Shepard Smith Biography


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Birth Name: Shepard Smith
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   53 Years
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One of the renowned TV journalist and a news anchor, Shepard Smith is best known for being the anchor of Fox News Channel. He is famous for being the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and the current host of Shepard Smith Reporting. Shepard Smith was born as David Shepard Smith Jr. in the mid 1960s in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America to David Shepard Smith, Sr... and Dora Ellen Anderson. He was born and raised in a middle class family. He is an America and is of white ethnicity.

While Smith was at University of Mississippi, he met his first love Virginia Donald. Virginia Donald was his classmate. They had romantic love affairs for several years and they got married in 1987. They got divorced in 1993.

As a child, Smith was enrolled at Marshall Academy, a K–12 private school in Holly Springs. After his parents dissolved their married life, he moved to Florida with his mother and he earned his high school graduation from there. Later on he joined University of Mississippi with a major in journalism. He began his professional career as a journalist from WJHG-TV.  In 1985, he joined WCJB-TV and served them as its reporter. He also worked as a reporter at WBBH-TV, WSVN and WCPX-TV.  WCPX-TV is now renamed as WKMG-TV.  He also worked as a correspondent of A Current Affair for several years. He has been working for Fox News Channel since 1996. Next year, he covered and reported the news about the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He also reported on the events and aftermath of Hurricane, Katrina, Florida ballot counting controversy and so on. He got his rise in fame after he began anchoring The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, this program was a top-rated newscast in cable news during that time. At the end of 2007, he signed a deal with Fox News and he began earning the salary between US$7 million and US$8 million per year. From October 2013, he became the host of Shepard Smith Reporting. His net worth is 20 million dollars.

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Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi

1964 14th of December

Shepard Smith was born as David Shepard Smith Jr. in the mid 1960s in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America to David Shepard Smith, Sr... and Dora Ellen Anderson. He was born and raised in a middle class family. He is an America and is of white ethnicity.

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Joined WCJB-TV

1985

He began his professional career as a journalist from WJHG-TV.  In 1985, he joined WCJB-TV and served them as its reporter. He also worked as a reporter at WBBH-TV, WSVN and WCPX-TV.  WCPX-TV is now renamed as WKMG-TV. 

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Married to Virginia Donald

1987

While Smith was at University of Mississippi, he met his first love Virginia Donald. Virginia Donald was his classmate. They had romantic love affairs for several years and they got married in 1987. They got divorced in 1993.

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Joined Fox News Channel

1996

He has been working for Fox News Channel since 1996. Next year, he covered and reported the news about the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He also reported on the events and aftermath of Hurricane, Katrina, Florida ballot counting controversy and so on.

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Signed a three-year contract

2007 19th of December

At the end of 2007, he signed a deal with Fox News and he began earning the salary between US$7 million and US$8 million per year. The New York Times claimed that he began earning the salary equal to an anchor Brian Williams and former anchor Charles Gibson. 

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Began hosting Shepard Smith Reporting

2013 of December

Shepard Smith is best known for being the anchor of Fox News Channel. He is famous for being the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and the current host of Shepard Smith Reporting. He began hosting Shepard Smith Reporting since October 2013. 

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