Former Fox News host Chris Wallace did not last long at streaming start-up CNN+, but then again, neither did anyone else at the now-defunct network.
But that doesn’t mean his broadcasting career is over with. Apparently, according to reports, he has found a new home.
Wallace, the former host of “Fox News Sunday,” will bring his new show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” to HBO Max with Sunday airings on CNN.
“I’ve never had more fun developing a program and am looking forward to bringing it to both HBO Max and CNN audiences,” the host said, The Washington Post reported.
“Part of the CNN brand is respectful, authentic, and impactful interviews and one of the best interviewers in the business is Chris Wallace,” CNN CEO Chris Licht said.
“Chris and his team developed an engaging and compelling program that we’re excited to bring to HBO Max and include in our CNN Sunday evening programming.”
“Two weeks ago, streaming was king,” Wallace said after the announcement that CNN+ was done.
“Now suddenly streaming is in an ICU on life support. I have absolutely no idea which is right and which is wrong, but the Discovery people are in charge and so they’ve made the decision,” the anchor said.
“I’m in good shape, whether it’s CNN or someplace else.
“Frankly, what I’m mostly concerned about right now, and very, is my team and hundreds of other people that had jobs at CNN+,” he said.
“Some of them had left CNN to go to streaming.
“Some of them had left other places, moved across the country,” he said.
“And so, I think you’re seeing a lot of the anchors at CNN+ doing everything they can to protect the people that were working on their team and to make sure they either get a safe landing at CNN or someplace else,” Wallace said.