One of the most familiar faces at Fox News Channel is leaving the cable network. Shepard Smith, the chief news anchor and managing editor of the channel’s breaking news unit, announced his exit today after 23 years at the channel.
Smith made the announcement this afternoon on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
Fox News confirmed Smith’s departure in a press release, which you can read in full by clicking here.
“This afternoon’s edition of ‘Shepard Smith Reporting’ was Mr. Smith’s final show, during which he addressed his decision,” the network said in the release. “A series of rotating anchors will host the 3 p.m. ET time slot until a new dayside news program is announced.”
The news comes one day after Donald Trump named Smith in tweets criticizing Fox News and lamenting that the channel is “much different than it used to be in the good old days.” Click here to see Trump’s tweets in Thursday’s report.
Please click here to read the full press release from Fox News.