Shepard Smith to fill in for Lester Holt on 'NBC Nightly News'
CNBC host Shepard Smith will fill in for Lester Holt of "NBC Nightly News" on Friday night, the network confirmed on Thursday. News of the network's plans to have Smith fill in for Holt was first reported by CNN on Wednesday evening. Smith joined NBCUniversal in June of 2020 after spending years as an anchor and reporter at Fox News, where he hosted "The Fox Report with Shepard Smith" from 1999 to 2013 and became managing editor of the network's...news.yahoo.com
‘We got to do a better job’ vaccinating underserved communities, says Connecticut governor
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) told CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" "we got to do a better job there" when it comes to delivering Covid vaccines to underserved communities. The Connecticut governor doubled down on his strategy and pointed to those workers who live with older family members. Pfizer's Chief Business Officer John Young said the company can ramp up production from approximately 5 million doses to more than 13 million doses by mid- March. Moderna President Dr. Stephen Hoge said his company is similarly working to double its shipments and turn out about 40 million doses a month by April. J&J Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Richard Nettles said that the company plans to ship more than 20 million doses to the U.S. by the end of March.cnbc.com
Fox News shuffles daytime lineup; CNN makes changes
Both Fox and CNN announced schedule changes on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Both Fox and CNN announced lineup changes Monday, as is often the case for news organizations with a new president about to take power. For years, first with Shepard Smith and then with MacCallum, Fox has stressed news instead of opinion in that hour. In fact, Newsmax issued a statement that its improved daytime and 7 p.m. ratings since the election has triggered changes at Fox. Since the election, CNN has averaged 1.92 million viewers in those daytime hours, with Fox and MSNBC both at 1.53 million.
Antibody drugs used to treat Trump, others could cut Covid-19 hospitalizations by half, but they're not being used by the general public
But a month into their distribution, the opposite problem has emerged: the drugs are not getting used. Policymakers expected to need to ration the antibody drugs. They're complicated to manufacture , and Regeneron said there were only enough doses for 80,000 Americans by the end of November. When President Donald Trump got sick with Covid-19 in October, he credited an antibody drug from Regeneron with making him feel better "immediately." Another issue is that the drugs need to be given early in the course of the disease.cnbc.com
HHS Secretary Azar says the public will get Covid vaccine 'by the end of February into March'
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told "The News with Shepard Smith" that most Americans can expect to get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as late February. Azar added, however, that the timeline for vaccinating the general public could be even earlier if the approval of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine comes soon. "It [the antibodies] can dramatically reduce the risk, for us, of hospitalizations at a time when our hospitals are getting very crowded with people with Covid," Azar said. The record-breaking number of hospitalizations keeps growing daily with more than 110,000 Covid patients in hospitals right now. Covid cases, deaths, and hospitalizations all hit record highs today, according to the Covid Tracking Project.cnbc.com
Sen. Joe Manchin says Covid bi-partisan relief plan is an emergency package, ‘not a do-all, end-all'
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are trying to broker a $908 billion stimulus plan. Host Shepard Smith pointed out that there is no money for direct payments to people in the Senator's plan. Manchin said that "there is not," and he emphasized that the emergency "is more with the people who are unemployed." On the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put the onus on Democrats for slowing progress on a relief bill. "Make it an ethical violation if a senator goes out and campaigns against another senator," Manchin said.cnbc.com
El Paso hospitals see patients with both the coronavirus and the flu
El Paso, Texas pulmonologist Dr. Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala told CNBC that the hospital infrastructure in El Paso "hasn't and won't for the foreseeable future" be able to withstand the coronavirus surge that has stricken his community. "There is no bed available in any hospital in El Paso and there hasn't been for at least the last couple of weeks." The number of coronavirus patients in ICUs is at a six-month high and the country is rapidly approaching 1,000 deaths per day. The El Paso pulmonologist told host Shepard Smith that he had never seen anything like this in his professional career, and that he has been seeing patients with both the coronavirus and flu. "It is concerning because obviously we're seeing patients with not one but two essentially lethal conditions," Dr.Gonzalez-Ayala said.cnbc.com
Shepard Smith fact checks Trump’s remarks on alleged voter fraud
CNBC's Shepard Smith on "The News With Shepard Smith" on Thursday broke into President Donald Trump's press conference — where the president made claims of rampant voter fraud, without providing evidence — to fact check what he said.cnbc.com
U.S. 'credibility is on the line' on Nov. 3, presidential historian Michael Beschloss says
NBC News' presidential historian Michael Beschloss warned on election eve that the credibility of the United States is "absolutely on the line" when it comes to the results of the presidential election. In Iowa, absentee ballots must be received in the county auditor's office no later than noon on Nov. 9. Although, the ballots must be received after the polls close on Election Day, and must be postmarked by the day before or earlier. In North Carolina, however, mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than Nov.12. Warren Harding became the 29th President of the United States and the influenza pandemic was a memory," Beschloss said.cnbc.com
‘Follow the Fauci’ — Shepard Smith makes a plea to the country
As the devastating new coronavirus surge worsens, Shepard Smith, anchor and executive editor of CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith," has a message for friends, loved ones and viewers across the country: "Follow the Fauci." So, follow the Fauci. Smith was referring to White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "In the spring and early summer, we lived the horror of neighbors and friends sick and dying," CNBC's Smith said. Scientists tell us that next month will be historically bad unless you make a personal decision to follow the Fauci.cnbc.com
Shepard Smith on his success: ‘I never said no. Not to one assignment’
Shepard Smith on the set of his new CNBC show, "The News with Shepard Smith." With his new CNBC show, "The News with Shepard Smith," longtime journalist Shepard Smith says he doesn't want to tell anyone how to think. He's even had to learn his own personal truth along the way. 'I never said no'After Panama City, Smith took reporting jobs in Fort Myers, Texas, Miami and Orlando, Florida, before finally landing in New York. But Smith says his drive was more than just a quest for success — it also helped him hide from his personal life.cnbc.com
Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV
The 56-year-old newsman, a Fox News original who joined that network at its start in 1996, says he's relishing the fresh start. Smith left more questions than answers upon his Fox exit, leaving others to speculate about why. His 3 p.m. newscast stood out at a network where opinion is king, and sometimes he challenged statements made by the network's prime-time hosts. Asked about it, Smith said that “I had felt like it was time for a new challenge for a long time. With CNN, MSNBC and the broadcast networks courting Smith, CNBC was considered an underdog, at best.
'Hoax' book reveals extent of internal unease at Fox
He wasn't prepared to hear the extent of concerns about the network's direction by people who work there. It was one of the reasons he wrote “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth,” which will be released Tuesday. “There is a real resistance inside Fox News,” Stelter told The Associated Press. Catherine Herridge, a respected Washington reporter who left for CBS, told colleagues that Fox management was “afraid of the news,” Stelter wrote. The book discusses the exits of several others, including Jenna Lee, Abby Huntsman, Conor Powell, Clayton Morris and Ellison Barber.
Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith donating $500,000 to Committee to Protect Journalists
Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announced Thursday that he is donating $500,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. "A free press is the underpinning of a democracy, and it cannot be taken for granted," Smith told the audience at the nonprofit organization's annual Press Freedom Gala in New York City. "Journalists continue to be murdered and thrown in prison when they speak out," Smith said. Six journalists were honored, including Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe, who were imprisoned for 500 days of a seven-year sentence in Myanmar before being freed. Several major news organizations, including CBS News, were in attendance.cbsnews.com
Shepard Smith exits Fox News after 23 years
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo(Reuters) - Shepard Smith, chief news anchor and breaking new managing editor at Fox, will leave the network, Fox News Media said on Friday. Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. Under our agreement, I wont be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future, Smith said on his Friday show. On Aug. 7, Trump tweeted Watching Fake News CNN is better than watching Shepard Smith, the lowest rated show on @FoxNews. More recently, on Oct. 10, Trump named Smith in a tweet that criticized the channel after a Fox news poll showed a slight majority of voters favoring his impeachment and removal.feeds.reuters.com
Shepard Smith makes shocking announcement that he is leaving Fox News
(CNN) - In a stunning announcement, Shepard Smith said on his Friday show that after more than two decades at Fox News, he was stepping down as chief news anchor, and leaving the network. "This is my last newscast here," Smith said, adding that he was "eternally grateful" to Fox for the opportunities it has afforded him. Smith said that he recently asked Fox to allow him to leave and begin a "new chapter" and that after management requested he stay, the network obliged. In late September, Tucker Carlson, a pro-Trump host, mocked Smith when he stood up for Judge Andrew Napolitano. The announcement shocked Neil Cavuto, the Fox host whose show follows Smith's.
Fox News chief anchor Shepard Smith exits network Trump quips 'that's a shame'
Fox News chief news anchor Shepard Smith is leaving the conservative cable network after 23 years there, he announced Friday. Smith's appearance Friday on "Shepard Smith Reporting" was his last appearance on the network, according to Fox News. In addition to working as chief news anchor, Smith had been managing editor of the network's breaking news unit. At a network known for its often full-throated support of President Donald Trump, Smith stood out for his criticisms of the president and for his fact-checking of claims by Trump and his supporters. "At no time did anyone - including anyone in management or a third party - speak to Shepard Smith regarding this matter," a Fox News spokesperson said.cnbc.com
Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump , abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday. On Thursday, the president cited Smith and Fox analysts Andrew Napolitano and Donna Brazile in a tweet that said, "Fox News doesn't deliver for US anymore. While he often angered many of Fox's conservative viewers, Smith's work was most prominently cited by the network when it received criticism for being too partisan. On his afternoon newscast, Smith had frequently given tough reports debunking statements made by Trump and his supporters even the Fox News opinion hosts that rule the network's prime-time lineup. Smith, 55, said he is not retiring, although his agreement with Fox will forbid him from working elsewhere "at least in the near future."chicagotribune.com
Shepard Smith, a frequent Trump critic, leaves Fox News
Shepard Smith, one of the few anchors on Fox News willing to criticize President Trump, is leaving the network. Friday afternoon's edition of "Shepard Smith Reporting" was the last episode of the show. In a statement, Smith said that he recently asked Fox News to "allow me to leave" and "begin a new chapter." Shepard Smith during his show "Shepard Smith Reporting," in New York, on Monday, January 30, 2017. Richard Drew / APJay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News Media, called Smith "one of the premier newscasters of his generation."cbsnews.com
Trump attacks Joe Biden, Sherrod Brown and Fox News host Shepard Smith on his way to El Paso
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs on travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas following back-to-back mass shootings in the cities, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 7, 2019. Trump said that a Biden presidency "will be one big crash, but at least China will be happy." Trump next set his sights on Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, also a Democrat, who gave a news conference earlier this afternoon after Trump left the city. Trump called Brown a "failed Presidential Candidate (0%)." Brown had ruled out a 2020 presidential bid.cnbc.com