Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace announces he is leaving network after 18 years

FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace has quit his weekly political show after 18 years.

The long-time presenter said he's leaving to pursue opportunities "beyond politics" in an emotional statement on his show.

Speaking to viewers at the end of Sunday's programme, he said: "After 18 years, this is my final Fox News Sunday.

"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."

He said he wants to "try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I'm interested in".

"I'm ready for a new adventure," he added.

"I hope you'll check it out."

Sources told the LA Times that Wallace will front a talk show on streaming service CNN+ in the new year.

Bosses at Fox News Media said in a statement that the company is "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," they said.


Wallace, the son of 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace, began his career in 1975 when he became a broadcast journalist at NBC News.

By 1975, he was the network's chief White House correspondent.

He worked at ABC News for almost 15 years before joining Fox in 2003, when he took over from former News Sunday host Tony Snow.

He told The Baltimore Sun the network had an "energy and excitement and optimism about the future".

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Last year, Wallace, who is registered as a Democrat, hosted the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland.

A source told Variety that Wallace may be headed to CNN+, the network's new streaming service.

He will have his own show, it's claimed.

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