Shephard's program The Fox Report is the No. 1 rated newscast ranking third overall in the top five programs in cable news.
He played himself in the movie Volcano.
Shep was arrested by Florida police in November 2000 and charged with aggravated battery with a motor vehicle after arguing with another reporter over a parking space (both were covering the Bush-Gore Florida vote debacle).
Shep is a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Shep began his journalism career at WJHG-TV (NBC) in Panama City, Florida.
He is nicknamed "Shep."
Shep joined FOX News Channel (FNC) at the network's inception in 1996.
Shep was recently recognized as the second most trusted news anchor in the country in a TV Guide poll.
He attended the University of Mississippi.
Shep also is host of Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith, which is one of the highest rated news broadcasts in America! It comes on weeknights on FNC at 7:00pm EST.
Shep hosts the show Studio B, which boasts on the spot reporting and live interviews with the hottest people "in the know."
It airs weekdays on FNC 3:00pm EST.
Shep On CBS, ABC, and NBC newcasts: I could not care less what they lead with. I could not care less what's above the fold in The Washington Post or New York Times or Washington Times or New York Post.
Shep On his reporting style: Some people don't like it, and that's fine.
Shep: The exact time of death, I think, is not something that matters so much at this moment for we will be reliving John Paul's life for many days and weeks and even years and decades and centuries to come.
Shep: I'm excited to contribute to another platform of the FOX News brand. Radio is a fascinating medium and I'm eager to embark on this new opportunity.
Shep: We have a product for sale called news, and I'm a salesman.
Shep: I'm very excited about our product. Our product is the day's news, something for your water cooler in the morning, and something maybe to get a giggle about while you're at the office the next day. All of those things can come together in a package that doesn't have to be boring. Why take something that we find so interesting and artificially make it boring? That seems like it would be a real disservice.
Shep: We don't communicate in full sentences anyway. We don't need all those words.
Shep: I need to keep my story count high. I'm trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We're telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think.