40 Unforgettable Shepard Smith Quotes

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Which are your favorite Shepard Smith quotes?

Shepard Smith is an American television news anchor. He is the chief general news anchor and hosts ‘The News with Shepard Smith‘ for CNBC. He first rose to fame after he joined Fox News Channel in 1996. Other than journalism, he has made appearances in several films. He is usually appearing as himself in the role of a news anchor. 

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Shepard Smith quotes:


40 Unforgettable Shepard Smith Quotes

1. “When I hear people say that Fox News is right-wing, I know that’s not true, because I’m the one doing the news. It’s my show, and there’s no place for opinion on my show. It’s uninteresting to me.” – Shepard Smith

2. “I hope that at some point, those who have done us harm as a nation — and, I might add, as a world — will look around and realize what they’ve done. But I’m not holding my breath.” – Shepard Smith

3. “The exact time of death, I think, is not something that matters so much at this moment for we will be reliving John Paul’s life for many days and weeks and even years and decades and centuries to come.” – Shepard Smith

4. “Oh, I don’t talk about God.” – Shepard Smith

5. “I look for those moments that are ‘gee whiz’ moments. There’s some ‘gee whiz’ stories in our show, and they can’t be written like A-1 in the Times. They have to be written more like Page 6 in the Post.” – Shepard Smith

6. “I love mass transportation.” – Shepard Smith

7. “I come from a place where we feel like we’re not represented in the national media.” – Shepard Smith

8. “Opine all you like, but if you’re going to opine, begin with the truth and go from there. It’s that deviation from that that has caused me the greatest concern.” – Shepard Smith

9. “I’m not a liberal elite who was educated in the northeast, for example, I’m just a kid from Mississippi.” – Shepard Smith


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10. “I like stories that affect families.” – Shepard Smith


11. “We don’t communicate in full sentences anyway. We don’t need all those words.” – Shepard Smith

12. “There were a lot of others in there who I thought were trying to do the same thing. But I thought to just abandon it, and to deprive those viewers of — it wasn’t just me, there was an entire team of people getting the news on the air — to deny them that, with the thought that they might replace it with opinion instead, seemed a little selfish.” – Shepard Smith

13. “I feel the same way about that now that I did then. My goal was to just keep the blinders on and to do my job to the best of my ability.” – Shepard Smith

14. “In New York, I like it when you can get bagels at 3 in the morning.” – Shepard Smith

15. “I’ve never been in a focus-group meeting. I wonder how many anchors can say that.” – Shepard Smith

16. “I’ve always been fascinated by weather.” – Shepard Smith

17. “I’m fortunate enough not to be poor, and I’m not a bad tipper.” – Shepard Smith

18. “Interviewing politicians and movie stars, you know what you’ll get. I like the people-stories better.” – Shepard Smith

19. “I believe that when people begin with a false premise and lead people astray, that’s injurious to society, and it’s the antithesis of what we should be doing.” – Shepard Smith


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20. “I spoke to all the networks, it was this one that said, ‘What we want to do is a facts-only newscast.” – Shepard Smith


21. “When I make an error, it’s a very bad day in my house.” – Shepard Smith

22. “I stuck with it for as long as I could, at some point, I realized I’ve reached a point of diminishing returns, and I left.” – Shepard Smith

23. “I take the subway to work.” – Shepard Smith

24. “I’m trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We’re telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think.” – Shepard Smith

25. “I need to keep my story count high.” – Shepard Smith

26. “When people begin with a false premise and lead people astray, that’s injurious to society and it’s the antithesis of what we should be doing: Those of us who are so honored and grateful to have a platform of public influence have to use it for the public good.” – Shepard Smith

27. “There has to be news at a place called Fox News.” – Shepard Smith

28. “If you feel like the Fox viewers were getting mis- or disinformation, I was there to make sure that they got it straight.” – Shepard Smith

29. “It is troublesome sometimes when people get up in your face in public, you know? And say, ‘How could you, how dare you?’ Well, they don’t know me.” – Shepard Smith


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30. “Everybody comes to the journalist with an agenda.” – Shepard Smith


31. “I like to cover news when it happens, not five years later.” – Shepard Smith

32. “I’m a journalist, I run to the fire, that’s what we do.” – Shepard Smith

33. “I thought it was important that I stay there because I knew that I was grounded in that philosophy” – Shepard Smith

34. “We are America; we don’t torture. And the moment that is not the case, I want off the train.” – Shepard Smith

35. “Not even my parents know how I vote.” – Shepard Smith

36. “I slept very well. I don’t know how some people sleep at night because I know there are a lot of people who have propagated the lies and pushed them forward over and over again who are smart enough and educated enough to know better.” – Shepard Smith

37. “I think there’s a certain sense of grounding that comes from not being a rich kid from a media-elite school.” – Shepard Smith

38. “We have a product for sale called news, and I’m a salesman.” – Shepard Smith

39. “I know that there are a lot of people who have propagated the lies and who have pushed them forward over and over again who are smart enough and educated enough to know better.” – Shepard Smith

40. “I enjoy reporting on triumph over tragedy.” – Shepard Smith



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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