Shepard Smith (born January 14, 1964) is an American Broadcast Journalist from Holly Springs (Mississippi, United States). Moreover, signed his first employment contract with WJHG-TV, Panama Beach (Florida) in 1986.
Smith worked as a reporter WBBH-TV. He assigned important stories at WCPX-TV and WSVN. In 2000, he sent to the Florida Ballot Counting controversial issue. His show i.e. The Fox Report with Shepherd Smith was among the top programs aired in the USA.
Additionally, he was among the prime news anchors of Fox News. He promoted Managing Editor and Chief Anchor. He was also a former host at the evening shows Studio B and The Fox Report with Shepherd Smith.
Meanwhile, his shows rating rose continuously. He went ahead of his competitors in the 3 p.m. slot. On the other hand, he discharged from his services on October 11, 2019. He gave some essential guidelines to his employees on his final day.
Profile, Childhood & Parents
David Shephard “Shep” Smith Jr. often celebrates his birthday on the 14th of January. David Shephard Smith is his father and a cotton merchant. Furthermore, his mother is Dora Ellen Anderson (English Teacher).
David studied in the Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. However, his dad and mom separated when he reached high school. Dora and her son moved to Florida.
Meanwhile, he finished graduation in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He also returned to the University to play football. Shephard also has a brother named Benton Smith.
Gay Affairs History, Spouse & Marriage
Shephard and Virginia Donald were classmates at the University of Mississippi. Moreover, the duo tied the wedding knot in 1987 and separated in 1993.
In 2017, Smith made a confirmation through a speech that he is gay. He stated to be in romantic link-up with Giovanni Graziano since 2012.
|Real Full Birth Name||David Shephard “Shep” Smith Jr.|
|Nick name||Shephard Smith.|
|Famous for||Discharged from his services from Fox News.|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||January 14, 1964.|
|Age (As of 2019).||55 Years Old.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Wakefield, England, United Kingdom.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Gay.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Twitter: /twitter.com/shepnewsteam (266K followers).
Facebook: facebook.com/ShepardSmith/ (308,574 likes).
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 73 Kg.
Pounds: 160 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||41-30-34.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: David Shephard Smith (Cotton Merchant).
Mother: Dora Ellen Anderson (English Teacher).
|Siblings||Brother: Benton Smith.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Married Once 1987 but divorced in 1993).|
|Dating History?||Love with his partner Giovanni Graziano.|
|Partner||Giovanni Graziano (Since 2012).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Virginia Donald.|
|Highest Qualification||Journalism Graduation Degree.|
|School||Marshall Academy, Holly Springs.|
|Alma Mater.||University of Mississippi.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Meghan Markle.
|Love to Do||Reading Books & Traveling.|
|Favorite Color||Black & Blue.|
|Holiday Destination||New Zealand.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Dishes.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$25 Million US Dollars (as of 2019).|
|Income, Salary & Earnings||$10 Million (Annual).|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Shepard Smith
- He landed in a credited role in Volcano movie (1997).
- In addition to this, the makers used his Iraq War (2003) in the film.
- The height measured of Shepard Smith is 5 feet 9 inches (176 in Centimeters). Furthermore, Virginia’s ex-husband’s weight is 73 Kg (160 lbs).
- He covered an important story of Hurricanes in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2005.
- The TV Poll guide ranked him the most trusted news anchor in 2003.
- Furthermore, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather also participated in the poll.
- Therefore, Mr. Smith’s net worth acquired by him is $25 Million US Dollars. Fox News gave him an annual salary of $10 Million as per the legal contract.
- In 2002, he started his new show Shepard Smith Reporting.
- He was the former correspondent for A Current Affair at WKMG-TV.
- Shepard reported Princess Diana’s death funeral in the year 1997.
- The media surprised when he left Fox suddenly after the renewal of the multiyear contract in 2018.
- Though, he debunked on his reporting for the Uranium scandal in November 2017.
- In addition to this, the viewers advised him to join MSNBC and CNN.
- Smith involved with his team in the Royal Wedding coverage during 2018.