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In an announcement that reportedly came as a shock to much of the network, Smith signed off for the last time on October 11, 2019.
The announcement was underscored by Neil Cavuto, who anchors the broadcast immediately after Smith's and was visibly flustered by the announcement.
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"Whoa," Cavuto said as he opened his show. "Like you, I'm a little stunned."
Despite the apparent surprise, one staffer told CNN that "it was clear [Smith] wasn't happy, on air and off air," at the network, and others told the outlet he wasn't forced out, but "wanted to leave."
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