In one of the odder news combinations I’ve seen lately, The New York Daily News’ Richard Huff manages to combine FNC’s 10 years of cable news dominance with Shepard Smith’s weight loss. I’m going to zero in on the newsy part of the story…
One on-air impression in recent months is that Smith has dropped a lot of weight.
“I’ve lost too much,” he says.
After years of eating cheeseburgers, Snickers bars and having a generally horrible diet, Smith was told by his doctor that he had sky-high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He’s since cut out the junk and plays tennis three times a week. “I’m in the best shape of my life,” he says, adding that his last medical report was great.
As for the ratings shape of the network, Smith says that’s equally good.