Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has announced he will be leaving the network after more than two decades of service. Smith, who has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996, made the announcement during his Friday afternoon broadcast.
The announcement came as a surprise to many, as Smith had been a mainstay of the network for many years. Smith had been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, often clashing with other Fox News personalities who were more supportive of the president.
In his announcement, Smith thanked his colleagues at Fox News for their support over the years. He also thanked the viewers for their loyalty and said he was proud to have been a part of the network.
Smith’s departure comes at a time when Fox News is facing increased scrutiny from the media and public. The network has been criticized for its coverage of President Trump and his policies, as well as its hiring of controversial personalities such as former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
It is unclear what Smith’s next move will be, but it is likely that he will continue to be a prominent figure in the media. Smith has been a long-time advocate for the First Amendment and a vocal critic of the Trump administration, so it is likely that he will continue to use his platform to speak out on important issues.
No matter what Smith does next, his departure from Fox News marks the end of an era. Smith was a mainstay of the network for more than two decades, and his departure will be felt by many.