Host Chris Wallace has found a home after the total disaster that was CNN+. Wallace will return to Sundays for a CNN evening show, with episodes of his interview series appearing on HBO Max.
Speaking at the upfront event, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said, “At a time where most news networks are advocacy networks, we at CNN intend to advocate for journalism first.”
“Warner Bros. Discovery executives haven’t been shy about their intentions for CNN, saying repeatedly that they want to focus the network’s future on nonpartisan reporting instead of personality programming at primetime,” Axios reports.
Wallace left Fox News in December, saying “After 18 years, this is my final ‘Fox News Sunday.’ It is the last time, and I say this with real sadness, we will meet like this … There’s a lot you can do on Sunday mornings. The fact that you’ve chosen to spend this hour with us is something I cherish. But after 18 years, I have decided to leave FOX. I want to try something new, to go beyond politics, to all of the things I’m interested in.”
Guess he never got that gig with Brian Grazer…
Wallace go torched on Twitter for the new gig. Check out some of the tweets below:
How much money did Chris Wallace lose CNN and how can I thank Chris Wallace? ??
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 18, 2022
BREAKING: Chris Wallace has resigned from his job at Taco Bell in order to permanently tank CNN on Sunday evenings.
— The Nasty Italian??? ?? (@sayitnspinit) May 18, 2022
Chris Wallace is getting Sunday evening show on CNN, how long will he last?
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 18, 2022
I just saw Chris Wallace at Walmart, not exactly where you'd expect to seem him. I would think shopping there was beneath him. He was nice though he welcomed me to Walmart which I thought was odd, & got a shopping basket for me. He likes it so much he was wearing a Walmart apron
— Jericho (@JerichoXV) May 18, 2022
So Chris Wallace will have a Sunday night show on CNN that nobody will watch!
— ULTRA MAGA Joyce Day (@Daytobehappy) May 18, 2022
For his next trick, Chris Wallace will tank HBO Max. https://t.co/aiHYV70dP9
— Michael Quinn Sullivan ??VERY Ultra-MAGA?? (@MQSullivan) May 18, 2022