» Who is Shepard Smith?

Posted On: Apr 23, 2013
Professional known as Shepard Smith is a television correspondent who was born on 14 January at holly Springs of Mississippi. He is currently associated with Fox News Channel and (FNC) and Fox News Radio. Smith birth name is David Shepard smith Jr., his father David Shepard Smith Sr. was a small businessmen of cottons and her mother Dora Ellen Anderson used to be a teacher. While he was attending Marshall Academy his parents got divorced so he went along with his mother and brother to Florida and completed his high school education there. He went to university of Mississippi and got major regarding journalism.

Smith first began his career in television through WJHG-TV at Panama City Beach. After a while he joined several local television stations which include WCJB-TV at Gainesville as a reporter, WBBH-TV at Fort Myers as reporter, WSVN-TV at Miami as an anchor and a reporter and WCPX-TV at Orland as reporter. He also used to be reporter in A Current Affair which was produced by Twentieth Television.

Smith started working for FNC since 1996. During his time in FNC he has covered national and international breaking news such as Princess Diana’s death and funeral, controversy of ballot counting for U.S. presidency in Florida, Timothy McVeigh’s execution, the effect of Hurricane Katrina in French Quarter of Louisiana. His show The Fox Report with Shepard Smith is rated the top newscast and is on the third spot on the list of U.S. cable news. He was ranked second on the TV Guide’s poll of 2003 regarding most trusting news anchor. Smith is seen portraying himself in the movie Volcano and a clip of him anchoring about the Iraq war of 2003 can be seen in the movie Fahrenheit 9/11. It has been said that smith is being paid a huge amount by FNC but the salary have not been revealed yet.

Shepard Smith was married once to Virginia Donald on 1987. Shepard Smith and her wife had met while both of them were studying in the University of Mississippi. But their relationship did not last long and they got divorce. The couple does not have any kids. There have been rumor that he might be gay as Shepard Smith still do not have a girlfriend in his love life despite his age is already forty nine but the rumors have not been confirmed by him. In 2000 smith was accused of hitting a women with his car as they were arguing for the parking space and later he got arrested but in 2001 he and the women settled their argument out of the court.

Shepard Smith biography can be obtained from wiki and FNC’s official webpage.