Chris Wallace, one of Fox News’ longest-serving on-air talent, has been hired by CNN as a host of its new streaming service, CNNgo. The 54-year-old said his motivation was to return to journalism and do more investigative reporting.
“After a fantastic 25 years in television news — 11 at Fox — I’m looking forward to returning to my roots, reporting on a broad range of stories,” Wallace told CNN’s Brian Stelter. “It’s thrilling to be going back to work for the news organization I grew up with and that I loved so much.”
While at Fox, Wallace was a correspondent for Fox News Sunday and a political panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier and The Five. He also served as an anchor for The Beltway Boys on CNN from 1992 to 2005. Before that, he was a correspondent for ABC’s 20/20 and Dateline NBC. He joined Fox News in 1991, where he became co-host of Fox News Sunday, the long-running Sunday news program.
Wallace spoke highly of his time at Fox and described his new colleagues as his “best friends.” He said his long tenure at the network has been “enormously rewarding.”