Chris Wallace, the Fox News Channel host and registered Democrat, announced that he was leaving the network effective immediately.
“After 18 years — this is my final FOX News Sunday,” Wallace told his audience. “It is the last time — and I say this with real sadness — we will meet like this.”
According to TVNewser, a website that focuses on the cable news industry, Wallace’s show was consistently in the basement when it came to ratings. Just last Sunday FOX News Sunday was in last place — beaten by NBC’s Chuck Todd.
The public relations arm of Fox gushed with praise over the avowed Never Trumper.
“We are extremely proud of our journalism and the stellar team that Chris Wallace was a part of for 18 years. The legacy of ‘Fox News Sunday’ will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named,” the Fox Corporation network said in a statement.
Variety reports that the liberal news anchor may be heading to a more left-leaning network.
“A person familiar with the matter suggested Wallace may be jumping to CNN Plus, the new streaming-video service slated to launch early next year. Spokespersons for CNN could not be recached for immediate comment,” Variety reported.