David Shepard Smith Jr. was born on January 14, 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to parents David Shepard Smith Sr. and Dora Ellen Anderson. Smith spent most of his childhood days with his sibling, Benton Smith. Smith is of American nationality and white ethnicity. Shepard went on to attend the Marshall Academy and majored in journalism. Smith did attend University of Mississippi; however, he did not graduate.
Smith began his career in journalism with the WJHG-TV in Florida after which he worked for WCJB-TV in Gainesville. Smith worked as a reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WSVN in Miami, and WCPX-TV in Orlando. Smith joined Fox News in 1996 in the show, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith. It eventually ranked in number three in the top programs portrayed in US cable News. Smith signed a three year-8 million dollars annual contract in 2007 and the contract was renewed in 2010Smith became the managing editor of Fox News breaking news division. He then began hosting Shepard Smith Reporting and Studio B and The Fox Report. Smith became so renowned that he made appearances in some movies.
There have been rumors that Shepard Smith is gay. He is known to have allegedly taken his boyfriend to a Fox Channel picnic and this act was taken negatively by his colleagues. Shepard Smith’s boyfriend is noted to be Giovanni Graziano. The couple is usually seen in Manhattan. Shepard Smith’s girlfriend is inexistent and he himself has not spoken either about his wife or his girlfriend. Thus people assume that he is gay. Shepard Smith’s wife, Virginia Donald met him in University of Mississippi. The couple went on to get married in 1987 and then divorced in 1993 with no children. Smith has not remarried till date.
Shepard Smith is currently 52 years old but looks way under his age. Shepard Smith’s net worth is estimated to be 25 million dollars. Shepard Smith is known to earn a huge salary from his journalism career. The very talented and handsome, Shepard Smith’s biography can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, facebook, twitter and more.