“I put it in a box.” “I just cut it all off,” he said, referring to his personal life and the thought of dating.
“Because of that, I’ve really witnessed the most ridiculous stuff to happen in the world in the last 20 years.” He was on the ground for the Columbine shootings, Hurricane Katrina, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 and many of the other major news stories of the past two decades.
Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were both ousted from the network after multiple sexual harassment allegations were brought against them.
Recently, as The Washington Post’s Katie Mettler reported, “a combined total of 13 current and former employees of Fox News — all people of color — took three separate legal actions against the organization, alleging years of ‘hostile racial discrimination.’” Throughout all this, Smith has been equally praised and derided for holding his own network accountable.
“But I’ve got nothing to hide.” Smith grew up in Holly Springs, Miss., a town of less than 8,000 people near the Tennessee border, about 50 miles southeast of Memphis.
He attended a local Methodist church, and eventually went to college at Ole Miss.
Unlike his single colleagues, he wasn’t looking for one.
For all the news he covered, though, he continued ignoring the truth about himself. They will probably put you in front of a brick wall and mow you down.Shepard Smith has been at Fox News since it was born in 1996. Earlier this year, Smith has gained notoriety as the one Fox News anchor to stand against the Donald Trump Administration.