Shepard Smith Reflects on Katrina

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

His time reporting in front of a camera isn’t the first thing Shepard Smith thinks about when he recalls Hurricane Katrina. Instead, he thinks about sitting on a darkened highway overpass with a colleague one night, surrounded by the homeless and the desperate.

A radio station played Fats Domino’s “Walkin’ to New Orleans,” and the two men lost it.


“We had one of those breakdown moments that you rarely have on these sort of things because you have to keep yourself together,” the Fox News Channel reporter says on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. More…