The Real Reason Chris Wallace Is Leaving Fox News

As Chris Wallace himself announced during his “Fox News Sunday” show on December 12, his most recent episode for the weekly news program would be his last. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Wallace stated his decision to leave Fox News came from a desire to try out something new, and “to go beyond politics to all the things I’m interested in.” He then added, “I’m ready for a new adventure.” 

Mere hours after saying goodbye to Fox News, Wallace released an official statement naming his new employer, CNN+. “After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming,” wrote Wallace (via THR). “I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape—and finding new ways to tell stories.”

His departure isn’t exactly surprising — especially considering a recent conservative backlash against him. Wallace, who has been with the network since 2003 and has hosted the program “Fox News Sunday” for nearly two decades, came under fire from Trump himself after a no-holds-barred July 2020 interview with the ex-president. Wallace also received similar criticisms from Trump, who accused the host of being “controlled by the radical left,” after it was announced Wallace would moderate one of three presidential debates in September 2020.

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