Shepard Smith joined FOX News Channel (FNC) at the network’s inception in 1996. Currently, he anchors FNC’s signature evening newscast, "The Fox Report." (Monday-Friday 7-8PM ET) Smith also hosts the 3:00-4:00PM ET portion of "Fox News Live," the network’s daytime hard news programming.
Since joining the network in 1996, Smith has covered the Columbine school shootings, President Clinton’s impeachment trial and the conflict in Kosovo. He began his stint at FNC as a New York based general assignment reporter and was later promoted to senior correspondent where 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.
Before 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."
A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Smith began his journalism career at WJHG-TV (NBC) in Panama City, Florida.