Magazine article ADWEEK

Shepard Smith: Always on Call, the Fox News Host Juggles Dozens of Apps, Even Sleeps with His Samsung Galaxy. but His Heart's Never Too Far from Dixie

Magazine article ADWEEK

Shepard Smith: Always on Call, the Fox News Host Juggles Dozens of Apps, Even Sleeps with His Samsung Galaxy. but His Heart's Never Too Far from Dixie

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What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I start with either The New York Times or New York Post websites, then I check out The Daily Beast, SportsGrid, maybe head over to BuzzFeed. I make Laps all day. I'll add in sites specific to news we're covering, such as Local newspaper sites for Local stories. I really need to stay abreast of all the news.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

I wish I had a breakfast table. In the morning I usually have my iPhone open to one app; multiple computers are going. I consume so much media all day. I have to check out what's on TV at the same time. I overload.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

I have like 30 sites or apps I'm looking at, and a lot of that is sports. There's an app I like called the Score. I'm a big Nets fan--I'm actually going to the game tonight. And there's an Ole Miss sports app I Love. I went to school there, and we're having a hell of a year in every sport.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

I don't watch a lot of TV. I'm not married to it. I usually have Jon Stewart and Colbert on our DVR.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning?

At bedtime, I do another lap. I make sure nothing blew up that I need to stay up for. I sleep with my Samsung Galaxy in the bed. They have a tendency to call me ... It goes with the territory.

How much Fox News do you actually watch? …

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