Former Fox News host Shepard Smith lands new gig at rival news network

Posted 27 days ago

From THEHILL.COM

Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is joining CNBC, where he will anchor an hourlong evening news show, the network announced Wednesday.

“The News with Shepard Smith” will launch on an unspecified fall date and run in the 7-8 p.m. time slot. It marks a departure from the network’s typical evening programming, which frequently features opinion and unscripted shows.

“Information is coming at us from every direction. If we’re not careful life-altering decisions will be made based on half-truth, rumor, misdirection or worse,” CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement. “We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise. 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.”

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