Fox anchor Chris Wallace is leaving the community after 18 years with CNN +

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Chris Wallace on the set of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace at the FOX News DC Bureau on June 4, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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Fox News host Chris Wallace abruptly announced on Sunday that he was leaving the station with immediate effect after 18 years.

Wallace goes to host a weekly show on CNN’s streaming service CNN + that will debut in the first quarter of 2022.

The veteran host of the flagship Fox News Sunday said he was ready for a change.

“I want to try something new, beyond politics, to go into all the things that interest me. I’m ready for a new adventure,” Wallace said in a statement aired on his last show. Wallace didn’t reveal any additional details about his new venture, but said he hoped fans would “try it out”.

Fox News will fill the space with changing moderators until a new moderator is named, the company said in a press release.

“Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised they would never mind a guest I booked or a question I asked. And they kept that promise, ”said Wallace.

Wallace’s sudden departure follows a period of upheaval in the world of cable news. MSNBC host and former NBC Nightly News host and editor-in-chief Brian Williams announced last month that he would be leaving the network at the end of the year. Williams said he expected it to “reappear somewhere”.

CNN also fired its prime-time anchor Chris Cuomo earlier this month after “new information” emerged during a review of how he helped his brother and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo respond to allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, Cuomo said he was disappointed with CNN’s decision.

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