BREAKING: Wallace to Join CNN With New Weekday Show

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Well, that didn’t take long for the obvious to hit the news wires. As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier on Sunday, Fox News chief Washington anchor and the host of “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace signed off for good this week in the waning moments of the broadcast. And in doing so, we speculated that we all knew where the longtime Fox guy would land.

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Long-time “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace is leaving the network after nearly two decades, he announced Sunday. He will be joining CNN as an anchor for its new streaming service, CNN+.

“I am thrilled to join CNN+,” Wallace said in a statement announcing the news.

“I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape—and finding new ways to tell stories,” he said.

RedState has been on top of writing on new majority owners Discovery’s plans to shuttle what meager viewership the cable network has to an online presence. This move appears to be a brick in that foundation.

Indeed, the network’s streaming platform was quick to shout about its “coup” from the rooftops on social media:

There was also this statement from FNC:

In a statement, Fox News Media said, “We are extremely proud of our journalism and the stellar team that Chris Wallace was a part of for 18 years. The legacy of FOX News Sunday will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named.”

As this is a breaking story, RedState will provide updates as they become available.