Shepard Smith Biography / Wiki
Shepard Smith is a native American broadcast journalist serving for NBC and CNBC as a chief general news anchor and host. In late September 2020, The News with Shepard Smith, which runs on a daily in the evening became launched.
Shepard Smith Age / Birthday
How old is Smith? She is 57 years old having been born on January 14, 1964, in Holly Springs, MS. Smith does celebrate her birthday on 14 January of every year.
Shepard Smith Height and measurements
Shepard stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 1.7 m). However, at the moment there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.
Shepard Smith Parents and Siblings | Family
Smith was born and raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He was born to Dora Ellen Anderson who is working as an English teacher and David Smith Sr who is serving as a cotton Merchant. However, Smith has not disclosed any information regarding his siblings.
Shepard Smith Partner / Spouse
Smith got married to Virginia Donald, who was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Their marriage never lasted for long and they ended up divorcing in 1993 with no children.
Shepard Smith Gay / Boyfriend
Shepherd publicly made an announcement that he is gay and he is dating a long-time boyfriend called Giovanni Graziano with whom he has dated from 2012 to the present.
Shepard Smith Education
Shepard started his early education at Marshall Academy in Holly springs. He later on proceeded with his studies at the Univesity of Mississippi majoring in Journalism. While there, he left behind two credits of shy a degree to take a reporter job in Panama City, Florida.
Shepard Smith CNBC
He joined CNBC on July 8, 2020, to serve as a chief general news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor. On this network, Smith is serving as the host of “The News with Shephard Smith”, a program that was introduced on September 30, 2020.
Shepard Smith Salary | Net Worth
Through his hard work and commitment as an NBC and CNBC journalist, he does earn an annual salary that is approximately $10 million.
Due to his industriousness and determination, he owns a huge amount of net worth that is approximately $25 million.
Shepard Smith Fox News
Smith joined Fox News in 1999 serving as a correspondent for Fox affiliate service News Edge. While here, he gave a report on the death of Princess Diana, President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial as well as the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre. Moreover, Smith reported on Hurricane Katrina, the death of Michael Jackson, and the 2001 execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Smith together with his colleagues Dan Rather and Peter Jennings became the most trusted news anchor on both network and cables in 2003. Smith happened to have renewed a three-year contract at Fox News on October 26, 2010 and was being paid an annual salary of $7-$8 million. Later on September 12, 2013, he was given a position of serving as a manager of Edition of Fox News breaking news division and as well the host of Shepherd Smith Reporting.
Why did Shepard Smith leave Fox News?
Shepard worked for Fox News from 1996 to 2019 as a reporter and a host. He brought to the public attention his exit from Fox News in October 2019. Furthermore, he did not disclose his reasons at the time.
However, Smith later explained that his exit was largely contributed by his colleagues whom he said he was fed up with. He said his colleagues were spreading lies which they knew were false yet were well educated and smart enough to know better.
Shepard Smith MSNBC
Immediately Shepard departed from Fox News unannounced in October 2019, many of his die-hard MAGA types suggested that he needed to join MSNBC where he belonged.
However, in a recent interview, Smith laughed out about the idea saying that MSNBC actually was a possibility. Nonetheless, he instead joined CNBC where he is working as the “The News” host.
The News with Shepard Smith
CNBC’s nightly newscast is The news with Shepard Smith and it provides deep and non-partisan coverage of the day’s most valued narration. The News gives its audience credible context into the world and its surroundings in real-time.
Is Shepard Smith in a relationship?
Yes. Shepard is currently dating his long-time boyfriend. In 2017, Smith made a public announcement that he was officially gay and is in a relationship with his long-time boyfriend called Giovanni Graziano with whom he has dated from 2012 to the present.
Shepard Smith Ratings
The News with Shepard has struggled to gain pull with the people since its highly-publicized start last fall. Moreover, in June 2021, it just averaged 197,000 total viewers. Nonetheless, at the moment the News is N0. 11 in the key A25-54 demo and No. 7 program on CNBC. The key A25-54 demo is a Business Day programming in CNBC pulled out of Nielsen in 2015. However, the network still carry on with it to gauge primetime
What is Shepard Smith doing now?
Currently, Smith is serving as a journalist for NBC and CNBC as a general chief news anchor and host.