Former Fox Host Shepard Smith Heading to CNBC for Prime Time Anchor Slot

A former Fox News anchor who was hated by many viewers on the network is headed to a liberal stronghold. That’s right, Shepard Smith the embattled former anchor is headed back to work.

Shepard Smith, who quit last year after clashes with Fox News colleagues, has signed on to anchor a new one-hour evening news show called “The News with Shepard Smith,” CNBC announced.

Smith is headed back to TV this fall. Smith, who left Fox News in 2019 after getting into constant arguments with fellow fox hosts.

CNBC is giving Shep some big titles: “CNBC’s Chief General News Anchor and Chief Breaking General News Anchor as well as Executive Editor of The News with Shepard Smith.”

Shep says CNBC boss Mark Hoffman “presented me with CNBC’s vision for a fact-based, hour-long evening news program with the mission to cut through the static to deliver facts, in context and with perspective. I know I found a great home for my newscast.”

This will be a time slot homecoming for Shep, who helmed the 7pm hour on Fox News until Roger Ailes demoted him in 2013 to make room for Megyn Kelly. No word on an exact launch date yet.

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