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What is Shepard Smith Net Worth 2022? His Bio, Gay, Wife, Boyfriend, Height

What is Shepard Smith Net Worth 2022? His Bio, Gay, Wife, Boyfriend, Height

Facts of Shepard Smith

Full Name: Shepard Smith
Birth Date: January 14, 1964
Age: 58 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Television anchor
Country: United States
Horoscope: Capricorn
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
DatingGio Graziano (2013)
DivorceVirginia Donald (1987-1993)
Net Worth$25 million
Salary$10 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceHolly Springs, Mississippi
EducationMarshall Academy, the University of Mississippi
FatherDavid Shepard Smith Sr
MotherDora Ellen Anderson
SiblingsBenton Smith
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Shepard Smith is an American television anchor who is widely famous for his former role as the chief anchor and managing editor of the Fox News Channel’s breaking news division.

Early Life of Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith opened his eyes as David Shepard Smith Jr on 14th January 1964 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 55 years old while his horoscope is Capricorn. He is the son of David Shepard Smith Sr (father) and Dora Ellen Anderson (mother). His mother was an English teacher while his father was a cotton merchant.

After his parents split, he moved to Florida with his mother, Dora. He grew up with his brother Benton Smith. Shepard holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnical background.


He graduated from Marshall Academy in Holly Springs in the year 1982. After that, he attended the University of Mississippi, where he studied journalism but left two credits away from graduation. On 10th May 2008, he frequently returns to the university during college football season and delivered the university’s annual commencement address.


  • He appeared as himself in the 1997 movie, Volcano.

What is Shepard Smith Net Worth?

Shepard Smith has an estimated net worth of around $25 million as of 2022 which he earned through his career as a television anchor. Further, he receives $10 million per year as his salary. On 19th November 2007, the New York Times reported that Shepard had signed a three-year contract giving him between $7 million to $8 million.


Shepard Smith tied the wedding knot to his ex-wife, Virginia Donald in the year 1987. His ex-wife is a University of Mississippi classmate. However, they divorced in the year 1993 due to some mysterious reason. 

Shepard Smith with ex-wife, Virginia Donald
Caption: Shepard Smith with ex-wife, Virginia Donald (Photo: Heightline)

Is Shepard Smith Gay? His Relationship with His Boyfriend

As of now, he is in a romantic relationship with his boyfriend, Gio Graziano since 2013. In the year 2017, Shepard confirmed in a speech that he is gay, but never thought of himself as “in the closet”, stating,

“I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work and manage a lot of people. I cover the news and deal with holy hell around me while i go home to the man I’m in love with.”

Shepard Smith with his boyfriend, Gio Graziano
Caption: Shepard Smith with his boyfriend, Gio Graziano (Photo: Daily Mail)

Height and Weight

Shepard Smith stands at a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches while his body weight is around 73 kg. Smith’s hair and eyes are brown in color.


  •  Smith began his career as a reporter at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida in the year 1985.
  • After that, he joined WJHG-TV (NBC) in Panama City Beach, Florida and later, joined WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WSVN-TV in Miami, and WCPX-TV in Orlando.
Shepard Smith, American television anchor
Caption: Shepard Smith, American television anchor (Photo: Vox)
  • Further, Shepard served as a news reporter for the syndicated program, A Current Affair.
  • In October 1996, he joined the Fox News Channel as a New York-based general assignment reporter and senior correspondent.
  • He has been assigned to cover many major news stories during his career with the channel.
  • Shepard was sent to the United Kingdom to cover Princess Diana’s funeral in the year 1997.
  • He began to serve as the main anchor of Fox Report from 13th September 1999 until he was replaced by Jon Scott in June 2018.
  • During the 2000 Presidential election, Smith was sent to Florida to cover the ballot counting controversy.
  • He served as a media witness to Timothy McVeigh’s execution in June 2001.
  • In the following year, he covered the attack on the World Trade Center, reaching the site within minutes.
  • When in October 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan, Shepard thoroughly covered the war.
  • He began to host Studio B with Shepard Smith which is an afternoon news/opinion/talk program from 2002.
  • In the year 2008, Shepard covered the United States Presidential election, reporting from various locations such as the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention.
  • In the year 2013, he became the managing editor of Fox News’s new breaking news division, and Studio B with Shepard Smith was re-launched as Shepard Smith Reporting which is a program he continues to host to this day.
  • On 11th October 2019, after working at Fox News for 23 years, Smith abruptly announced on his program, Shepard Smith Reporting, that he was leaving the network.