgathering is enhanced with advanced technologies as well as digital and social media to bring viewers the latest hard news from the newly constructed signature studio known as The FOX News Deck.  Additionally, Smith’s dedicated team of information specialists interrupt programming as needed at a moment’s notice to bring viewers the latest news as it unfolds throughout the afternoon and primetime lineup.

Most recently, Smith traveled to Ukraine to report on the unrest in Kiev and Crimea. Additionally, he provided wall-to-wall coverage of the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and was notably on site from Boston providing live coverage during the aftermath of the marathon bombing.  He also reported live from Rome during the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI.  In 2011, Smith was on location from Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami and during the nuclear threats. During that same year, he provided extensive news coverage and analysis of the anti-government protests and civil unrest in Egypt and Libya. Prior to anchoring Shepard Smith Reporting, Smith anchored The FOX Report and Studio B, both of which ranked number one in their respective timeslots, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Since the beginning of his tenure with FNC, Smith has covered numerous prominent news events, including Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the Middle East conflict from the Israel-Lebanon border, 9/11 and the subsequent war in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom; the Columbine school massacre, and President Clinton’s impeachment trial. He was also one of only two television correspondents to witness the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in June of 2001. Early during his career at FNC, Smith held the position of a New York-based general assignment reporter and was then promoted to a senior correspondent.

Prior to joining FNC, Smith was a Los Angeles-based FOX News Edge correspondent, reporting on a wide range of stories for the FOX affiliate news service, including the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Montana Freeman Standoff, and the Oklahoma City bombing.  Before this, Smith gained extensive local news experience throughout the state of Florida, reporting for WSVN-TV (FOX) in Miami, the former WCPX-TV (CBS) in Orlando, WBBH-TV (NBC) in Fort Myers, and WJHG-TV (NBC) in Panama City, where he began his television career. He attended the University of Mississippi and is a native of Holly Springs, MS.

More Stories from Shepard Smith

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 15:23

A jury has acquitted a Texas father who was accused of fatally shooting the drunken driver who killed his two sons. David Barajas, 32, was pushing his broken-down car along a road with his...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:59

UPDATE, Aug. 27: A jury has acquitted a Texas father who was accused of fatally shooting the drunken driver who killed his two sons. Read more here. A father is on trial for the...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:48

Reports are emerging that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson suffered severe facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket, during a confrontation with Michael Brown on August 9 ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 23:54

Republican Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder spoke to Shepard Smith tonight about Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s statement that “vigorous prosecution” must be pursued in the shooting death of...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 16:51

Rescue personnel worked to evacuate residents from a flooded house north of Phoenix, Arizona, after several inches of rain pummeled the state. Floodwaters raged around the home in...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 23:38

People are protesting in Ferguson, Mo., tonight in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. Shepard Smith reported that a standoff started between protesters and police when...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 16:01

The body of the missing pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found and her alleged lover has been charged with homicide, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department....

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 16:15

Iraqi state TV is reporting that Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and give up the post of Iraqi prime minister to his nominated replacement, Haider al-Abadi. On Shepard Smith...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:31

Shepard Smith sounded off this afternoon after last night's arrests of two reporters amid violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Earlier today, President Obama criticized the arrests, saying...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 22:38

Larry King joined Shepard Smith by phone tonight to reflect on Robin Williams. King said he adored the 63-year-old actor. “Anybody who knew him would have adored him,” he said, describing...


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