Shepard Smith Leaves Fox News.
Friday's episode of 'Shepard Smith Reporting' was his last after his surprise announcement.
He did not give a reason for his departure.
In a statement from Fox News, it was made clear that the decision was Smith's.
Smith spent more than 23 years at the network.
He regularly criticized President Trump.
It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor.
, Shepard Smith, via statement .
I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day — I will deeply miss them, Shepard Smith, via statement