Fox News said it had signed “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace to a new “multi-year” deal that would keep the veteran anchor on the network for “years to come,” in the words of the outlet’s top executive, Roger Ailes.
Since joining the 21st Century Fox-owned network in 2003, Wallace has moderated “Fox News Sunday,” a one-hour public affairs program presented on Fox Broadcasting Co. and later replayed on Fox News Channel. He has also contributed to the network’s political and election coverage.
“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 Ailes, the network’s chairman and chief executive, in a statement.
Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years, and was 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 1982-89. Wallace anchored “Meet the Press” from 1987-88 and anchored the Sunday edition of “NBC Nightly News” from 1982-84 and 1986-87. He joined NBC as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City in 1975.
Larry Kramer of Kramer Talent Management negotiated the pact on Wallace’s behalf.