Shepard Smith is a TV news presenter from the United States of America, who began his career with several NBC affiliated TV stations in Miami, and then joined the Fox News in the same year of its foundation. Now let’s have a close look on Shepard Smith’s net worth in 2019.
David Shepard Smith Jr. was born on January 14, 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. His father David Shepard Smith, Sr worked in merchant, and his mother Dora Ellen Anderson was a teacher but she died in 2013. Shepard Smith has a brother and his name is Benton Smith. His parents separated, he lived with his mother along with his brother in Florida, where he finished his high schooling after attending the Marshall Academy. Shepard Smith studied journalism at the University of Mississippi but left before graduating.
Shepard Smith was married to Virginia Donald from 1987-1993. Virginia was his classmate and they didn’t have any children together. Shepard Smith stated in 2017 that he is gay and this is one part of his personal life.
Shepard Smith landed his first job at the NBC affiliated TV station, WJHG-TV. He worked a reporter for the WBBH-TV, and as a reporter for WCPX-TV. Shepard Smith worked at the Fox affiliated TV station, WSVN, as an anchor and reporter, and in 1996 he joined Fox News Channel. He also was a correspondent at the TV newsmagazine “A Current Affair”.
During his start with Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith covered several important stories. He covered the “Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales”, the United States presidential election in Florida, the execution of the domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, and the effects of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith” was one of the most trusted news broadcasting in the United States from 2006-2013. He also anchored several major news presentations for FOX.
“Shepard Smith Reporting” began in 2013, but before that it was called “Studio B”. At that year he was also assigned with another role as a managing editor of Fox News. Shepard Smith also appeared in a disaster thriller movie titled “Volcano” as an anchor.
In 2017, people are asking from Fox News to fire Shepard Smith because he has been talking about Hillary Clinton mentioning conspiracy theories. Some sources say that he has been already fired, but it is not confirmed yet.
Awards & Achievements
Shepard Smith has never received any award win or nomination. However, he has achieved huge success with Fox News channel as their news anchor. When Shepard Smith was the host and anchor of “The Fox Report” (The Fox Report with Shepard Smith), it was one of the most trusted news program to watch in the United States according to what the viewers said.
Net Worth of Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith has an estimated net worth of more than $32 million. He made his fortune from being first a report and then one of the best news anchor in the world. Shepard Smith salary with Fox News is $8 million annually. He has worked in several programs with Fox including “The Fox Report”, “The O’Reilly Factor”, and the most recent one is “Shepard Smith Reporting”. Shepard Smith is currently the chief news anchor and managing director of Fox News.
Shepard Smith is one of the highest paid news anchors across the world. He started with Fox News channel since the channel’s start, as a reporter covering several important and major topics, and now he’s the chief news anchor and managing director. Shepard Smith was at a time one of the most trusted anchors in the United States, but now in 2017 people are asking Fox News to fire him.