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Fox News Renews Deal With Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith may report some items that anger viewers of Fox News Channel, but that hasn’t kept the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet from retaining him in its lineup.
Fox News said Thursday that it signed the anchor to a new multi-year deal. Smith and Fox last drew up new employment terms in 2013, when Fox News made him its primary breaking-news anchor for the network, and created a new studio, the “Fox News Deck” that he could use to interrupt regularly scheduled programming as events warranted.
“Shepard Smith is an exemplary journalist whose skill in anchoring breaking news is unrivaled,” said Rupert Murdoch, the network’s executive chairman, in a statement. “His powerful storytelling on both television and digital platforms has elevated our entire news gathering process.”
Smith has been at the network for more than two decades, and was one of the network’s original hires. In recent years, he has renewed his contract with Fox News in three- or four-year intervals.
The anchor has developed a reputation for telling it like it is, no matter what some of Fox News’ most popular primetime personalities might say in the course of their shows. During his tenure, he has debunked a conservative theory suggesting Hillary Clinton had benefited from a U.S. uranium deal and, more recently, told his viewers the ongoing investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election is not a Democratic hoax, despite comments by President Trump stating it was. http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-news-renews-shepard-smith-1202727796/