Shepard Smith will anchor election night coverage on the FOX broadcast network on Tuesday, just as he did four years ago. But TV Week’s Michele Greppi reports it “will be quite different from the other Election Night programs being produced simultaneously from Fox News headquarters.”
Smith tells Greppi he hopes to include reports from KSAZ-TV (Phoenix) and WFLD-TV (Chicago), among other markets, in addition to the use of some FNC correspondents. But there will also be another noted difference.
“Just to get the chattering classes out of the mix will be so refreshing — this tedious back-and-forth at each other, with us admittedly as facilitators, about things that people don’t care one bit about,” says Smith. He says there are economy experts, banking experts and lawyers booked for the night.