Fox News extends anchor Shepard Smith's contract

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, Fox News Channel chief news anchor Shepard Smith on The Fox News Deck before his "Shepard Smith Reporting" program, in New York. Smith has signed a multi-year contract with the network. 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced the contract extension on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has signed a multiyear contract with the network

NEW YORK — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has signed a multiyear contract with the network.

21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced the contract extension on Thursday.

Fox News wouldn't comment on how many years the contract was extended.

Smith joined the network in 1996. He anchors "Shepard Smith Reporting" weekdays at 3 p.m. Eastern. He previously anchored "Studio B." and "The FOX Report."

Before joining Fox News, Smith worked for Fox affiliates in Los Angeles and Miami and several other Florida stations.

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