Shannon Bream has been picked to host “Fox News Sunday,” which was previously anchored by Chris Wallace before his exit to CNN.
The “The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak” author will begin hosting the show Sept. 11, according to Fox News Channel.
“It has been an honor to cover major news throughout Washington over the last 15 years at Fox News,” Bream said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to host a Sunday show and look forward to this new role.”
She will continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent, and a rotation of journalists will guest host “Fox News @ Night” for Bream until a permanent replacement is picked.
Bream outperformed other guest hosts on the Sunday programming, especially in the coveted 25 to 54 viewer demographic, the network said.
National radio host Todd Starnes celebrated the promotion from his former colleague.
“Shannon Bream is a good friend and she understands the Fox message of olden days, fair and balanced,” Starnes said. “So this is great news. This is a well-deserved promotion at Fox News.”
He added, “Chris Wallace has gone over to the dark side, CNN.”
Wallace was hosting a show on CNN+ before it imploded.