Fox Ending Smith's Nightly Newscast

Fox Ending Smith's Nightly Newscast

(AP) Fox ending Smith’s nightly newscast
NEW YORK
Fox News Channel is eliminating one of Shepard Smith’s two daily newscasts and putting him in charge of a breaking news team where he will travel more to stories and break into other Fox shows with special reports.

His 7 p.m. Eastern newscast will end this fall, but Smith will continue anchoring a weekday 3 p.m. newscast. Fox Chairman Roger Ailes said the network is “no longer bound by a traditional evening format conceived in the 1960s.”

Fox said Thursday it is building a new studio, the Fox News Deck, for Smith’s revamped afternoon show. Instead of a nightly newscast, he’ll do live cut-ins on Fox’s talk shows with breaking news.

Fox isn’t saying what it will air at 7 p.m.

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