This year marks the 50th year that Fox News’ Chris Wallace has been in broadcasting, and he’s celebrating by signing a new, multi-year deal with the nation’s most-watched cable news network.
Fox News’ Roger Ailes was pleased to announce that the network has locked in the award-winning journalist for the foreseeable future as host of Fox News Sunday.
“Chris is a renowned journalist whose hard-hitting interviews and lifetime of dedication to the news have established him as one of the best in the industry. We are pleased he will continue his exceptional work on FOX News for years to come,” Ailes said.
Wallace noted that he has been quite happy at Fox, saying, “It is the high point of my career to work at FOX News. I am delighted and grateful for the opportunity Roger Ailes has given me and look forward to many more years of bringing interesting guests and provocative conversations to our audience.”
Wallace began his career in New York in 1975, becoming a cub reporter for WNBC-TV. He quickly rose through the ranks and found spots at both NBC and ABC (spending 14 years at ABC). He hosted such shows as Meet The Press, the Sunday edition of the NBC Nightly News, Nightline, and Primetime Thursday.
But it is at Fox News where he’s become a major media force and has hosted Fox News Sunday since 2003.
When he joined Fox in 2003, many of his colleagues scoffed at the move, saying that he wouldn’t be able to stand the conservative bias there. But Wallace has said that working at Fox opened his eyes to an “astonishing” amount of bias in the media.
“Fox News wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media. That’s why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they’ve gotten it for years–the so-called bias in the objective press,” he said in 2005 in an interview with Howie Carr.
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