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Shepard Smith steps down from Fox News: 'It’s been an honor and a privilege'

Fox News

October 11, 2019

Brian Flood

 

Shepard Smith announced Friday that he will step down as Fox News Channel's chief news anchor and managing editor of the network's breaking news unit.

 

Smith’s final edition of his afternoon program “Shepard Smith Reporting” aired Friday and the network will use a rotating series of news anchors in the 3 p.m. ET timeslot on what will now be known as “Fox News Reporting.”

 

“Shep is one of the premier newscasters of his generation and his extraordinary body of work is among the finest journalism in the industry. His integrity and outstanding reporting from the field helped put FOX News on the map and there is simply no better breaking news anchor who has the ability to transport a viewer to a place of conflict, tragedy, despair or elation through his masterful delivery,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said in a statement.

 

Smith was one of Fox News Channel’s original hires in 1996 and has covered nearly every major story for more than two decades.

 

“We are proud of the signature reporting and anchoring style he honed at FOX News, along with everything he accomplished here during his monumental 23-year tenure,” Wallace added. “While this day is especially difficult, as his former producer, we respect his decision and are deeply grateful for his immense contributions to the entire network.”

 

“Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter," Smith said in a statement. "After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small-town Mississippi have been many. It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day -- I will deeply miss them,”

 

Prior to taking over the breaking news division with the advent of “Shepard Smith Reporting,” he anchored “The FOX Report” and “Studio B,” both of which ranked number one in their respective timeslots.

 

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Probably already made a deal with CNN where he should have gone years ago.

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Wag-a-Muffin (D)

'Bout time.

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Tikk

<snip>

Probably already made a deal with CNN where he should have gone years ago.

 

The book about how homophobic everyone really is at Fox will be first though.

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Howsithangin

The book about how homophobic everyone really is at Fox will be first though.

Bet on that.

 

I used to like him, but his nevertrumper position turned me off

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grimreefer

Meh. He's always been an arrogant ass.

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NH Populist

Most viewers at Fox know they can get Smith's version of the news on CNN, MSNBC or any of the major networks. Personally, I always switched channels whenever he came on, as I'm sure other viewers were doing as well.

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firecoco

Can he take Judge Napolitano with him....And Chris Mathews...And Juan Williams

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E Van der Vliet

Meh. He's always been an arrogant ass.

Very true. I’ve never watched him. But hey, I don’t have cable, so this is meaningless to me.

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E Van der Vliet

Can he take Judge Napolitano with him....And Chris Mathews...And Juan Williams

Chris Mathews? It would be great if he took Chris Wallace with him instead. 😉

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firecoco

Chris Mathews? It would be great if he took Chris Wallace with him instead. 😉

Yea him too

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RedSoloCup

Good riddance!

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Moderator T

Never was a fan. Only one who was worse on FNC is Geraldo

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Ladybird

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

Can he take Judge Napolitano with him....And Chris Mathews...And Juan Williams

:yeahthat:

 

And Chris Wallace

 

I used to really respect and admire Judge Napolitano until he went wonky and nutty after he didn't get asked by Trump to be a supreme court justice. Everything that he's said (ever since being jilted) about Trump and the alleged crimes have been wrong and also lies.

 

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

Like that's a bad thing? :shrug:

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firecoco

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

Don’t stop there...Juan Williams...Donna Brazile...Chris Hahn....Richard Goodstein

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

I'm GLAD that Shepard is leaving FOX.

 

The lying overdrama queen should have been fired a long time ago.

 

I hope to never see or hear from that arrogant little shidt ever again!

Edited by Rock N' Roll Right Winger

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NH Populist

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

And how would you describe Trump's treatment by CNN & MSNBC?!

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Hercules

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

 

That's not a bad thing..........:)

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LongKnife

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

Then they can join the 24 hour anti-Trump rally at CNN or MSNBC or NBC or CBS or ABC or....

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RedSoloCup

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A perfect start. Now some more at FNC need to follow his lead.

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RedSoloCup

Never was a fan. Only one who was worse on FNC is Geraldo

 

:exactly: Don't think anyone can top Whorealdo?

 

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

 

:rolleyes:

You say that like that's bad?

 

Don’t stop there...Juan Williams...Donna Brazile...Chris Hahn....Richard Goodstein

 

Oh yeah...that baldy Clinton Flunky asswipe. Have NO idea why Tucker constantly has that blowhard on. Talk about someone who works up the blood pressure

 

 

I'm GLAD that Shepard is leaving FOX.

 

The lying overdrama queen should have been fired a long time ago.

 

I hope to never see or hear from that arrogant little shidt ever again!

 

No doubt he'll find a new home at either CNN, MSNBC, or any of the other networks I refuse to watch. Which means I won't have to see his fruity, smug mug ever again...

 

And how would you describe Trump's treatment by CNN & MSNBC?!

 

:exactly:

 

That's not a bad thing..........:)

 

:exactly:

 

Then they can join the 24 hour anti-Trump rally at CNN or MSNBC or NBC or CBS or ABC or....

 

:yeahthat:

Edited by RedSoloCup

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RedSoloCup

:biglaugh:

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Severian

Shep always wore too much eye liner. Plus he was wont to fly into fits of emotion and crying, oh the humanity, think of the children kind of crap. I won't miss him, but then I don't watch any news, not having cable. I can get more news per unit time by far by reading it online.

 

But Shep was always a whiny crybaby.

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zurg

Get rid of Chris Wallace and the judge and the station will be a 24 hour Trump rally.

Why not get rid of every leftist? It’s not like anyone on the left ever made the honest statement that Fox has leftwing commentators. It’s not like their presence is helping bring leftist viewers.

 

Besides, you’re one to harp about a “24-h Trump rally”. Your news stations are committed socialist 24/7 anti-Trumpers.

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ilja

Have you seen this?

FOX NEWS Escorts Shepard Smith Out of the Building Like a Common Criminal

True Pundit

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19 HOURS AGO

 

Shocking details about FOX News icon Shepard Smith’s surprise on-air resignation on Friday are now leaking from FOX colleagues.

 

“He (Shep) was immediately escorted out of the building,” one FOX insider told True Pundit. “Absolutely no one knew what he planned to do but literally minutes after he made the announcement on air he was escorted from the building.”

 

Staff members who were shocked by Smith’s resignation were further bewildered by the news icon being removed by security from the FOX News set and whisked out of the building onto the sidewalk.

 

Smith wasn’t even allowed to go back to his office.

 

“There were gasps in the newsroom,” the FOX insider said. “Total shock.”

 

Then Smith was approached by security on the set.

 

“It never used to be this way under Roger (Ailes),” the FOX insider said. “They respected their employees. But the place has gone down hill now.

 

“That’s total disrespect. Right out of the building in seconds.”

 

Smith did not stop to converse with emotional colleaugues who wanted to wish him a farewell and instead was rushed from the building.

 

“It looked like he didn’t want to be bothered,” the insider said. “He can be a <censored> like that. He’s a guy you either love or hate.”

 

<excerpt>

This story is developing. — Thomas Paine

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