“I am thrilled to join CNN+. After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming.”
Biden cheerleader Chris Wallace announced Sunday that he is leaving Fox News. Apparently, he’s a landed a cushy gig at CNN’s streaming service. This seems like a good move for Fox. Oh, and for Wallace since CNN+, apparently the name of CNN’s streaming service, is a better fit for him.
Here’s his announcement on Fox News Sunday:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News Channel, he announced on his program Sunday morning, and will join the CNN Plus streaming-video outlet, a move that abruptly sunders the cable-news outlet’s connection with one of its most recognized and independent journalists.
Wallace delivered the news himself, in the last minutes of his “Fox News Sunday,” which he has anchored for nearly two decades on the Fox Corporation-owned outlet. “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,” said Wallace. The words will be the last he utters on the program.
CNN confirmed Wallace’s jump less than two hours after Wallace announced his departure, and said he would lead a daily show during which he would interview newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, sports and culture. Spokespersons for CNN could not be recached for immediate comment. Fox News last announced a contract extension for Wallace in 2017, and his current agreement with Fox News is believed to have come to an end.
We’re thrilled to welcome Chris Wallace to CNN as an anchor for @CNNPlus. His new weekday show will feature interviews with newsmakers across politics, business, sports and culture & will contribute to CNN+’s slate of live programming available at launch. https://t.co/6dgFzBd2QT pic.twitter.com/h8djkxClsB
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) December 12, 2021
According to a CNN statement, Wallace is thrilled to join CNN+.
Chris Wallace is joining CNN as an anchor for CNN+, the much-anticipated streaming subscription service that will debut in Q1 2022.
“I am thrilled to join CNN+. After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming. I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape—and finding new ways to tell stories,” said Wallace. “As I embark on this adventure, I am honored and delighted to join Jeff Zucker and his great team. I can’t wait to get started.”
Fox viewers appear just as delighted to see him join CNN+.
We need more journalists like Lou Dobbs and fewer like Chris Wallace.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) December 5, 2021
Reports are saying Chris Wallace is moving to CNN. That's a good place for him. Perfect fit.
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) December 12, 2021
Can you imagine being Chris Wallace
You resign from your Job at Fox News
And 99.99% of the viewers who watch your channel are celebrating like it's New Years Eve 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace leaving Fox News for CNN is the biggest news he’s ever broke in his entire career 🤡
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) December 12, 2021
The Chris Wallace moment that will always stick with me was when he asked Trump during the debate to condemn “white supremacists causing violence in cities like Kenosha”
There were no white supremacists in Kenosha. That’s a thing that he made up.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 12, 2021
With Chris Wallace announcing he is leaving Fox News….
Their Sunday ratings just quadrupled with viewers no longer having to tolerate him!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace announces he is leaving Fox News to pursue his dream of being viewed by far fewer people.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 12, 2021
It’s a Christmas miracle!! https://t.co/UXyvCgDrpW
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) December 12, 2021
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