“I know I found a great home for my newscast,” said Smith, who left Fox News after sparring with the network over Trump.
Multiple people at the conservative news network defended Cavuto after Trump raged about his unflattering coverage.
The anchor will fill the 3 p.m. slot once occupied by Smith before his abrupt departure from the network in October.
The former Fox News host called out autocrats spreading “garbage and lies masquerading as news” in his first comments since leaving the network.
“Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon. We don’t have to look far for evidence of that,” he told the International Press Freedom Awards.
Catherine Herridge will join CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent in November.
Fox News host Shepard Smith has resigned, leaving the conservative news network with very few objective reporters.
“You could ski on Donald Trump."
Wallace will "never be his father," Trump complained, referring to the late TV journalist Mike Wallace.
Carl Cameron explained why it will "be telling" to see who steps into the slot voided by Smith, who abruptly quit the network on Friday.