Is Shepard Smith Gay? His Boyfriend and Partner

Shepard Smith confronted that he is an openly gay and relishes a happy life with boyfriend Gio Graziano.

Who is Shepard Smith married to? Who is his wife? Shepard Smith married Virginia Donald, a University of Mississippi classmate, in 1987. After 6 years of marriage Smith divorced Virginia and during this time the couple had no children.

Shepard Smith Net Worth - $25 Million Dollars

Shepard Smith is an American television news anchor who has a net worth of $25 million dollars.

Age and Bio

Shepard is an American television news anchor. He is currently a senior news anchor and managing editor for Fox News Breaking news division and host for Shepard Smith Reporting.

He previously anchored Fox Report with Shepard Smith and weekdays Studio B for Fox.

  • Birthday: January 14, 1964 (Age 55)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television news anchor

Parents, Family, and Early Life

Shepard was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi to David Shepard Smith Sr., a cotton trader, and Dora Ellen Anderson, an English lecturer.

Growing up in Holly Springs, he studied at Marshall Academy, a K-12 private school until his junior years and finished a final year in Florida after the separation of his parents.

  • Parents: David Shepard Smith Sr. and Dora Ellen Anderson
  • Wife: Virginia Donald
  • Children: N/A
  • Marital Status: Divorced

Following the graduation, he attended the University of Mississippi majoring in journalism, but couldn’t graduate with two credits ongoing.

Shepard Smith Height - 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm)

Shepard Smith stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm) and looks exceptionally handsome in tailored suit completed by fashionable footwear and elegant tie.

With his chic style and charismatic blue eyes, he makes women go mad while at the same time inspires them towards the television career.

He is reckoned as one of the most handsome and sporty television news anchors with drop-dead killer looks and mesmerizing blue eyes.

With the revelation of him being a gay, he left many female fans and followers with broken-hearted and shocked.

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  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
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The man in the Fox Newsroom delivers breaking news while as well as debonair looks with the mystic smile and captivating looks. He sets pulses racing with his style statements and amicable personality.

Though busy with reporting news and covering varied stories for Fox, he spends his leisure traveling exotic places and joining boyfriend at parties and events. 

TV shows - Shepard Smith Reporting, Fox Report, and More

He is a chief news anchor for Fox breaking news division. Additionally, he hosts the network talk show "Shepard Smith Reporting".

Shepard embarked into the broadcasting industry with Florida based WJHG-TV and later reported news for Fort Myers WBBH-TV.

Since the inception of Fox News Channel in 1996, he has been serving the network under several positions.

Career Timeline:

  • 1996: Joined Fox News Channel as a news reporter
  • 2000: Covered Florida ballot counting controversy

  • 2007: Signed three-year contract with Fox News

During his tenure in the network, he has covered a wide range of breaking stories, protuberant news including death and interment of Diana, Princess of Wales, Bill Clinton’s prosecution, and Florida ballot counting controversy during 2000 presidential election in the United States.

In 2001, He hustled all the way to Terre Haute, Indiana to witness conviction and execution of Timothy Mc Veigh.

He has delivered instant coverage of the deadliest and terrifying attacks in Paris as well as the shooting of Michael Brown by States officer at northern suburb of St. Louis in Missouri.

In addition, he provided overnight reports on lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and 9/11 attack and its consequences.

On September 2013, following the extension of his contract, Fox News assigned him to network breaking news division as managing editor and to the studio of Shepard Smith Reporting as a host.  

Before joining Fox News, he served Syndication ‘A Current Affair’ as a correspondent as well as reported news for WSVN in Miami and WCPX-TV in Orlando.

Apart from bringing the latest news on the television screen, he has also appeared in the movie Volcano.

Salary and Other Income - $10 Million Dollars

Shepard Smith's annual salary is reported to be around $10 million. Succeeding the million dollar worth fortunes, he is relishing a lavish life. His million-dollar fortunes saw abrupt upsurge after signing the three-year contract with Fox News leading him to become the most trusted news anchor along with Dan Rather and Peter Jennings.