Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will serve as the main talent for a new program exclusively on Facebook Watch that will offer up-to-the minute breaking news on the biggest stories of the day.
“Fox News Update,” which will also feature Carley Shimkus, will debut later this summer. The program is part of an effort by Facebook to offer "trustworthy, informative" news content by funding programs that will air exclusively on the platform.
Abby Huntsman will anchor the weekend newscast, while Facebook also enlisted ABC, CNN, Mic, Univision and a handful of smaller outlets to provide similar content.
“We are testing a destination for high quality and timely news content on the platform,” Facebook head of global news Campbell Brown said when announcing the programs. “The shows will be hosted by award-winning journalists, as well as new faces, and the formats will vary from a mix of daily briefings, weekly deep dives and live breaking news coverage.”