CNN just got a big name for its upcoming video streaming service. The network revealed that Fox News host Chris Wallace will be leaving his television home for 18 years for CNN+ before launching the service in early 2022. Fox News Sunday The announcer said he was keen on the flow of “freedom and flexibility” that would allow interviews with the main characters.
in his last life Fox News Sunday Showing, Wallace said he wanted to “try something new” and “go beyond politics.” However, he did not indicate where he was heading next during that broadcast. Wallace is believed to be jumping ship as his contract expires. Meanwhile, Fox said he is “extremely proud” of Wallace’s team and will play the role with a regular staff of journalists until he is named a permanent replacement.
Meanwhile, WarnerMedia wasn’t shy about promoting its coup. Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said Wallace’s appointment demonstrated CNN’s “commitment” to both CNN+ and the press as a whole.
It’s too early to say if CNN’s move will lead to a talent war among streaming news outlets like CBSN. Fox News Sunday It hasn’t always done well compared to similar offerings, such as face the nation. Regardless, Wallace is a big bet — CNN apparently hopes his name will draw viewers to its online-only service and provide an edge over competitors who might see streaming only as a nice plus.
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