BREAKING: Shepard Smith is OUT at Fox News effective immediately after being with the network since its inception in 1996
Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News.
The midday anchor, who has been with the network since its inception in 1996, will step down from his role as Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor of the network’s breaking news unit and Anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting effective immediately the network said in a release.
‘Shep is one of the premier newscasters of his generation and his extraordinary body of work is among the finest journalism in the industry,’ said Fox News Media president Jay Wallace.
‘His integrity and outstanding reporting from the field helped put FOX News on the map and there is simply no better breaking news anchor who has the ability to transport a viewer to a place of conflict, tragedy, despair or elation through his masterful delivery.’