Shepard “Shep” Smith is a well-known figure as an anchor in the arena of television news in America. His caliber was best judged with his appearance in the “Fox Report with Shepard Smith” for Fox News. “Studio B” which was aired on weekdays for the same channel was also appreciated by the viewers.

In 2013 he was an automatic choice for the show “Shepard Smith Reporting .“ Soon after Fox News had asked it is no more a surprise to understand that with his special aptitude Smith had earned a hefty salary. All his efforts have enabled the prominent anchor to earn and accumulate not less than $20 million dollars as his net worth.

Early life

He was born on 14thJanuary, 1964 in Mississippi of the USA. He was born to father David S. Smith, Sr. and mother Dora Ellen Anderson as David Smith, Jr. His father was a rich cotton merchant, and the mother was an English teacher. He was admitted to a private K–12 schools, Marshall Academy, which is located in Holly Springs. As usual, the parents failed to stay together for some personal reasons notwithstanding the life of their children. The young Smith along with his brother shifted Florida with their mother.

His primary education received a jolt as he moved away from his father and the school. Later he completed his high school education in Florida. He then wanted to learn journalism and hence enrolled at the University of Mississippi. But unfortunately, Smith dropped out just a couple of praises away from getting the graduation degree.


In the broadcasting, he started his career in the Panama City, Florida at the premises of WJHG-TV. He had shown his caliber of journalism by reporting in Fort Myers for WBBH-TV. His reporting aptitude had also served at Gainesville for WCJB-TV and at Orlando for WCPX-TV. Smith was in Miami to report and anchor the broadcasting of WSVN. He had also served as an intern for “A Current Affair” at California.

Smith started working for the Fox News Channel in the year 1996. He has been prospering with his reporting career for a long time and has covered upon major incidents and news. He was very much present at the accident site of Princess Diana and brilliantly covered up the whole tragic incident. In the year 2000, he even covered the whole of the presidential election that was held in Florida. He was bold and brave enough to be present in the site of Paris attack in the year 2015. People were just shocked by his brevity and spirit as he was present in Boston making coverage of the tragic marathon bombing.

“The report with Shepard Smith” was suggested as the most top-rated television program that was listed and ranked as the third position in the rate chart. He was coverage the brilliantly the effects caused by Hurricane Katrina. His performance was evaluated, and soon he got to be nominated as the greatest efficient anchor in the newsroom. Besides hosting the news programmes on the Fox News channel, he also engages himself in presenting the news of the channel Prime Time.

Throughout his career, there is no such incident that has blemished his reputation leaving his getting arrested for a car parking issue in Florida. But later the case did not stand due lack of evidence, thus releasing Smith.

Smith even appeared in a film named “Volcano.” In a film named Fahrenheit 9/11, Smith’s reporting footage that covered the Iraq War in the year 2003 and was broadcasted by Fox News channel was added in the film.

Personal life

Smith exchanged vows with Virginia Donald in 1987 who was his classmate at the University of Mississippi. Their relation had not grown further with an issue. The vows were dampened in 1993 without any reason from either side. But surprising soon after his separation with Virginia Donald it was rumored that he was dating Patty Frees.

Shepard’s personal life is full of mysteries and being a media professional there are several questions that rose against his orientation. The social networking sites have discovered Smith to be a gay. People are really eager to know about his sexual preference. However, there are several issues that he came up with to sort out the confusion. After getting settled with the rumors, he again started dating Govanni, who was the Fox News Business producer. The couple met each other in the Fox studio. Soon in the year 2017, they declared of their gay relationship.

Quick summary:

Full Name: David Shepard Smith, Jr

Date of Birth: 14thJanuary, 1964

Birth Place: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: 53 Years

Profession: News Anchor

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 67 Kg

Net worth: $20 Million dollars