What can you tell me about the host of “Studio B With Shepard Smith” and “The Fox Report”?
—L.F. Walsh, Pottsville, Pa.
A native of Holly Springs, Miss., and son of a retired bookkeeper and a cotton merchant, Smith, 48, attended the University of Mississippi, where he studied journalism. He began his reporting career in Panama City Beach, Fla., worked at TV stations in Gainesville, Fort Myers, Orlando and Miami, then served as a correspondent for “A Current Affair” before joining Fox News in 1996. The divorced anchorman got his first job as a drugstore soda jerk when he 13.