After practically three a long time working as a newscaster, Shepard “Shep” Smith is used to being within the public eye. He spent 23 years showing on a whole bunch of 1000’s of tv screens each weeknight or afternoon whereas working for Fox Information Channel. Though he abruptly introduced he’d be leaving the community in 2019, Shep continues to be very a lot a family identify.
As with many public figures, folks have at all times been very interested in Shep’s private life. For his half, Shep seems to need to hold his personal life personal, however he has spoken a bit about his companion. Right here’s what we all know.
Giovanni “Gio” Graziano has been Shep Smith’s companion since 2012.
In a 2018 interview with TIME Journal, Shep stated he grew up with the next values: “You don’t discuss your cash, you don’t discuss your politics, and also you don’t discuss your intercourse. Proper now, everybody desires to speak about these issues, and I’m not one among them. Not going to do it.”
In fact, that didn’t cease folks from asking him to speak about every of these issues. In that very same interview, he briefly talked about Gio, his long-term boyfriend, saying: “I don’t thoughts speaking about it. It’s simply, you understand, that’s simply my private life. And I’m not hiding something.”
“I’ve a longtime boyfriend and we’re as blissful as we might be and we reside a really regular life and go to dinner and go to video games and see his household and see my household. It’s nice for us. However I can’t think about anybody else discovering it attention-grabbing.”
Talking to the College of Mississippi’s Meek Faculty of Journalism in 2017, Shep was equally frank about holding his personal life personal, saying: “I don’t give it some thought. It’s not a factor. I am going to work. I handle lots of people. I cowl the information. I cope with holy hell round me. I am going residence to the person I’m in love with.”
Whereas his relationship with Gio is clearly an enormous and necessary a part of his life, Shepard has loads on his plate and isn’t a lot desirous about sharing numerous private particulars about his non-work life. We completely get that! We’re simply blissful he’s blissful.
Shep Smith has made a stunning return to tv.
We now have excellent news for anybody who has been lacking Shepard’s broadcasts (so long as you’re not tied to solely watching him on Fox). Virtually one full 12 months after his abrupt departure from the Fox Information Channel, Shepard has now formally joined CNBC. He will probably be making a common curiosity nightly newscast known as, merely, The Information with Shepard Smith. The present airs weeknights at 7 p.m., placing him again within the acquainted time slot he used to inhabit at Fox earlier than they moved him to afternoons seven years in the past.
Shepard says he’s excited in regards to the contemporary begin offered to him by transferring to CNBC. “We’re going to come back out and do exactly the information,” he stated. “We’re not planning on doing any evaluation in our information hour. We’re going to have journalists, reporters, sound, and video. We’re going to have newsmakers and consultants … however no pundits. We’re going to depart the opinion to others. It’s precisely what I’ve been desirous to do. It’s what I’ve been working at for 30 years.”
Though Shep has been enthusiastic about doing “simply the information” for years, it’ll undoubtedly be an adjustment for each him and CNBC as they work collectively to construct the brand new present from the bottom up. “It’s not a simple factor to start out from scratch,” he stated. “There’s no muscle reminiscence at CNBC when it comes to doing a common newscast. We’re creating all of that. And that’s enjoyable. It was enjoyable creating in 1996, and it’s enjoyable creating in 2020.”