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Chris Wallace leaves Fox News after 18 years, will be joining CNN, networks announce

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace announced Sunday that he is leaving his Sunday news show, and CNN quickly announced he would be joining their new streaming service.

“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.”

In 2016, Wallace was the first Fox News host to moderate a general election presidential debate. He covered five presidential elections, and had interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush. 

Wallace said on Sunday, “I want to try something new to go beyond politics to all the things I’m interested in” and said he is “ready for a new adventure.”

A Fox News representative said the network would rotate “star journalists” in Wallace’s Sunday slot until a permanent host was named. “We are extremely proud of our journalism and the stellar team that Chris Wallace was a part of for 18 years”, the company said. 

Wallace has worked in journalism for five decades, first at the Boston Globe newspaper and then on television at NBC and ABC before he joined Fox in 2003.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: CNBC

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