Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith
Celebrated Name: Shepard Smith
Real Name/Full Name: David Shepard “Shep” Smith Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: 14 January 1964
Birth Place: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Virginia Donald (m. 1987–1993)
Children: No
Profession: TV news presenter
Net Worth in 2024: $32 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Shepard Smith is a TV news presenter from the United States of America, who began his career with several NBC affiliated TV stations in Miami, and then joined the Fox News in the same year of its foundation.

Maybe you know about Shepard Smith very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Shepard Smith’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

David Shepard Smith Jr. was born on January 14, 1964, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. His father, David Shepard Smith, Sr worked in a merchant, and his mother, Dora Ellen Anderson, was a teacher, but she died in 2013. Shepard Smith has a brother, and his name is Benton Smith. His parents separated, he lived with his mother along with his brother in Florida, where he finished his high schooling after attending the Marshall Academy. Shepard Smith studied journalism at the University of Mississippi but left before graduating.

Personal Life

Shepard Smith was married to Virginia Donald from 1987-1993. Virginia was his classmate, and they didn’t have any children together. Shepard Smith stated in 2017 that he is gay, and this is one part of his personal life.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 January 1964, Shepard Smith is 60 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.


Shepard Smith landed his first job at the NBC affiliated TV station, WJHG-TV. He worked as a reporter for the WBBH-TV, and as a reporter for WCPX-TV. Shepard Smith worked at the Fox-affiliated TV station, WSVN, as an anchor and reporter, and in 1996 he joined Fox News Channel. He also was a correspondent at the TV newsmagazine “A Current Affair.”

During his start with Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith covered several important stories. He covered the “Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales,” the United States presidential election in Florida, the execution of the domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, and the effects of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith” was one of the most trusted news broadcasting in the United States from 2006-2013. He also anchored several major news presentations for FOX.

“Shepard Smith Reporting” began in 2013, but before that, it was called “Studio B.” At that year, he was also assigned another role as a managing editor of Fox News. Shepard Smith also appeared in a disaster thriller movie titled “Volcano” as an anchor.

In 2017, people are asking Fox News to fire Shepard Smith because he has been talking about Hillary Clinton mentioning conspiracy theories. Some sources say that he has been already fired, but it is not confirmed yet.

Awards & Achievements

Shepard Smith has never received any award win or nomination. However, he has achieved huge success with Fox News channel as their news anchor. When Shepard Smith was the host and anchor of “The Fox Report” (The Fox Report with Shepard Smith), it was one of the most trusted news programs to watch in the United States according to what the viewers said.

Net Worth & Salary of Shepard Smith in 2024

Shepard Smith Net Worth 2019As of June 2024, Shepard Smith has an estimated net worth of more than $32 million. He made his fortune from being first a report and then one of the best news anchors in the world. Shepard Smith’s salary with Fox News was $8 million annually. He has worked in several programs with Fox, including “The Fox Report,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” and the most recent one is “Shepard Smith Reporting.” Shepard Smith is currently the chief news anchor and managing director of Fox News.

Shepard Smith is one of the highest-paid news anchors across the world. He started with Fox News channel since the channel’s start as a reporter covering several important and major topics, and now he’s the chief news anchor and managing director.


  1. I love Shepard Smith. There’s just no other news/anchorman a smart and good as him. He deserves numerous awards for his brilliant performances through all the years. I love you Shep! Merry Christmas Eve today, 2020.


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