Enter the "G-Block" and go "Around the World in 80 Seconds" with Shepard Smith, whose fast-paced and jam-packed anchoring is a glimpse into the future of television news. His highly relatable reporting has been a trademark on FOX News Channel (FNC) since he joined the network at its inception in 1996.
Smith anchors FNC's signature evening newscast, "The Fox Report" (7-8 PM/ET), which consistently ranks in the top five programs in cable news and has been number one in the 7 PM timeslot for more than 100 consecutive months, as well as the afternoon news/interview program, "Studio B with Shepard Smith" (3-4 PM/ET). Both programs are geared towards utilizing Smith's pull-no-punches attitude to cover the stories of the day.
Most recently, Smith reported live from the scene in Moore, Oklahoma in the wake of the devastating EF5 tornado, as well as live from Boston as news of the tragic marathon bombing unfolded. He also reported live from Rome on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. In 2012, he reported live from New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac and from Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Smith reported live from Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami and during the nuclear threats. He also provided extensive news coverage and analysis of the anti-government protests and civil unrest in Egypt and in Libya.
During the 2008 political season, Smith reported from various locations including the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention. He also anchored FOX Broadcast Company's Election Night coverage of the 2008 presidential election and provided live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates during the 2008 campaign season.
Recognized as America's second most trusted news anchor in a TV Guide poll, Smith has covered virtually every major news story over the course of his career. He notably covered Hurricane Katrina from the French Quarter as an impending threat and its aftermath from Mississippi, including the recovery efforts. Additionally, he has provided extensive reporting on the Middle East conflict during the summer of 2006 from the Israel-Lebanon border; the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the subsequent war in Afghanistan; Operation Iraqi Freedom; the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the Columbia Shuttle disaster; the Columbine school massacre, and President Clinton's impeachment and trial. He was also one of only two television correspondents to witness the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in June of 2001.
Early during his career at FNC, Smith has held the positions of New York-based general assignment reporter and senior correspondent. He reported on numerous breaking news stories, including the Jonesboro, Arkansas and Paducah, Kentucky school shootings; the 1997 standoff between the United Nations and Iraq, Princess Diana's funeral, the murder of Gianni Versace, and the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
Prior to joining FNC, Smith was a Los Angeles-based "FOX News Edge" correspondent where he covered a wide range of stories for the FOX affiliate news service, including the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Montana Freemen Standoff, the 1996 Presidential campaign, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Prior to his stint at "Fox News Edge," Smith served as a news reporter for the Twentieth Television syndicated program "A Current Affair."
Beginning his career as a reporter for WJHG (NBC) in Panama City, he went on to report for WBBH (NBC) in Fort Myers and WCPX (CBS) in Orlando. Smith's last stop in Florida was at WSVN (FOX) in Miami before he headed to Los Angeles to join "Fox News Edge." He attended the University of Mississippi and is a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi.
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