Per terms of his new multiyear deal, the veteran newsman will continue as anchor and moderator of Fox News Sunday. Since joining Fox News Channel in 2003, Chris Wallace has served as moderator of the one-hour public affairs program presented on the Fox Broadcasting Co. and replayed on FNC. He also has contributed to FNC’s political and election coverage. This year marks Wallace’s 50th year in the broadcasting industry; he began his TV career at 16 as a gofer for Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention. Prior to Fox, Wallace spent 14 years at ABC News, where he served as senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and as a substitute host on Nightline. Before ABC News, he was with NBC News, where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-89. Wallace also 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 in 1975 as a reporter with WNBC-TV New York.
“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,” Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in this morning’s announcement. “We are pleased he will continue his exceptional work on Fox News for years to come.” Larry Kramer of Kramer Talent Management negotiated the new FNC deal for Wallace, Deadline has learned.
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