News anchor Chris Wallace left Fox News Channel last year to host an interview series on CNN+.
Now, after the failure of CNN+, Wallace will be hosting a new Sunday evening program on CNN. The network’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, confirmed the news to Axios on Wednesday.
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Wallace has recognized his rapidly souring relationship with Fox News, his former employer of nearly 20 years. He described his career at the network as “unsustainable” in a March interview with The New York Times.
Looking to leave Fox News, Wallace joined CNN+ to host an interview series called Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace.
Wallace’s series, like everything else, lasted 32 days on CNN+.
Wallace was suffering “daily breakdowns” at CNN+, according to one staffer’s remarks to an independent reporter. The newscaster was reportedly demanding a CNN show “or threatening to walk.”
Sure enough, his interview series will now air Sundays on CNN’s cable channel, the network told Axios.
The series will also reportedly HBO Max, but the schedule remains unclear.
Wallace is evidently still experiencing professional success despite the spectacular failure of CNN+.
Even on CNN+, he hosted a few viral moments, like his clash with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Plus, he described his own career as stable.
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“I’m in good shape, whether it’s CNN or someplace else,” Wallace told a panel last month, according to USA Today. “Frankly, what I’m mostly concerned about right now, and very, is my team and hundreds of other people because there were 300 people, I think, that had jobs at CNN+.”
In a speech on Wednesday, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav reportedly told advertisers about his new plans for CNN.
“At a time where most news networks are advocacy networks, we at CNN intend to advocate for journalism first,” the CEO said, according to Axios.
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