Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith joins CNBC to host a new evening news program – nearly a year after his shock departure
- Shepard Smith took on the role of host of a new evening news program on CNBC
- The former Fox News anchor hosts ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ this fall
- The show airs Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM, the network said Wednesday
- Smith’s new role comes nine months after he left Fox News after 23 years
Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has taken on a new role at CNBC, hosting an hourly news program for the night, nearly a year after his shock move at Fox.
The network announced on Wednesday, Smith will return to cable news this fall as the main general news anchor for “ The News with Shepard Smith, ” which airs Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM.
‘We want to deliver a night program that searches for the signal in all the noise in a small way. We are delighted that Shep, who has built a career from a fair fight to find and report the facts, will continue his search for the truth at CNBC, “said chairman Mark Hoffman in a statement.
Shepard Smith has become CNBC’s new Chief General News Anchor
The news broadcast aims to “be the perfect bridge between CNBC’s daytime investor-focused news programs and the network’s ambitious business-focused entertainment programs in primetime,” Hoffman added.
Smith said in a statement, “Collecting and reporting the news has been my life’s work. I am honored to continue pursuing the truth, both for the loyal viewers of CNBC and for those who have been following my coverage in good times and bad for decades. ‘
The 56-year-old’s new appearance comes nine months after he shocked viewers and colleagues by announcing that he would be leaving Fox News after 23 years.
The cable news veteran has been the network’s host and editor of Shepard Smith Reporting since 2013.
The award-winning broadcasting journalist will visit the network’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 13.
More details about the new program will be announced in the coming months.