Who is Shepard Smith? Shepard Smith (full name David Shepard Smith Jr.) is a television news anchor who has hosted a number of shows on the Fox News Channel, where he has been employed since its inception in 1996. Shepard Smith was born on January 14, 1964 and raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, but moved to Florida during high school. He attended the University of Mississippi’s school of journalism before landing his first television contract in Panama City Beach, Florida. After working in several cities in Florida in the 1980s, Smith moved to Los Angeles to work for A Current Affair. In 1996 he was hired by the new Fox News Channel.
What shows has Shepard Smith hosted? Shepard Smith has hosted several shows on Fox News, including The Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Shepard Smith Reporting.
How much does Fox News pay Shepard Smith? According to multiple reports, Shepard’s Smith’s most recent contract with Fox News is worth around $10 million a year, which would make him one of the highest paid news anchors in the world. The New York Times reported in 2007 that Fox News’ new three-year contract with Smith paid him between $7 to $8 million per year. Shepard Smith’s networth is estimated to be between $20 and $25 million.
Is Shepard Smith married? Shepard Smith was married to Virginia Donald from 1987 to 1993. The two did not have children. Smith and Donald were divorced amid rumors that Smith was homosexual, which he openly confirmed in 2017 and spoke about in a May 2017 Washington Post interview, in which he said, “I’ve never really stood in front of a crowd and talked to them about ‘the gay.’ But I’ve got nothing to hide.” In the interview, Smith said he is currently in a relationship with a man whom he described simply as “the man I love.” Smith says that while his sexuality is part of his story, it is not what defines him.