NewsIndustry News Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith to Host CNBC Evening Newscast By Ron Robinson - July 8, 2020 5 661 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp 7/8/2020 by Alex Weprin for The Hollywood Reporter . ‘The News With Shepard Smith’ will air Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET CNBC has hired former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith to host an evening newscast for the cable news channel. The News With Shepard Smith will air Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. Smith will also become CNBC’s chief general news anchor and chief breaking general news anchor. Smith joins CNBC after spending 23 years at Fox News, where he was most recently the chief news anchor and host of the dayside program Shepard Smith Reporting. He had previously anchored Studio B and The Fox Report. Smith left Fox last October in a surprise move after asking the channel to step down from his role. He had just signed a multiyear deal with Fox in 2018. At CNBC, Smith’s newscast will be “the perfect bridge between CNBC’s daytime investor-focused news programming and the network’s aspirational business-oriented entertainment programs in primetime,” CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement announcing the hire. Read more HERE.