A veteran voice rejoins the airwaves this fall when Shepard Smith will be hosting a new one-hour nightly program on CNBC called “The News with Shepard Smith.”
Smith’s title will be chief general news anchor and chief breaking general news anchor.
Smith is joining CNBC after 23 years with Fox as chief news anchor of the network and managing editor of the breaking news division.
Smith left Fox News abruptly in October after establishing himself as a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, who had repeatedly attacked Smith. Before announcing his departure, Smith was reportedly warned by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, president and executive editor, to stop criticizing evening anchor Tucker Carlson. Fox denied those reports.
CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman touted Smith’s history of fact-driven story-telling.
“We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise,” Hoffman said in the press release. “We’re thrilled that Shep, who’s built a career on an honest fight to find and report the facts, will continue his pursuit of the truth at CNBC.”
Watch Shepard Smith defend “the enemy of the people” below.
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