Shepard Smith Biography: Age, Height, Partner, Salary, Net Worth

Shepard Smith is a famous American journalist who became known as news anchor for Fox News Channel where he was the chief anchor and managing editor of the breaking news division.

She also became a journalist on NBC News and CNBC, where he was the chief general news anchor and hosts The News with Shephard Smith.

She has also hosted other programs on Fox News such as Fox Report and Studio B.

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Quick Facts
Full Name:David Shepard Smith Jr.
Date of Birth:January 14, 1964
Birth Place:Mississippi, U.S
Occupation:Actress, Writer
Parents:David Shephard Smith Sr, Dora Ellen Anderson
Siblings:Benton Smith
Spouse:Virginia Donald (m. 1987, div. 1993)
Height:5 feet 6 in
Salary:$10 million per anum
Net Worth:$20,000,000

Early Life

Shepard Smith was born on January 14, 1964 in Mississippi, United States to parents, David Shephard Smith Sr. and Dora Ellen Anderson. His father was a cotton merchant while his mother an English teacher. His parents separated and he moved to Florida with his mother.

He went to Marshall Academy in HollySprings and then proceeded to the University of Mississippi where he obtained a bachelors degree in Journalism.


Smith started his career on television with WJHG-TV in Florida.

He also became a correspondent for a Current Affair after several reporting jobs with WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WSVN in Miami and WCPX-TV.

He joined Fox News Channel in 1996 where he reported on the death of Princess Diana in 1997, Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the death if Michael Jackson on 2009.

The Fox Report with Shephard Smith was ranked third among the top five U.S cable news programs in 2003. He signed a three year contract for $8 million per year on November 19, 2007. He also renewed his contract with Fox on October 26, 2010, for another three years.

He became the managing director of Fox News breaking news division and the host of Shephard Smith Reporting in 2013.

Fox News signed Smith to a multi-year contract on March 15, 2018. He later announced on Shephard Smith Reporting on October 11, 2019, that he was leaving the network.

The business and economic news network, CNBC announced that Smith would join the network on July 8, 2020, as the chief general news anchor. He also serves as the host of The News With Shephard Smith.

Personal Life

Smith met his ex-wife, Virginia Donald during his academic years after which they began dating and later exchanged marital vows.

They got married in 1987 and later parted ways in 1993.

Virginia is an American actress, writer and socialite who is well known for professional journalism.

Net Worth

Shepard Smith is an American journalist with an estimated net worth of $20 million.

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