Shep Smith Hits 100 Consecutive Months #1 In Time Slot

04/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There was a time early in his TV news career when Shepard Smith thought it best to clean up his delivery, scraping off the accent now caked onto his Fox News Channel delivery like the mud of his native Mississippi.

"Anything that's real seems to work better," said Smith, 46, anchor of "The Fox Report," which just concluded its 100th successive month as the No. 1 cable news show in its time slot. "All I'm really doing is telling people stuff we found out about."

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