Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith
Real Name/Full Name David Shepard Smith Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shepard Smith
Birth Place: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 January 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds –158.7 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – David Shepard Smith
Mother – Debora Ellen Anderson
Siblings: Not known
School: Marshall Academy
College: University of Mississippi
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Virginia Donald (ex-wife)
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: None
Profession: Broadcast Journalist
Net Worth: $35 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

David Shepard Smith Jr. is a popular American broadcast journalist who works with National Broadcasting Company (NBC) News, an American broadcast television network. He also works with Consumer News Business Channel (CNBC), a pay television in America. In both news channels, David serves as the general news anchor.

Shepard Smith is also a television host with a program called ‘The News with Shepard Smith’. This is an American television program of general interest that broadcasts on CNBC every day at 7 pm since 30th September 2020.

Well, how well do you know about Shepard Smith? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shepard Smith’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shepard Smith to date.

Biography and Early Life

Shepard Smith was born on 14th January 1964 at a place called Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the United States. He is the first-born son to Dora Ellen Anderson and David Shepard Smith. Ellen Anderson, Shepherd’s mother, was an English teacher while is father, Smith, was a cotton merchant.

Shepard Smith did not live with his father after his high school education. His parents divorced, and his mother took him along to Florida where they lived. Shepherd is the elder brother to Benton Smith. He attended Marshall Academy located in Holly Springs.

He later joined the University of Mississippi where he graduated with a degree but missed out on two credits. After he was done from the university, he was employed in Panama City, Florida, as a reporter.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shepard Smith in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shepard Smith’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 14 January 1964. Though, he is 5’ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158.7 lbs in Pound and 72 kg in Kilograms.


Shepard Smith attended Marshal Academy, whereafter he joined the University of Mississippi. He graduated with a journalism degree. He was offered a position in Panama City as a reporter where he gained knowledge and skills to start him off to his career pursuit.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Shepard Smith was born on14 January 1964. He is currently 5’ 6’’ tall and weighs 158.7 lbs. During his studies at the University of Mississippi, he falls in love with Virginia Donald, and they started dating. Virginia was his classmate.

In 1987, they got married, but the relationship did not last for long. They separated in 1993 with no child. In the year 2017, he came out publicly about his sexual orientation. He confirmed he was gay and that he had been in a relationship with his boyfriend for a long time.

Is Shepard Smith Gay?

Shepard Smith is gay. In the year 1987, he married Virginia Donald. Their marriage did not work out, and they separated in the year 1993, with no children. He later confessed in 2017 publicly that he was gay. He said he had been in a long-time relationship with his boyfriend. It took him such a long time to reveal confidently who he really is because it was a battle, he had been fighting within himself which he finally won.

Professional Career

Shepard Smith is one of the topmost broadcasting news anchors in the world. He ventured into his career immediately after school. He secured a job at Panama City Beach Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, with WJHG- television as a news reporter. The WJHG- TV is a virtual television, channel 7, that is licensed to Panama City and belongs to Gray Television.

He also worked with WBBH-TV, having different responsibilities. The WBBH-TV is a virtual channel 20 that works in conjunction with the National Broadcasting Company that is licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, in the United States.

Shepard Smith was offered another job in Miami, which is in the South East of Florida. He worked for WSVN, which is a television virtual channel 7 that works in conjunction with Fox News TV licensed to Miami, Florida, in the United States. He also worked for, WKMG-TV, in Orland which was then referred to as WCPX-TV, a virtual channel 6 that works with the CBC and is licensed to Orlando, Florida, United States.

Shepard Smith offered his service for Fox News with so much input, which earned him a position with A Current Affairs, a magazine television program as a correspondent.

Shepard Smith, with all diligence, served the Fox News Channel for 23years. In the year 2020, 8th July, he joined the Consumer News Business Channel as a news anchor for breaking news, and as Chief General news anchor. He is also a television host, for a primetime news program that he broadcasts every day at 7:00 pm called ‘The News with Shepard Smith’. A program he launched on 30th September 2020. The program reports a collection of stories from around the world and aims at venturing deeper into the world’s financial market.


Shepard Smith has worked hard joining efforts to make his career a success which has earned him a number of achievements. Some of the awards include; a ‘Journalism Award’ from the University of Mississippi, and a ‘Silver Em Award’ by the Mississippi University School of Journalism.

Other achievements include; He served successfully as Managing Director of breaking news and Chief Director at Fox News Channel for 23 years. FNC is a multinational television channel in America that deals with conservative cable news. He delivered his first Commencement Speech at the University of Mississippi on 10th May 2008 and many others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shepard Smith in 2024

Shepard Smith Net Worth
Shepard Smith Net Worth

As of 2024, Shepherd Smith’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million. He created the wealth from his journalism career working with Fox News Channel, CNBC, NBC and other news channels across the United States. He has worked on different programs such as Shepard Smith Reporting’, ‘The Fox Report’, and ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ among many others.

He is rated as among the top best news anchors in the whole world. He has worked with the National Broadcasting Company and Consumer News Business Channel as a news broadcaster. He also acted in a disaster film called Volcano in 1997.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Shepard Smith struggled with identifying his sexual orientation for a very long time.

Shepard Smith Jr. is a successful American broadcast journalist who works for NBC News and CNBC. He has also worked with the Fox News Channel for 23 years successfully. He is one of the best the world has as the topmost productive news anchors. Other than news anchoring, Shepherd hosts a daily business program ‘The News with Shepard Smith’. This program reports from around the world, aiming at the financial market.


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