Veteran Fox News Anchor leaves network after 18 years for CNN streaming service

On Sunday morning, Chris Wallace who has anchored “Fox News Sunday” for almost two decades, announced that he was leaving the network. He thanked viewers for joining him every Sunday and said that he had enjoyed his time on the network but it was time to step away. He said that he was leaving for a “new adventure.” A few hours later CNN’s streaming service released a statement saying that he had joined them.

On Fox News Sunday, the veteran anchor said that was sad to leave Fox but also wanted to try something new and that he wanted to go beyond politics and do all the things that he was interested in. He said that he was ready for his new adventure and hoped that his viewers would “check it out.” He also mentioned his covering of five President elections as well as interviews with Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin.

Later Sunday, in a press release, Wallace said that he was thrilled to join CNN+, which is a subscription based streaming service. He added that he was excited to “explore the world of streaming” and that he looked forward to the freedom and flexibility of the service.

Chris Wallace is the son of Mike Wallace, who was very popular for his show 60 Minutes. Chris didn’t not present his show with the flamboyance of his father but interviewed enough guests and personalities in his career to make his own mark.

The 74-year old veteran said that Fox News executives had promised him that they would not interfere with his work when he had first joined the network and he said that they had “kept that promise.” Fox News also issued a statement praising his work at the network. He was the first anchor at Fox to receive an Emmy nomination.

Chris Wallace joined Fox News in 2003. He had earlier worked at NBC News and ABC News. He was called a tough interviewer who asked questions with due diligence. He covered five presidents from George H.W. Bush and their administrations as well as interviewed many more famous people.

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