Shepard Smith just announced on air that he asked to be released from his contract and Fox News obliged:
JUST IN: On air, Shepard Smith says he has asked to be released from his Fox News contract, a request Fox has granted.
"Even in our polarized nation, it's my hope that the facts will win the day…" he says in an on-air farewell.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) October 11, 2019
.@ShepNewsTeam Shepard Smith just dropped a bomb. After 23 years at @FoxNews , he announced he is leaving the network. He was part of the glue that held Fox together. He is a supreme pro who made us all better.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) October 11, 2019
This move is effective immediately:
Full video: Shepard Smith's final sign off from Fox News pic.twitter.com/5fgyM81Gbj
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 11, 2019
Everyone should have seen this coming:
Announcement from Fox News: Shepard Smith is stepping down from his role as chief news anchor. This afternoon's show was his last. Fissures between news and opinion at Fox News are for real.
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 11, 2019
Did it take everyone by surprise?
— Dave Ross (@drosssports) October 11, 2019
Tom Arnold isn’t happy about it one bit, however:
I’m not okay with this @ShepNewsTeam
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 11, 2019