Shepard Smith Married, Divorce, Partner or Gay, Salary, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 25 Mar, 2019
Shepard Smith Married, Divorce, Partner or Gay, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 14, 1964
Age 57 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession News Anchor
Marital Status Single
Wife/Spouse Virginia Donald (m. 1987–1993)
Divorced Yes (Once)
Boyfriend/Dating Name Unknown
Gay/Lesbian Yes (Gay)
Net Worth $25 Million
Salary $10 Million Per Year
Ethnicity White
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5 Feet 7 Inches (170 cm)
Education University of Mississippi
Parents David Shepard Smith, Sr (Father), Dora Ellen Anderson (Mother)
Siblings Benton Smith (Brother)

Well, if you are the viewer of Fox News Channel, you might know who Shepard Smith is. He is a very remarkable presenter in the world of news and journalism and has established himself as a very talented professional.

Smith's first known TV contract was with WJHG-TV as a journalist. Later in 1996, University of Mississippi alum joined the Fox News Channel.

Shepard Smith Married Once; Came Out As Gay?

Talking about his personal life, Shepard Smith once was in a married relationship with Virginia Donald. The pair fell in love while studying at the University of Mississippi. After a few years of a dating relationship, he and his wife got married in 1987.

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Everything was going fine with Shepard and his wife. Sadly, after the time interval of six years, the two decided to get a divorce in 1993. They didn’t share any children together.

Shepard low-keyed his personal life for a long time. However, in the year 2017, he surprised his admirers after he opened up his sexuality and came out as gay in a speech at Ole Miss. In the conservative South in May 2017, Shepard shared his experience and the story of his life growing up as a gay. To avoid the weird feeling, he involved himself in a job. He even moved to New York and began working for Fox News in 1996.

While speaking with TV Newser Magazine in May 2017, Shepard told that he never thought intentionally to open up his sexuality in speech and things occurred accidentally. Meanwhile, he revealed the secret of having a boyfriend and told that both of them go home together.

As confirmed by PEOPLE Magazine on 15 March 2018, Shepard finally revealed that he is in a relationship with his man of dream. He spoke that he has been savoring long relationship with his boyfriend. 

“I have a longtime boyfriend and we’re as happy as we can be and we live a very normal life and go to dinner and go to games and see his family and see my family,” he shared. “It’s great for us.”

Shepard poses for a photo with his partner Giovanni Graziano (Photo:

Also, Daily Mail confirmed that his partner in non-other than a fellow Fox News staff, Giovanni Graziano, commonly known as "Gio."

As of now, they might be savoring an intimate relationship.

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How Much is Smith's Worth?

The American renowned TV news anchor, Smith has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars and a yearly salary of about $10 million dollars. And this is the highest amounts of pay for any news anchor in history. 

He is also one of the finest news anchors, and apart from anchoring, he has also invested in real estate and also in share markets. So, he will add more money in the coming days. Throughout his career, he has also reported the death and funeral of Daina, Princess of Whales in 1997, and a year after he entered Fox News where this man is working as a host.

Before to Joining FMC, he was a Los Angeles-based Fox News Edge correspondent, covering a broad range of news for the network.

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Short Bio:

Shepard was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on January 14, 1964, as David Shepard Smith Jr., to his father David Sr. and mother Dora Ellen and has a brother Benton.

The news anchor currently reached at the age 55, but he still looks like young, handsome and as well as fit and healthy. However, he holds the American nationality and is of the White-American ethnicity. Well, he also has a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches and also has an average of weight, and also has well-maintained body shape and size. So, you also found him on social media accounts as well.

He earned a graduate degree from the University of Mississippi.