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Ep. 27: Shepard Smith | Defining Journalism

What do you believe the job of a journalist is? The U.S. constitution guarantees our right a free press and freedom of speech, but what does that mean for our newsmakers? Today on The Balanced Voice we sit down with the legendary Shepard Smith to discuss changes in news, the difference in opinion shows versus news, and the effects of opinion presented as news has on our society. Ultimately we answer this question:

“How do we as consumers balance news and opinion journalism to develop a more accurate worldview?”

More About Shepard Smith:

Shepard Smith is Anchor and Executive Editor of “The News with Shepard Smith” (M-F, 7PM-8PM ET), a nightly newscast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Smith also serves as CNBC’s Chief General News Anchor and Chief Breaking General News Anchor, which was announced when he joined the network in July 2020. He is based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Most recently, Smith served as FOX News Channel’s Chief News Anchor as well as Managing Editor of the breaking news division. From 2013-2019, he also anchored the news program “Shepard Smith Reporting.” Prior to that, Smith anchored “The FOX Report” and “Studio B.”

During his time at FOX News Channel, Smith covered major news events including presidential elections, Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, the Middle East conflict from the Israel-Lebanon border, the attacks of 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and mass shootings from Columbine to Las Vegas. Early in his career at FOX News Channel, Smith was a New York-based general assignment reporter before being promoted to senior correspondent.

Instagram: @thenewsoncnbc



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Thank you to our Episode 27 Sponsors, Brigitte and Bashar Kalai, Hallie Vanderhider, Sippi and Ajay Khurana, and Deep Water Productions.


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