How Shep Smith went from local reporter to a controversial Fox News anchor and outspoken critic
- Shepard Smith announced that he's leaving Fox News after 23 years at the cable news network.
- The anchor had been with Fox News since its inception in 1996 and took on a reputation in recent years as an outspoken critic of some of his network colleagues and President Donald Trump.
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Longtime anchor Shepard Smith announced that he's leaving Fox News after 23 years at the cable news network.
Smith made his mark on air with a signature fast-paced and lean language broadcasting style, and built a career on covering legendary events like President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment trial, the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.In recent years, the network star publicly butt heads with Fox News opinion show figures and President Donald Trump, which some have speculated were the early signs of his discontent at the network. Here's how Shep Smith came from local reporting to Fox News' in-house rebel.