The bane of the existence of many conservative Fox News fans, Shepard Smith, is gone at the news network.
“Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter,” Smith said in a statement.
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“After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor.
“I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day — I will deeply miss them.”
“Shepard Smith will step down from his role as Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor of the network’s breaking news unit and Anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting, announced Jay Wallace, President & Executive Editor of FOX News Media.
“This afternoon’s edition of Shepard Smith Reporting was Mr. Smith’s final show, during which he addressed his decision. A series of rotating anchors will host the 3PM/ET time slot until a new dayside news program is announced,” Fox News said in a statement.