Shepard Smith is a news anchor and reporter for FOX News Channel (FNC). He is the networks lead anchor hosting the evening newscast, “The FOX Report with Shepard Smith,” from 7-8 p.m. ET weekdays. He also hosts “Studio B with Shepard Smith” on weekday afternoons from 3-4 p.m. ET.
FOX Report with Shepard Smith has been the number 1 cable news program for its timeslot for nearly 100 months beating out CNN and MSNBC combined according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, Studio B with Shepard Smith doubles its competitors, CNN Newsroom and MSNBC Live ratings in the afternoon.
Was Shepard Smith arrested?
On Friday, Nov. 17, 2001 while covering the Florida presidential election fiasco, Shepard Smith was arrested for allegedly driving his car into another reporter who was standing in a parking space she was trying to save for a friend. The victim was freelance journalist Maureen Walsh of Tallahassee. She was hospitalized and released later the same day with bruises on her knees and legs.
Sgt. Edwin Maxwell stated to the St. Petersburg Times that Walsh was standing across the street from the state capitol when Smith drove up and "shouted some profanities at her and basically just struck her, striking her at the knees, which threw her up on the car".
The charges against Smith were dropped following a few case-management hearings between their attorneys said the Leon County state attorney's office.
Is Shepard Smith married?
Does Shepard Smith have a wife?
Shepard Smith was married, but is divorced. He married Virginia Donald in 1987 but was divorced in 1993. The two were university of Mississippi classmates.
Is Shepard Smith gay?
What is Shepard Smith's sexual orientation?
On Shepard Smiths sexuality, there are mixed reports. While he was married, there is much debate on weather or not Shepard Smith is gay.
In an interview with Playboy when asked about his sexual orientation, Smith declined to answer questions about his sexuality. He said, "I don't talk about those things. I won't tell you what church I go to or whether I go."Also, according to the HBO Documentary "Outrage," Shepard Smith is gay.
In 2005, Shepard Smith was outed in the Washington Blade by Kevin Naff, the managing editor of the Gay Weekly. Naff said that Smith "chatted me up in a New York City gay piano bar, bought me drinks, and invited me back to his place."
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- Shepard Smith | Studio B | The FOX Report | Shepard Smith FOX News - FOXNews.com
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