Virginia Donald, an American socialite and television star who took birth in the year 1966, in Mississippi, USA, is conceivably most notorious for being the former wife of a FOX News broadcaster, Shepard Smith. Much of the mainstream fame and dignity that she has garnered over the years came as a result of her eventual marriage to Shepard in 1987.
Upbringing and Academic years
Virginia’s parents who were both professional teachers at a school brought her up in Mississippi. In regards to her academics, she has been to the same high school where her parents served as the teaching faculty. Thereafter, she pursued journalism and acting course from the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and Acting and in 1988 she completed her diploma with a four-year certification in the aforementioned field.
Virginia Donald isn’t only recognized for being the spouse of a mainstream newscaster but also as a television and social media figure. She has served as a correspondent for quite a few years in the recent past and frequently works as a columnist for multiple journals and blogs in the United States. Moreover, she was also involved in the entertainment industry playing some auxiliary roles. However, her career in this field could not follow up the way she wanted it to take off. Additionally, she has garnered gargantuan fandom through social media platforms too.
Marital Life with Shepard Smith
Virginia and Shepard knew each other from university days since they both were attending the same institute and were classmates. The duo began dating in 1986 and finally walked down the aisle to exchange vows in 1987. However, their marriage couldn’t last long since they chose to split after seven years of being together. In 1993 the couple legally separated. The underlying reason behind their divorce was not disclosed to the media, yet, it is assumed that Shepard’s extramarital relationship with Giovanni Graziano, his coworker at FOX News was the primary cause of their split. Also, in 2017 Shepard took it to social media and disclosed his sexual identity as gay which incited criticisms and backlash from some of its viewers.
Shepard Smith: An Introduction
Born on January 14, 1964, David Shepard Smith Jr. is a press correspondent for NBC News and CNBC based in the USA. There he works as the principal comprehensive newscaster and additionally, he is the anchor of “The News with Shepard Smith” a customary news program that commenced in the late 2020s. Besides this, his long service at the Fox News Channel for more than 2 decades makes him even more respectable and recognizable in his field.
Virginia Donald’s husband, Shepard Smith
David Shepard was born on January 14, 1964, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the United States of America. His birth sign is Capricorn, and he has American nationality. He is best known as a journalist for the Fox News Channel as the managing editor and chief anchor. His father’s name is David Shepard Smith Senior, and he worked as a cotton merchant. His mother’s name is Dora Ellen Anderson, an English teacher. David studied at the Marshall Academy, where his mother worked. David’s parents were divorced when he was studying in high school; after that, he moved along with his mother and lived in Florida. After graduating from high school, he joined the University of Mississippi. He studied journalism, and while studying at university, he played football for his college team and delivered the commencement speech at the university on May 10, 2008.
In 1986, he joined WJHG-TV station and worked as a reporter; later, he moved to WBBH-TV, located in Fort Myers, Florida, as an anchor. Then he was appointed as a reporter on the WSNV Network. David worked as a correspondent of the A Current Affair news magazine program, and in 1996, he joined Fox News channel, where he started to cover many important stories such as the death of Diana in 1997, the ballot counting controversy held in Florida in November 2000, and many others. David covered the Hurricane Katrina devastation in the summer of 2005, and then he worked for the show The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, and the show has been named the third most watched and best-ranked US cable news program. After the show, David was named the second most trusted news anchor on TV, and in October 2013, he hosted the show Shepard Smith Reporting. After that, David worked as a host for many TV shows.
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Income Stream and Net Worth
Virginia Donald receives her primary source of income from working on ad campaigns, short TV commercials. Also, she has earned a considerable amount of wealth from her brief working period in the film industry. As of early 2020, her net worth is valued at 2 million dollars while her ex-husband Shepard owns a net worth of $25 million with $10 million as per year salary.
Interests and hobbies of Virginia Donald
Virginia will always wear the latest fashion trends and goes shopping often. She will watch more films and TV and especially loves watching more animated films. Some of her favourite animated films are Despicable Me and Mary and Max, and her favourite films are The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Howl’s Moving Castel. Virginia’s favourite actors are Russell Crowe and Emma Watson; in her spare time, she will watch more theatre plays. Virginia has travelled to many countries, around many states in the US, and to many European countries. She is a pet animal lover, and she has a pet dog along with her.
The Body Measurements of Virginia Donald
Virginia Donald will stand 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm in height, and her weight is 59 kg or 130 lbs. Regarding body measurements of Virginia, there is no information about her breast, waist, and hip size. Virginia’s shoe size is 7 US, and her dress size is unknown.
Social Media Presences of Virginia Donald
Virginia Donald is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account, because she doesn’t prefer to share more of her personal life information.