Shepard Smith and Sandra Smith to Co-Anchor Main Event
NEW YORK – May 8, 2018 — FOX News Channel (FNC) will present live, extensive coverage surrounding the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19th.
Main coverage of the historic nuptials will be co-anchored by FNC’s chief news anchor Shepard Smith and co-anchor of America’s Newsroom Sandra Smith from outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle beginning at 6AM/ET. FOX & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt will also take part, co-hosting FOX & Friends Weekend live from Windsor, England beginning at 5AM/ET and then joining coverage of the main event at 6AM/ET.
Contributing to coverage will be London-based senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot, London-based foreign affairs correspondent Benjamin Hall, Washington-based news correspondent Gillian Turner and Milan-based correspondent Amy Kellogg. The correspondents will be providing updates starting on Thursday at Windsor locations including, Castle Hill, the church lodge, rugby grounds and the Buckingham Place/Canada Gate. Special contributions will also be made by royal correspondent Louisa James, who was the first to report on-air that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton had gone into labor with her first child; Harry Herbert, son of The Earl Carnarvon and close friend of Princess Diana; Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order and former Senior Communications officer for the Buckingham Palace, David Pogson.
Additional FNC coverage plans for the week of the royal wedding include:
- On Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th, Ainsley Earhardt will co-host Fox and Friends (6-9AM/ET) live from Windsor while Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade will provide coverage from New York.
- On Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th, Sandra Smith will co-anchor America’s Newsroom (9-11 AM/ET) live from Windsor while Bill Hemmer will provide coverage from New York. Shepard Smith will also anchor Shepard Smith Reporting (3-4PM/ET) on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th from Windsor.
In addition, FoxNews.com will launch three special royal wedding pages where users can find all content related to the event, British Royals along with behind-the-scenes interviews, social media posts and photo galleries featuring all of the best snapshots from the celebration. Foxnews.com will also provide live updates throughout the ceremony as well as a live stream of the wedding.
FOX News Radio (FNR) will air a five-part series during the week leading up to the royal wedding, beginning on Monday, May 14, anchored by FNR’s London reporter Simon Owen. FNR will also provide complete wedding coverage on Saturday, May 19th hosted by Owen along with FNR reporter Tonya J. Powers which can be heard on www.FoxNewsRadio.com and Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM Channel 115.
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