Wallace had hosted “Fox News Sunday” since 2003, having beforehand labored for NBC and ABC. Wallace, the son of longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, additionally moderated presidential debates, together with the extremely contentious first Biden-Trump debate in September 2020. His awards embrace a Polk Award in 1993 for protection of neo-Nazism in Germany for ABC’s “Prime Time Stay.”
Fox News Media released a statement praising him: “We’re extraordinarily happy with our journalism and the stellar staff that Chris Wallace was part of for 18 years. The legacy of FOX News Sunday will proceed with our star journalists, lots of whom will rotate within the place till a everlasting host is known as.”
Wallace expressed fondness for his Fox News viewers. “The very fact you’ve chosen to spend this hour with us is one thing I cherish,” he stated throughout his final present.
“It’s the final time, and I say this with actual unhappiness, we’ll meet like this,” Wallace stated. “Eighteen years in the past, the bosses right here at Fox promised me they’d by no means intervene with a visitor I booked or a query I requested. And so they saved that promise. I’ve been free to report back to one of the best of my capability to cowl these tales I believe are necessary to carry our nation’s leaders to account.”
He talked about a few of the tales he has lined together with 5 presidential elections, in addition to conducting interviews with each U.S. president since George H.W. Bush, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
The 74-year-old Wallace stated he wished to “attempt one thing new” and to “transcend” the world of politics.
“It has been a terrific journey,” he stated.