The Fox News Channel has inked a new multiyear pact with one of its mainstays, “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.
Making the announcement today was Jay Wallace, president of news for Fox News Channel. Chris Wallace will continue his role on “Fox News Sunday” and will contribute to FNC’s other programming, including all election coverage.
In 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 is quoted in the announcement saying: “After almost 14 years as the anchor of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ I think I am starting to get the hang of it. [Fox News Executive Chairman] 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 is the son of legendary CBS newsman Mike Wallace. Chris Wallace was the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in 1987-88, and also anchored “Sunday Nightly News” while at NBC. In 1989 he joined ABC News, where he filled in on “Nightline” and reported for “Primetime Thursday.”
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