Chris Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday since 2003, has announced his departure from Fox News and would no longer be hosting his weekly show.
“After 18 years — this is my final Fox News Sunday. It is the last time — and I say this with real sadness — we will meet like this,” Wallace said at the end of the program.
“Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised me they would never interfere with a guest I booked or a question I asked and they kept that promise. I have been free to report to the best of my ability, to cover the stories I think are important, to hold our country’s leaders to account. It’s been a great ride.”
Chris Wallace announces he's leaving Fox News Sunday. "But after 18 years, I have decided to leave Fox. I want to try something new; to go beyond politics to all the things I'm interested in. I'm ready for a new adventure. And I hope you'll check it out." pic.twitter.com/X60xE47HDx
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) December 12, 2021
Fox News Media said in a statement, “We are extremely proud of our journalism and the stellar team that Chris Wallace was a part of for 18 years. The legacy of Fox News Sunday will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named.”
Although Wallace has stated that he wants to “try something new; to go beyond politics,” it is being speculated on Twitter that Wallace will join CNN’s team.
CNN is facing talent-loses after ex-anchor Chris Cuomo had been terminated and a CNN producer has been suspended after being arrested and charged by the Department of Justice.
#BREAKING: Chris Wallace announces he's QUITTING Fox News and 'Fox News Sunday.' Today was his last show.
My bet? He's going to CNN+.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace announced Sunday he is leaving Fox News Channel and is said to be joining CNN+. CNN spokespersons could not be reached for immediate commenthttps://t.co/H6LQMUMhfF
— Brian Steinberg (@bristei) December 12, 2021
BREAKING: Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace to Join CNN+ in Industry Shocker https://t.co/OQDUy5xYH6
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 12, 2021
Wallace was accused of partisanship last year when he moderated one of the presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
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