Shepard Smith Boosted Fox News’ Credibility, Not Its Bottom Line

  • Variety
Journalists from across the TV-news sector will miss Shepard Smith at Fox News. The bean counters at the cable-news outlet’s parent, Fox Corp., will not.

Smith sent media circles teetering off their centers Friday by announcing in the final minutes of his mid-afternoon show that he was leaving the network as soon as he finished uttering the last sentence on his teleprompter. “I heard Shepard’s sign off in real time on my car radio and had to pull over to process it,’says Alisyn Camerota, the CNN “New Day” anchor who worked at Fox News for more than a decade. “Before he was an anchor, there were many breaking news stories we worked on, side by side ,in the field and I was always floored by his indefatigable work ethic. After a 12-hour shift of reporting, he’d still be in the van editing his own pieces well past midnight,
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