Shepard Smith Biography


Shepard Smith

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Birth Name: Shepard Smith
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   54 Years
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One of the renowned TV journalist and a news anchor, Shepard Smith is well-known as 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, the 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 American by nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Smith's academic qualification began at the 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.

Shepard Smith joined the University of Mississippi with a major in journalism. While he was in the University, he met the first love of his life, Virginia Donald. The couple was classmates and fall for each other from the beginning of their University life. After dating for several years, While and his girlfriend got married in 1987. Sadly after five years of their wedding, the couple divorced in 1993.

He began his professional journalism career at WJHG-TV. In 1985, he joined WCJB-TV and served as its reporter. He also worked as a reporter at WBBH-TV, WSVN, and WCPX-TV, which is now renamed as WKMG-TV. He also worked as a correspondent of A Current Affair for several years.

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

Shepard come into the limelight as he began anchoring "The Fox Report with Shepard Smith," which became the top-rated newscast in cable news of 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. Nowadays his annual salary is around $10 million. From October 2013, he became the host of Shepard Smith Reporting. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

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Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi

1964 14th of January

Shepard Smith was born as David Shepard Smith Jr. in the mid-1960s in Holly Springs, Mississippi, the United States of America to David Shepard Smith, Sr. and Dora Ellen Anderson. He was born and raised in a middle-class family. The American national 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 known as WKMG-TV. 

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Married to Virginia Donald

1987

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

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Joined Fox News Channel

1996

He has been working for Fox News Channel since 1996. A year back he covered and reported the news about the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He also reported 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 November

At the end of 2007, he signed a deal with Fox News and he began earning the salary between $7 million to $8 million per year and now he earns around $10 million. 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 October

Shepard Smith is best known for as the anchor of Fox News Channel. He is also popular 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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