Shepard Smith anchors Fox News' signature evening newscast The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, and hosts the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET portion of Fox News Live, the network’s daytime hard news programming.
Smith joined Fox News as a general assignment reporter for the New York bureau in 1996. He was later promoted to senior correspondent for the channel.
While at Fox News, Smith has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the Columbine school shootings; Pres. Clinton’s impeachment trial; the conflict in Kosovo; the Jonesboro, Ark. and Paducah, Ky. school shootings; the 1997 standoff between the U.N. and Iraq; Princess Diana’s funeral; the murder of Gianni Versace; and the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
Before joining the network, Smith was a Fox News Edge correspondent in Los Angeles where he covered a range of stories for the affiliate news service, including the crash of TWA Flight 800; the Montana Freemen standoff; the 1996 presidential campaign; and the Oklahoma City bombing. He also worked as a news reporter for the Twentieth Century Television syndicated program A Current Affair.
Smith began his journalism career at WJHG-TV (NBC) in Panama City, Fla.