Long-time Chris Wallace, the presenter of Fox News Sunday, is leaving the network to join CNN’s planned streaming service, CNN Plus, according to a CNN press release.
During his final Fox News Sunday appearance, the 18-year Fox News veteran announced his retirement, adding that he “wants to try something new.” Wallace’s long-term contract with Fox was set to expire this year, according to sources close to the matter, and he had no plans to renew it, according to CNN.
Wallace will host a weekday program on CNN Plus including conversations with luminaries from the worlds of politics, sports, business, and entertainment, CNN said shortly after Wallace’s announcement. When CNN’s streaming platform comes in 2022, the new show will be available, and it will be just one example of the sort of original material the network hopes to release.
In addition to its original programming, CNN Plus will play some of the network’s prior long-form programs, such as Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and This is Life with Lisa Ling. It will also have live and on-demand material that will set it apart from CNN’s present programming.
CNN said further information regarding Wallace’s show, new personnel, and the platform’s entire lineup would be released “in the weeks and months ahead.” There is still no word on how much CNN Plus will cost to subscribe to.