The News with Shepard Smith

News & Politics Podcasts

The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s nightly news podcast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith’s trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen each evening.


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The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s nightly news podcast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith’s trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen each evening.




“I’m So Scared”: New Audio from the Uvalde School Massacre 11/2/22

New heartbreaking audio reveals the terror and urgency of those inside the Uvalde school where officials waited more than an hour before confronting a shooter who killed 19 students and two teachers. What the mother of Lexi Rubio, a student that was killed that day, had to say in a message to lawmakers to push the minimum age to buy an AR-15 in Texas from 18 to 21. Plus, with less than a week until election day, polls show voters are keeping a close eye on the state of the economy. With...


Families of Parkland Shooting Victims Confront the Killer at his Sentencing 11/1/22

“I hope your ever-breathing moment here on Earth is miserable.” That's what one grandmother of a Parkland school shooting victim told the killer today at his sentencing. The judge is set to decide the Parkland shooter's sentence tomorrow. Plus, the polls are still razor thin as the midterm elections are just a week away. We have team coverage from CNBC’s Ylan Mui in Las Vegas and NBC’s Ali Vitali in Miami Gardens. And police say the rapper known as Takeoff, part of the Grammy-nominated trio...


FBI: Pelosi Attacker Wanted to Hold Speaker Hostage, Break her Kneecaps 10/31/22

The DOJ and San Francisco’s district attorney have both brought charges against David Depape after he broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and beat her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. Plus, CNBC’s Valerie Castro reports on police in Indiana arresting a suspect in the mysterious killings of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana back in 2017. Also, it’s been a chaotic first few days at Twitter under new CEO Elon Musk. We break down everything that’s happened.


Pelosi’s Husband Suffered a Skull Fracture in Violent Home Invasion 10/28/22

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office says her husband underwent successful surgery and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery after a man stormed their San Francisco home and attacked him with a hammer. We have the latest updates. Plus, Elon Musk spearheads changes on Twitter a day after he completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media company. How does he plan to balance free speech with concerns from advertisers that he won’t let Twitter become “a free-for-all hellscape”?


Mixed Signals from the Commerce Dept. on the Economy 10/27/22

Can the U.S. avoid a recession? New economic data out today is sending mixed signals. Plus, the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw says the agency did not fail the Uvalde community. We have newly released body camera video showing officers’ actions on the tragic day where a shooter killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. And The Washington Post analyzed more than 1,000 recent campaign ads, finding Republican ads featured President Biden more than...


Could a Single Debate Determine Which Party Controls The Senate? 10/26/22

Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz faced off for the first and only time in a debate last night in Pennsylvania. Fetterman struggled with his speech throughout the night, showing the effects of the stroke he suffered about five months ago. And Oz handed Democrats an attack ad on a platter. Within hours of the debate, Fetterman’s team clipped Oz’s remarks on abortion and turned them into a 30-second ad spot. With very few undecided voters left in Pennsylvania, could last night’s...


Two Weeks to go Until the Midterms 10/25/22

The first and only debate in Pennsylvania’s Senate race is taking place tonight. The latest polls show the state’s Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman in the lead, but his opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, has been closing the gap. And NBC’s Emilie Ikeda reports on what police in St. Louis say they found after a deadly school shooting. Plus, Adidas has ended its partnership with Kanye West, costing the artist his billionaire status, after he posted antisemitic comments on social media. We take a look...


Police: Gunman Opened Fire on St. Louis High School, Killing a Woman and Teenager 10/24/22

Today, chaos unfolded yet again at a high school in America. Police in St. Louis say a gunman brought a long gun to the school, killed two people and hurt seven others. And Rishi Sunak is set to become the next British prime minister after Liz Truss resigned last week. How big of a challenge does he have ahead of him and has he articulated any sort of plan? Plus, crime on New York City subways is up by more than 40% so far this year. We have the latest on Governor Kathy Hochul and New York...


Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Trump 10/21/22

In its most dramatic and aggressive move yet, the January Sixth Committee formally issued a subpoena to former President Trump. We break down when lawmakers want to depose him, and the documents and his past conversations they want to ask him about. And the widow of a former University of Southern California football star is suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from head injuries. Is the NCAA doing enough to protect players, and, in turn, protect itself from lawsuits? Plus,...


UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns 10/20/22

After 44 days of turmoil, political upheaval, financial chaos and a historic policy reversal that whipped people into a frenzy, Liz Truss has resigned as UK prime minister. Who are the favorites to become the next PM, and what has the reaction been to the potential return of Boris Johnson? And a federal jury finds Kevin Spacey is not liable in his sexual misconduct trial. Actor Anthony Rapp had filed a civil lawsuit seeking $40 million in damages. Plus, Chicago’s new plan to cut down on...


WSJ: Washington Officials Made Millions from Financial Trades as Pandemic Began 10/19/22

The Wall Street Journal reports some federal officials were buying and selling stocks as covid hit and raked in millions of dollars. Shep speaks with a WSJ investigative reporter on how widespread this is. And the IRS announces it’s raising income thresholds for all tax brackets and increasing the standard deduction. We have reporting on how much you could save. Plus, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are demanding answers from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves over the handling of the state’s water...


Democrats Going All-In on Abortion Rights Three Weeks Before Midterms 10/18/22

President Biden vowed today to pass an abortion rights bill if Democrats retain control of the House and expand their majority in the Senate. We take a look at where voters stand in the key issues. Plus, actor Kevin Spacey has finished testifying in his sexual misconduct trial after nearly five hours on the stand. Also, federal prosecutors say a husband-wife duo are at the center of one of the most bizarre chapters in crypto history. It’s the focus of a new CNBC documentary. We have part of...


Stockton Police Arrest Suspect in Connection to Serial Killings 10/17/22

Police in Stockton, California are praising the public for helping them track down a suspected serial killer. We have the latest on what we’re learning about the suspect and how cops tracked him down. Plus, with just 21 days and counting until the midterm elections, a new poll is making waves. It suggests that Republicans have regained momentum in their bid to control Congress, and that women are split evenly on who they’ll vote for. And are candidates who lean into former President Trump’s...


Police: 15-Year-Old Gunman Killed Five People, Hurt Two Others in Raleigh, NC 10/14/22

Another American city is shattered after a teenage gunman went on a deadly rampage. CNBC’s Perry Russom has the latest on how the shooting unfolded. And Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker face off in their one and only scheduled debate. This comes after a series of bombshell reports from The Daily Beast and New York Times that Walker paid for a girlfriend’s abortion and then urged her to get a second one.


Jan. 6 Committee Votes to Subpoena Trump 10/13/22

In an extraordinary and historic move, the January 6th Committee voted to subpoena former President Trump today. The committee laid out its case that the former president had a premeditated plan to claim the election was stolen before he even lost. Is there any chance that he will testify before the lawmakers? Plus, the jury recommends life in prison for the Parkland school shooter. We have the latest reaction from parents after the verdict was read in court, saying they’re shocked,...


Jury Orders Massive Payout in Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook Case 10/12/22

A jury in Connecticut has ordered Alex Jones to pay $965 million to the families of eight Sandy Hook victims and an FBI agent who responded to the scene. Now his lawyers say he’ll fight the decision. We speak with Law & Crime Network's Jesse Weber on whether this amount can hold up on appeal. Plus, President Nury Martinez announced today she’s stepping down, after an audio recording leaked of a racist conversation between her, two other council members and a labor leader. Also, spotted...


LA City Council in Crisis After Leaked Audio of Racist Conversation 10/11/22

Outrage, tears and demand for resignations at a Los Angeles City Council Meeting today after The Los Angeles Times leaked a racist conversation by the city council president, two other council members and a labor leader. We have the latest on the fallout after the council member whose son was the target of the vitriol spoke. Plus, a district judge in Vegas has blocked officials from searching through murdered journalist Jeff German’s devices for now. The Las Vegas Review Journal’s lawyers...


Pres. Biden Vows to Send Advanced Air Defense Systems to Ukraine After Russian Strikes 10/10/22

President Biden is vowing to send advanced air defense systems to Ukraine after Russia’s Vladimir Putin unleashed a widespread and deadly barrage of missiles on civilian targets and infrastructure sites in cities across the entire country. We’ve heard analysts say Putin has backed himself into a corner. So is this him trying to bomb his way out? And police in Savannah, Georgia say they’re not ruling anything or anybody out as the search for missing toddler Quinton Smith enters the sixth day....


Pres. Biden: Economy is Transitioning to “More Stable Growth” 10/7/22

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in September, matching a nearly 50-year low from before the pandemic. We have the latest on the markets, and the fear that another big Fed rate hike is coming. Plus, crews in Fort Myers Beach, Florida could finish up search-and-rescue operations as soon as this weekend. We’re live from Fort Myers as some people are just now returning home to the devastation from Hurricane Ian. Also, Elon Musk has three weeks to close his deal with Twitter if he wants to...


Herschel Walker’s Abortion Accuser Says She’s Also Mother of His Child 10/6/22

The woman who claims she had an abortion with Walker now says she’s also the mother of one of his many children. Does reporting indicate the GOP Senate candidate’s supporters care about this? And the effort to track down the gunman who police believe is responsible for multiple murders in Stockton, California has expanded. Plus, The Washington Post reports federal agents believe they have a case against Hunter Biden related to tax crimes and lying in connection with a gun purchase. Now it’s...