Here’s what he has to say…
Sean Hannity was among the Fox News colleagues who were both stunned and sadden by the departure of longtime anchor Shepard Smith.
As many in the pro-President Donald Trump corner of the world celebrated the news, many on Fox News, including Hannity, did not.
“I’ve always said there is nobody better at breaking news than Shep Smith. He has always done great things and I know he will continue to do so. Looking forward to seeing Shep crush it in whatever he does next,” he said.
I’ve always said there is nobody better at breaking news than Shep Smith. He has always done great things and I know he will continue to do so. Looking forward to seeing Shep crush it in whatever he does next.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 11, 2019
“I first worked with Shep on my first assignment at @FoxNews almost 23 years ago. It was a total shock today to find out he’s leaving.
“He anchored breaking news -fast-moving events —better than anyone. I wish him well in whatever lies ahead,” Fox News colleague Bret Baier said.
“Shep Smith has been there from the beginning and was the most talented breaking news anchor I ever saw. Fox News Channel will not be the same without him,” Brit Hume said.
“Goodbye @ShepNewsTeam Shep, you’re a great newsman and you’ll be missed. Safe travels Matey, fair winds and a following sea,” Geraldo Rivera said.
“When I first came to @foxnews Shep Smith was the very first anchor I ever worked with. He gave me my nickname “Janice Dean the Weather Machine” and made me feel right at home.
“I will always be grateful for his kindness and generosity. Nobody does “Breaking News Now” like him,” Janice Dean said.
“He was also the first to bring me into his office when I was diagnosed with MS and asked ‘how can I help, JD?’
“It’s a sad day for all of us. I love you, Shep. Thank you for making us all better broadcasters, and giving me the greatest opportunity to be a part of your show.
“I see many of you are bringing your ‘politics’ into this. I worked with the man. He’s a human being that was part of a family. This is not about who you voted for.
“Try just being kind for a moment and wish him well. Go bark about politics somewhere else. He was great at his job,” she said.
Src: The Federalist Papers