Shepard Smith is becoming a member of CNBC to anchor a brand new one-hour night information program. The announcement comes nearly 9 months after Smith introduced his departure from Fox Information. The present, which is ready to launch this fall, is titled The Information with Shepard Smith and can air Monday by Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
In keeping with a press launch this system will “cover the most significant news stories of the day and will feature the well-respected, fact-based storytelling that has been the hallmark of his 30-year career.”
In his new function, Smith will assume the title of CNBC’s chief common information anchor and chief breaking common information anchor together with serving as government editor of his program.
Smith mentioned in a press release, “Gathering and reporting the news has been my life’s work. 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.”
He continued saying, “CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman, a journalist himself at his core, 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. I am excited to be working with the exceptional talent at CNBC and eager to build a team focused on uncovering the news behind the headlines.”
Hoffman mentioned in a press release, “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. 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.”
“Shep’s newscast will tap into his extensive experience and deep passion for breaking news, in-depth storytelling and incisive interviews and serve as the perfect bridge between CNBC’s daytime investor-focused news programming and the network’s aspirational business-oriented entertainment programs in primetime,” Hoffman continued.
After twenty years, Smith left Fox Information final October. Throughout his time at Fox, Smith served as chief information anchor of the community, managing editor of the breaking information division and anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting. His slot was changed by Invoice Hemmer.
In a press release about his departure from Fox, Smith mentioned, “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged.”
“The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many,” the anchor continued. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day — I will deeply miss them.”