Fox News anchor Chris Wallace abruptly introduced on Sunday he's leaving the network after 18 years, efficient instantly.
Wallace is leaving to host a weekly present at CNN's streaming service CNN+, which is able to debut within the first quarter of 2022.
The veteran host of the flagship "Fox News Sunday" mentioned he was prepared for a change.
"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," Wallace mentioned in a press release that aired on his closing present. Wallace didn't present extra particulars on his new endeavor, however mentioned he hoped followers would "check it out."
Fox News will fill the spot with rotating hosts till a brand new anchor is named, the corporate mentioned in a press launch.
"Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised they would never interfere with a guest I booked or a question I asked. And they have kept that promise," Wallace mentioned.
Wallace's sudden departure follows a interval of shakeups within the cable information world. MSNBC host and former "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams introduced final month he was leaving the network on the finish of the 12 months. Williams mentioned he anticipated he would "pop up again somewhere."
CNN additionally fired its primetime anchor Chris Cuomo earlier this month, after "new information" got here to gentle throughout a evaluate of how he helped his brother and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reply to sexual harassment allegations. In a press release, Cuomo mentioned he was dissatisfied in CNN's resolution.
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