Warner Bros. plans. Discovery, CNN’s new parent company, announced during its pre-show presentation to advertisers on Wednesday that Chris Wallace will be hosting a Sunday evening show on CNN.
why does it matter: The longtime Fox News host recently moved to CNN to launch a show on the now discontinued streaming service, CNN+.
details: Wallace, who has been hosting an interview four days a week on the streaming service, will be moving to a weekly show Sunday night on linear CNN, two sources told Axios.
- CNN struck a multi-million dollar contract with Wallace last year. The move shocked the news industry, given Wallace’s nearly two-decade career at Fox.
- Later during the show, the network confirmed the move and indicated that CNN+’s own interview program will begin this fall on HBO Max and will be on CNN Sunday evenings.
The Big Picture: Warner Bros. Discovery executives haven’t been shy about their intentions toward CNN, repeatedly saying they want to focus the network’s future on nonpartisan reporting rather than prime-time personal programming.
- Speaking at the event in advance, David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN, “While most news networks are advocacy networks, it is our intention at CNN to advocate for journalism first.”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with additional details from Warner Bros. Discovery in advance.
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