Shepard Smith is an American broadcast journalist. In 1996, he joined Fox News Channel and anchored The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, Studio B, Shepard Smith Reporting.
He was born David Shepard Smith Jr on January 14, 1964, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA to mother Dora Ellen Anderson, an English teacher, and David Shepard Smith Sr., a cotton merchant. Smith has a sibling, a brother named Benton Smith.
He joined Marshall Academy and graduated from the same. His parents shifted to Florida and he studied at the University of Mississippi. There Smith studied journalism but dropped out two credits away from graduation to marry his girlfriend.
Initially, he worked with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, which he joined in 1986. After that, he worked as a reporter for WBBH-TV, reporter/anchor for WSVN, and as a reporter at WCPX-TV. Then he joined Fox News Channel at the time of its launch in 1996.
In addition, he anchor for numerous shows for Fox including The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, which rank third among U.S. cable news programs and Studio B. he host Shepard Smith Reporting in 2013 and became the managing editor of Fox News’ new breaking news division.
Later, he got sign with Fox on March 15, 2018, to a new multi-year contract. But on October 11, 2019, after 23 years at Fox, he announced that he was leaving the network.
As an actor, he appeared in the film Volcano (1997). The films also included a video clip of Smith anchoring on Fox News during the opening moments of the Iraq War in March 2003.
His estimated net worth is around $25 million while his annual salary/income while working for Fox was $10 Million.
In 2017, he revealed that his sexuality is in-fact gay. He added that he never thought of himself as “in the closet.”
Currently, he is in a relationship with boyfriend Giovanni Graziano (born 1988).
Previously, he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia Donald in 1987. They were classmates at the University of Mississippi. But the couple divorced in 1993, just after 6 years of marriage. They did not welcome any children.
He has a height of 5 ft. 11 inches and has blue eyes and light brown hair.
He does not seem to be active on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.