TV News Veteran Re-Ups With Fox News Deadline
A mainstay on Fox News Channel has signed a new multiyear deal to remain with the network. Deadline.com reports that Chris Wallace will continue as the anchor and moderator of "Fox News Sunday" as part of the deal.
The program, which airs on the Fox broadcast network and is repeated on FNC, has been anchored by Wallace since he came to Fox News in 2003, the report notes. Wallace also contributes to the channel's political and election programming.
"This year marks Wallace’s 50th year in the broadcasting industry; he began his TV career at 16 as a gofer for Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention," the story reports. "Prior to Fox, Wallace spent 14 years at ABC News, where he served as senior correspondent for 'Primetime Thursday' and as a substitute host on 'Nightline.' Before ABC News, he was with NBC News, where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-89. Wallace also anchored 'Meet the Press' from 1987-88 and anchored the Sunday edition of 'NBC Nightly News' from 1982-84 and 1986-87."
In an announcement, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said: “Chris is a renowned journalist whose hard-hitting interviews and lifetime of dedication to the news have established him as one of the best in the industry. We are pleased he will continue his exceptional work on Fox News for years to come.”