Virginia Donald - Updated Feb 2024

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Virginia Donald

Virginia Donald is the ex-wife of anchor and journalist Shepard Smith from the United States of America. Shepard Smith is a broadcast journalist from the United States of America. Shephard joined the Fox News Channel in 1996. He is known for his former role as the chief and managing editor of Fox News breaking news division.

Early Life and Childhood

Virginia Donald was born in 1966 in Mississippi, the USA to her parents. Currently, she is 54 years old. The exact birthdate of her is not available at the moment. She belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Besides that, there is no more information regarding her parents, siblings, and early childhood life. Looking at her success and popularity, we can assume that she was well-raised by her parents in her hometown.

She attended Meek School for her primary education. She attended the University of Mississippi and graduated. Moreover, she is remembered as one of the sweetest students at the University.

Professional life

Virginia Donald tried her luck and gave auditions for some film roles. Unfortunately, she couldn’t land the big role and make her name in Hollywood. Moreover, she got a few small roles in short movies and television commercials. Unfortunately, she emerged as a social media personality after her divorce from Shepard. She is also performing as a guest columnist for USA magazines. She is famous as the ex-wife of Shepard Smith.

Moreover, Shepard Smith is a broadcast journalist who previously worked at Fox News. Shepard joined Fox News as a general assignment reporter and senior correspondent. He has covered almost all the major events around the world during his long association with the channel. Shepard covered Princess Diana’s funeral from the United Kingdom in 1997. He covered President Clinton’s trial from 1998 to 1999.

Shepard served as a correspondent at Los Angeles-based Fox News Edge in 1998. In April 1999, Shepard covered the Columbine High School massacre. Shepard began to serve as the main anchor of Fox Report on September 13, 1999. However, in June 2018, Shepard was replaced by Jon Scott. Shepard went to Florida to cover the ballot counting controversy during the 2000 Presidential election.

He covered the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. Shepard covered the war when the United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. Moreover, he also covered the war against Iraq in March 2003. Shepard began hosting Studio B with Shepard Smith in 2002. He covered the United States Presidential election from places like the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention in 2008.

Shepard became the managing editor of Fox News’s new breaking news division in 2013. Studio B with Shepard Smith was re-launched as Shepard Smith Reporting in the same year.


Talking about her awards and nominations, she hasn’t won them so far. Moreover, looking at her success and her fan following, we can presume that she will win some awards in the coming years.

Virginia Donald – Net Worth 2022

While her ex-husband’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million. There is no information about her net worth, income, or salary.

Relationship Status

Virginia Donald married Shepard Smith in 1987. Both of them met each other while studying at the University of Mississippi. Shepard used to have a crush on her according to the source. Shepard and she decided to get married despite doubts about Shepard’s sexual orientation. However, they don’t have any children from the marriage. Moreover, Shepard and she divorced in 1993. Shepard openly admitted himself as gay in 2017.

Virginia Donald

Caption: Virginia Donald with her ex-husband Shepard Smith (Source: Celeb Tattler)

Talking about her rumors and controversy, Virginia Donald is not a part of them until now. Besides that, she is focusing on her personal and professional life. Moreover, she likes to keep a distance from rumors and controversy.

Virginia Donald – Body Measurements

Virginia Donald stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 59 Kg. She has black hair and black eyes. Besides that, there is no further information about her body measurements.

Social Media

Virginia Donald is not active on any social media platforms.