Fox anchor Chris Wallace is leaving community after 18 years

Chris Wallace on the set of “Fox Information Sunday with Chris Wallace” at FOX Information D.C. Bureau on June 4, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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Fox Information anchor Chris Wallace abruptly introduced on Sunday he is leaving the community after 18 years, efficient instantly.

The host of the flagship “Fox Information Sunday” stated he was prepared for a change.

“I need to attempt one thing new, to transcend politics to all of the issues I am curious about. I am prepared for a brand new journey,” Wallace stated in an announcement that aired on his closing present. Wallace did not present further particulars on his new endeavor, however stated he hoped followers would “test it out.”

The community will fill the spot with rotating hosts till a brand new anchor is called, the corporate stated in a press launch.

“Eighteen years in the past, the bosses right here at Fox promised they’d by no means intrude with a visitor I booked or a query I requested. And so they have saved that promise,” Wallace stated.

Wallace’s sudden departure follows a interval of shakeups within the cable information world. MSNBC host and former “NBC Nightly Information” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams introduced final month he was leaving the community on the finish of the yr. Williams stated he anticipated he would “pop up once more someplace.”

CNN additionally fired its primetime anchor Chris Cuomo earlier this month, after “new data” got here to gentle throughout a assessment of how he helped his brother and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reply to sexual harassment allegations. In an announcement, Cuomo stated he was disenchanted in CNN’s resolution.

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