Shepard Smith Bio, Age, Height, CNBC , Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Shepard Smith Bio, Wiki

Shepard Smith is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for CNBC  serving the station as a chief general news reporter and host. He has been working with this station since 2020. 

Shepard Smith Age

Smith is 59 years old as of 2023, he was born on 14th January 1964, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the United States of America.

Shepard Smith Height

Smith stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Shepard Smith Education

Smith joined Marshall Academy School in Holly Springs. later on,  he attended the University of Mississippi where he studied journalism and left with two credits of the degree to take a broadcasting job in Panama City, Florida, in the United States of America.

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Shepard Smith Career

Smith works at the economic and business news network CNBC where he serves as a news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor. Additionally,  he works at a primetime general news program that broadcasts live on weekdays at 7:00p.mET and launched on 30th September 2020. Following the CNBC press conference, the program aims to tell the rich, to go beyond financial markets, deeply anchored events across the entire landscape of global news. Previously, CNBC had aired a similarly-named program at the same time.

It was hosted by John Siegenthaler and Brian Williams, from 2002 to 2004. prior to joining CNBC, Shephard worked at FOX News Channel at its inception in 1996. During his time there, he reported on the death of Princess Diana in 1997, President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial. Additionally, Shephard also covered the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the 2001 execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the death of Michael Jackson in 2009. In 2003, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith was ranked third among the top five U.S. cable news programs.

Smith tied for second with Dan Rather and Peter Jennings as the most-trusted news anchor on both network and cable news. Aside from that, Smith signed a three-year contract for $7–$8 million per year on November 19, 2007. He renewed his contract with Fox on October 26, 2010, for another three years. On September 12, 2013, he became the managing editor of Fox News breaking news division and the host of Shepard Smith Reporting.

Shepard Smith Arizona police

In September 2012, while covering live helicopter footage of an Arizona police chase of a man after a carjacking, the man shot himself live while Shephard was narrating. After a commercial break, he apologized and told the audience that it was “due to human error”. Fox would later be sued for the incident by the man’s wife after her children saw the video. In November 2017, Smith infuriated some Fox News viewers when he countered the Uranium One conspiracy theory. Which claims that the Obama administration intervened corruptly in a deal allowing a Russian company to buy Uranium One. A  Canadian company with uranium mining interests in the US in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. His reporting put him at odds with a colleague and Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity, who had supported the claim against Hillary Clinton.

Moreover, on March 15, 2018, Fox News signed Smith to a multi-year contract. On October 11, 2019, he announced that he was leaving the network. Additionally, on November 21, 2019, in a speech to the International Press Freedom Awards. Smith warned of authoritarian governments that make it dangerous and difficult for journalists to do their jobs. Saying autocrats have learned to use online tools and social media to shore up their power. At the event, he gave $500,000 to the host organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists. In a 2021 interview with Christiane Amanpour on her eponymous show on CNN. He stated that his presence on Fox had become “untenable” due to the “falsehoods” and “lies” intentionally spread on the network’s opinion shows. Before that, he also worked with WKMG-TV in Orlando, WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, WSVN in Miami, and WBBH-TV in Fort Myers.

Shepard Smith Film

Smith appeared as himself in the 1997 film Volcano. During the opening moments of the March 2003 Iraq War was used in the film Fahrenheit 9/11. Additionally, archive footage of Smith anchoring Shepard Smith Reporting. Where he covered the 2016 US presidential election and was used in the 2019 docudrama Bombshell.

Shepard Smith’s Net Worth

In Smith’s career as a  chief general news reporter and host, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $ 25 Million.

Shepard Smith Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Shepard Smith’s Parents and Siblings

Smith is the son of his father David Smith and his mother Dora Ellen. additionally, his father was a cotton merchant, and his mother was an English teacher. Nevertheless, his parents then divorced and he moved with his mum to Florida. Moreover, he has raised alongside Bento Smith his brother.

Shepard Smith Wife

Smith publicly announced he is gay in April 2017 and has a long-time boyfriend Giovanni Graziano, a preceding FOX News business producer for various years. Earlier on, Smith was married to Virginia Donald for six years. However, the couple did not have any children. In addition, the two had met at Mississippi University while studying.

Shepard Smith Kids

Smith manages to keep information regarding whether he has children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.

Shepard Smith’s eyelashes

Smith was observed applying cosmetics during a live Fox News broadcast. It is not known whether Smith’s eyelashes are real or synthetic because a camera mistook cosmetics during a live Fox News broadcast.

Shepard Smith Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 620 followers, around 2k followers on his Facebook page, and about 514 followers on his Instagram account.