Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith joining CNBC

David Caplan
July 08, 2020 - 2:50 pm

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, Fox News Channel chief news anchor Shepard Smith appears on the set of "Shepard Smith Reporting" in New York. Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network. He has worked at Fox News Channel since the network started in 1996. In a statement, Smith said he had asked the company to let him leave. He gave no reason for the seemingly sudden decision. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who left the network last October, is heading to CNBC, the network announced on Wednesday.

He will anchor a new one-hour evening news program on the business-oriented cable network called "The News with Shepard Smith."

It will debut in the fall during the 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.

CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement,  “Information is coming at us from every direction,” Mr. Hoffman said in a statement. “If we’re not careful life-altering decisions will be made based on half-truth, rumor, misdirection or worse. We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise.”

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