Former Fox News host Shepard Smith will be joining CNBC the network announced live on air this afternoon.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Shepard Smith will host “The News with Shepard Smith” on CNBC from 7 to 8 PM Eastern beginning this fall.
Smith will be chief general news anchor and chief breaking news anchor for the network.
In a press release, Shepard Smith said 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.”
“We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise,” Hoffman said in the press release. “We’re thrilled that Shep, who’s built a career on an honest fight to find and report the facts, will continue his pursuit of the truth at CNBC.”
Smith spent 23 years at Fox News. Most recently, he hosted “Shepard Smith Reporting” before leaving the network in October 2019.
He was a big critic of President Trump and network evening anchor Tucker Carlson at the Fox News Channel which caused turmoil inside the studio.
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