CNBC Signs Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith to Host 'Evening News Program'

Nick Kangadis | July 8, 2020
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If Forrest Gump and Al Gore had a baby, it might look, sound and act like Shepard Smith. Sorry, I’ve just always wanted to tell that joke in an article, and this story allowed for me to do just that. Sorry, not sorry.

Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has signed a deal with CNBC to “anchor a new one-hour evening news program,” according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

The WSJ reported:

“The News with Shepard Smith” will debut this fall in the 7-8 p.m. time slot on the cable news business channel. The Monday through Friday newscast marks a significant shift in the evening programming strategy for CNBC, which currently relies on light, unscripted fare.

CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said Mr. Smith’s show will try to be a counter to news and commentary programming.

Smith was known to Fox News viewers for his daily criticisms of President Donald Trump and his administration during his 3 p.m. EST show, “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

Back in October of last year, Smith announced his decision to leave Fox News only one year after signing a multi-year deal with the cable news network.

Here's video of Smith from 2019, explaining his decision to leave Fox News: