Fox News anchor Chris Wallace abruptly announced on Sunday he’s leaving the network after 18 years, effective immediately.
Wallace is leaving to host a weekly show at CNN’s streaming service CNN+, which 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, to go beyond politics to all the things I’m interested in. I’m ready for a new adventure,” Wallace said in a statement that aired on his final show. Wallace didn’t provide additional details on his new endeavor, but said he hoped fans would “check it out.”
Fox News will fill the spot with rotating hosts until a new anchor is named, the company said in a press release.
“Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised they would never interfere with a guest I booked or a question I asked. And they have kept that promise,” Wallace said.