Fox News is rarely seen as an inclusive network, but that may change soon.
That's because Shepard Smith finally came out of the closet in a new interview with The Huffington Post!
The longtime anchor has never publicly acknowledged his sexuality before, though the late Gawker reported two years ago that he had planned to until Roger Ailes stepped in (something both men vehemently denied).
Shepard Smith, one of the original anchors of the Fox News Channel, as just signed a new multi-year deal that will keep him with the network a bit longer.
His new deal locks him in as the channel's lead news anchor as well as an anchor for FOX Report and Studio B. To give you an idea of how lucrative a deal this is, 3 years ago when he signed a contract, he got $7 million-8 million a year. Obviously, that figure is bound to go up!
While pretty much everyone ever was glued to their respective television screens, watching the miners being pulled from the San Jose mine in Chile, it appears that most had their channels turned to Fox News!
The network's live coverage, from 8:16pm - 9pm and hosted by Shepard Smith, garnered over 7 million viewers!
We're just thankful that everyone was safely rescued!
In the midst of this bizarre feud going on between Jamie Foxx and Howard Stern, a prankster called into a West Virginia news station in the middle of their coverage on a mining accident to announce his support of the shock jock!
Watch the clip above to see what went down.
Kudos to anchorman Shepard Smith for keeping his cool! We have to agree with him. Neither the time nor the venue to pull that shiz!