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Longtime Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will join CNBC on July 13 ahead of the launch of his one-hour evening show, the network announced Wednesday.

The big picture: Smith left Fox News last year amid a growing rift between the cable network's daytime news anchors and primetime opinion hosts.

Details: The show, titled "The News with Shepard Smith", will air from 7pm to 8pm starting this fall, the network said.

  • Smith will take on the role of the network's chief general news anchor and chief breaking general news anchor, CNBC said in its release.
  • "Information is coming at us from every direction," CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement. "If we're not careful life-altering decisions will be made based on half-truth, rumor, misdirection or worse. We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise."

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