Shep Smith, Fox News’s chief news anchor and managing editor of breaking news, has re-signed with the network with a multiyear deal. A Fox News original employee, Smith currently anchors Shepard Smith Reporting at 3 PM ET.
“Shepard Smith is an exemplary journalist whose skill in anchoring breaking news is unrivaled,” executive chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a statement. “His powerful storytelling on both television and digital platforms has elevated our entire news gathering process.”
“I am incredibly proud to be part of a group of journalists who helped build the Fox news division from scratch 22 years ago and extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come,” Smith said in a statement. “Our team’s commitment to delivering facts to our loyal viewers in context and with perspective, without fear or favor, is unwavering.”
“The investment that Mr. Murdoch has infused into our already strong news division affords us endless opportunities. I am excited for the future and honored to continue to call Fox News my home.”
Smith is also oftentimes used on the Fox broadcast network to anchor live news coverage events.