Chris Wallace has inked a new multiyear deal with Fox News that will take the veteran into his sixth decade of broadcasting.
The award-winning Wallace, who joined Fox News in 2003, will continue to serve as the anchor and moderator of Fox News Sunday, the public affairs show that bows on Fox Broadcasting Co. and then encores on Fox News Channel. 2014 marks Wallace, who began working as a 16-year-old as a gofer for Walter Cronkite during the 1964 Republican National Convention, is now in his 50th year in the broadcasting industry.
“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,” said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. “We are pleased he will continue his exceptional work on Fox News for years to come.”
Wallace, who also contributes to FNC’s political and election coverage, noted: “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.”
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.