Breaking!!! Surprise? CNN Announces Hiring Of EX-Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace

Surprise? CNN Announces Hiring Of EX-Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace

NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — CNN announced on Sunday that former “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will join its streaming service as an anchor early next year.

Wallace will host a weekday show that will feature interviews with people involved in politics, business, sports and culture, according to a statement by CNN.

“I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords interviewing major figures across the news landscape — and finding new ways to tell stories,” Wallace said in the statement.

Anchor Chris Wallace has announced his departure from Fox News.

In an announcement made at the close of this week’s Fox News Sunday, Wallace shared news of his departure.

“After 18 years — this is my final FOX News Sunday,” Wallace said. “It is the last time — and I say this with real sadness — we will meet like this. 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. We’ve covered five presidential elections, interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush, travelled the world — sitting down with France’s Emanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. And I’ve gotten to spend Sunday mornings with you. It may sound corny, but I feel we’ve built a community here. There’s a lot you can do on Sundays. The fact you’ve chosen to spend this hour with us is something I cherish. 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. And so —for the last time, dear friends — that’s it for today. Have a great week. And I hope you’ll keep watching FOX News Sunday.”

In a statement, Fox News media said, “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.”