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On October 15th edition of Shepard Smith ReportingShep Smith called out "irresponsible" Ebola fear-mongering in the media, telling viewers: "Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and on the television or read the fear-provoking words onine. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible. Thomas Frieden to a propagandist, and after Fox's Sean Hannity said on his radio show that he would ignore the CDC press conference because he doesn't trust them.
The computers behind him—clad in giant white shells, they look like robots from the Star Wars universe—are each manned by researchers. Several of them are scanning their email and news sites, one is looking at realdonaldtrump on Twitter. And Smith, wired with an earpiece to the control room, is periodically issuing commands—to those researchers, to the producers who call his desk phone, to the air around him.
Shepard Smith, chief breaking news anchor at Fox News Network, is speaking out about being a gay man. The increased openness about his personal life comes during a period of unprecedented upheaval at the news network, following the forced departures of Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly and the subsequent resignation of co-president Bill Shine amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations. On the topic of his sexuality, the year-old Smith recently told students at University of Mississippihis alma mater, "I don't think about it. It's not a thing.
He serves as the channel's chief news anchor and as managing editor of the breaking news division. After high school, his parents split and he moved to Florida with his mother. He frequently returns to the university during college football season and delivered the university's annual commencement address on May 10,
Until the conference, the closest Smith had come to publicly admitting he was gay was in an interview with the Huffington Post in October. He was always good to me. Smith, who married Virginia Donald in before divorcing inexplained why he chose to be closeted for so long.
Fox News said Thursday that it signed the anchor to a new multi-year deal. In recent years, he has renewed his contract with Fox News in three- or four-year intervals. During his tenure, he has debunked a conservative theory suggesting Hillary Clinton had benefited from a U.