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Shepard Smith hired by CNBC, will host evening newscast

Shepard Smith hired by CNBC, will host evening newscast
Posted at 1:36 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 16:36:47-04

Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has a new landing spot after leaving the network abruptly last fall. CNBC announced that Smith will join the network and host a 7 p.m. newscast.

“The News with Shepard Smith” will launch this fall, and CNBC said that Smith will also serve as the network's chief general news anchor and managing editor of the breaking news division.

“I am honored to continue to pursue the truth, both for CNBC’s loyal viewers and for those who have been following my reporting for decades in good times and in bad,” Smith said in a press release.

Smith was one of FOX News' original hires when the network launched in 1996. Smith hosted "Shepard Smith Reporting" starting in 2013, and before that, was the anchor of "Studio B."

CNBC, which is more geared toward financial news, said it will use Smith’s program beyond financial news.

“Much like our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC reporters and producers can go beyond the financial markets to tell rich, deeply-reported stories across the entire landscape of global news. Each evening, Shep’s program will be the place where we’ll deliver that same credible coverage of the key issues of the day,” said Dan Colarusso, Senior Vice President, CNBC Business News.