• July 15, 2021

Former FOX News journalist Shepard Smith crashes and burns at new concert on CNBC

FOX News fans were surprised, but not disappointed, when liberal journalist Shepard Smith abruptly left the network a few years ago.

After a brief hiatus, Smith landed on CNBC with a new show, but things are not going well on his new network.

Ratings have dropped and staff describe deranged behavior, including tantrums.

The daily beast reports:

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Inside Shepard Smith’s Post-Fox News Crash on CNBC

Whether it’s a bad time slot, backstage squabbles, an outdated news format, a slower post-Trump news cycle, or just a once popular anchor who voiced his frustrations with employees, insiders. CNBC’s have many reasons to explain why. Shepard Smith’s show has failed to capture high ratings. But one thing many agree on is that it hasn’t lived up to the bosses’ expectations.

In the nine months since it aired on the NBCUniversal financial news network, Smith has launched a cleverly produced and no-nonsense evening newscast that honors the on-the-ground reporting on the talking heads panel fights that define many of its actors. . cable news competitors …

At least two people with direct knowledge of the situation described Smith having regular “tantrums”. When CNBC announced that Smith would be joining the business news channel, it turned to Sandy Cannold, a veteran television producer, to help direct the show alongside co-executive producer Sally Ramirez, a local television veteran. But according to several people familiar with the matter, Cannold left less than six months and sometimes clashed with Smith in front of staff.

Other employees were also frustrated when, in recent weeks, the show laid off two of the few non-white employees on its production team.

CNBC should have consulted with FOX News viewers before hiring Smith. They would have been warned.

How long will Smith last on CNBC? Only time will tell.

Cross posted from American lookout.

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