Shepard Smith announced Friday that he would be voluntarily leaving the network.
In an emotional statement at the end of his Friday show, Smith announced the news and said it would be his last broadcast.
“So recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News,” he said. “They obliged.”
“Under our agreement, I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future,” he added.
Smith has been a CNN-esque figure at Fox News. His leftward bias and anti-Trump reportage created a difficult transition from early afternoon to evening programming.
Shepard’s constant virtue-signaling made it difficult to see his program as a straight news show. Peppered with social justice propaganda and liberal talking points, it was a show that would have been more at home on MSNBC or CNN.
The 3-4 PM ET slot will now be filled with a rotating cast of reporters until a new show can fill the finally vacant hour.