NEW YORK — Shepard Smith has been named anchor of Fox News Channel’s “The Fox Report.”
Smith will take over for Paula Zahn, who will replace Catherine Crier on the cabler’s 10 p.m. newscast. Crier departed FNC for Court TV.
Smith, who will begin his tenure at “The Fox Report” on Sept. 13, will continue to anchor portions of FNC’s daytime news lineup, “Fox News Now.”
Smith joined FNC when the news web launched in 1996 as a correspondent from Fox’s affiliate news service.