CHRIS WALLACE SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH FOX NEWS
FOX News has re-signed Chris Wallace to a new multi-year deal where he will continue as the anchor and moderator of FOX News Sunday, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the network. 2014 marks Wallace’s 50th year in the broadcasting industry since embarking on his television career as a gofer for Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention when he was 16 years old.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “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.”
Wallace added, “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.”
Since joining FOX News in 2003, Wallace has served as moderator of FOX News Sunday, the one-hour public affairs program presented on FOX Broadcasting Company and later replayed on FOX News Channel (FNC). He has also contributed to the network’s political and election coverage.
During his tenure at the network, Wallace has secured numerous interviews with major newsmakers and political leaders, including President Barack Obama, former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, then Vice President-elect Joe Biden, former GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of States Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner, among others.
Prior to FOX, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years where he served as the senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and as a substitute host for Nightline. Before ABC News, he was with NBC News where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-1989. Wallace also anchored Meet the Press from 1987-1988 and anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News from 1982-1984 and 1986-1987. He joined NBC as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City in 1975.
Throughout his career, Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Peabody Award, the Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism, and the Radio Television Digital News Association Paul White Award for lifetime achievement.