Former Fox News anchor Shep Smith heads to CNBC to host evening newscast

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Shepard smith goes to CNBCShep Smith, who stunned the television news industry by walking away from Fox News in the middle of a three-year contract last fall, is joining CNBC as the network's new 7 p.m. Eastern anchor.

Smith will anchor "The News with Shepard Smith" starting sometime in the fall, CNBC announced Wednesday.
The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. It was a surprise to some staffers at CNBC, which is known for specialized business news reporting, not Smith's brand of breaking news coverage.
But the business network has been exploring new scheduling strategies for the post-market hours, and Smith appears to be part of that.
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