Fox News’ Chris Wallace has re-signed a multi-year contract with the network, announced Jay Wallace, president of news for Fox News Channel (FNC). Wallace will remain in his role as anchor of Fox News Sunday and will continue his contributions to FNC’s programming, including all election coverage.
In making the announcement, Jay Wallace said, “Throughout his 50-plus years in broadcast journalism, Chris has established himself as one of the most esteemed journalists of our time. We are delighted to have him continue informing our viewers with his hard-hitting interviews and tough-minded reporting for years to come.”
Chris Wallace added, “After almost 14 years as the anchor of Fox News Sunday, I think I am starting to get the hang of it. Rupert Murdoch has asked me to stay on the beat well past the 2020 election. I am honored by his confidence, and excited to keep reporting as part of the Fox News team.”
Wallace currently serves as the anchor of Fox News Sunday, a one-hour live broadcast airing Sunday mornings across the nation on Fox Broadcasting Company and on later in the day on FNC. Throughout his 14 years as anchor, Wallace has interviewed numerous political heavyweights and newsmakers, including: then-President-elect Donald Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; former Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Vice President-elect Joe Biden, former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell; and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
During his tenure at FNC, Wallace has participated in coverage of nearly every major political event and has played an integral role in Fox News’ 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004 election coverage. On October 19th, 2016, Wallace became the first journalist from Fox News to moderate a general election presidential debate, which took place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received notable praise from both sides of the aisle for his tough questioning of both presidential candidates at the third and final debate of the 2016 election.
Additionally, in August 2015, Wallace co-moderated the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle, which delivered a record breaking 24 million viewers and is the most-watched non-sports cable telecast of all time. He also co-moderated the network’s second and third debates of the 2016 cycle, held on January 28th in Des Moines, IA and March 3rd in Detroit, MI.
Throughout his 50-plus years of broadcast experience, Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, a Peabody Award, the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Paul White Award and the Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism, which was bestowed on him by the National Press Foundation. Most recently, he received the 2017 International Center for Journalists Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism, which he will accept this November.
A graduate of Harvard University, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years prior to joining FNC, where he served as the chief correspondent for Primetime Thursday and a substitute host for Nightline. During his tenure with ABC News, Wallace hosted multiple groundbreaking investigations and received numerous awards for his work. He previously served as NBC’s Chief White House correspondent from 1982-1989. While at NBC, he covered the 1980, 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns as well as the Democratic and Republican conventions in those years. Wallace moderated Meet the Press from 1987-1988, making him the only person to have hosted two Sunday talk shows. He also anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News from 1982-1984 and 1986-1987. Wallace began his career with NBC at WNBC-TV (NBC 4) in New York in 1975.