Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Joins CNBC to Host Evening Newscast

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Joins CNBC to Host Evening Newscast

‘The News with Shepard Smith’ will debut this fall on the cable news business channel

One of the first on-air hires at Fox News when it launched in 1996, Shepard Smith left the channel last October.PHOTO: RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS

By Joe FlintJuly 8, 2020 2:35 pm ET

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CNBC has signed former Fox News journalist Shepard Smith to anchor a new one-hour evening news program, the network said Wednesday.

“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.

“Information is coming at us from every direction,” Mr. Hoffman said in a statement. “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.”

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