Former Fox News anchor Shep Smith joins CNBC

The former Fox News anchor Shep Smith, who walked away from Fox News in the middle of a three-year contract last fall, is joining CNBC to host its evening newscast.

Smith will host CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” starting sometime in the fall, CNBC announced.

“We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise,” CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that Shep, who’s built a career on an honest fight to find and report the facts, will continue his pursuit of the truth at CNBC.”

Smith said in a statement that he is “honored to continue to pursue the truth, both for CNBC’s loyal viewers and for those who have been following my reporting for decades in good times and in bad.”

Smith will be the executive editor of the 7 p.m. newscast in addition to anchoring it. He had a similar arrangement at Fox News.

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