Chris Wallace is the anchor of FOX News Sunday (FNS), Fox Broadcasting Company's Sunday morning public affairs program. He joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2003 and is based in Washington, D.C. 2014 marked his 50th year in the broadcasting industry.
In his 11 years at FNC, Wallace has participated in coverage of nearly every major political event and has also secured several high-profile interviews. In 2014, he was one of the few anchors selected to sit down with President Barack Obama to discuss Syria’s use of chemical weapons. He also interviewed President Barack Obama in 2009 about the economic stimulus plan and his cabinet nominations. In 2008, he sat down with then-Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., to discuss his campaign and what he would do as president.
Recently, in August 2015, Wallace, alongside co-anchors Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly moderated the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election. According to Nielsen data, the debate delivered 24 million total viewers and 7.9 million in the key 25-54 demo, making it the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time in total viewers.
During the 2012 political season, Wallace played an integral role in FNC’s coverage, interviewing a number of top Obama administration officials in the election cycle, including former Chief of Staff Jack Lew, former senior adviser David Plouffe, and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as well as former senior adviser David Axelrod. Wallace also interviewed all the Republican presidential candidates during the 2012 Republican primaries and sat down with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prior to the election and, notably, in his first televised interview following his loss. He also served as a panelist in a number of FNC's Republican primary debates and contributed to FNC’s election coverage on America's Election HQ.
In prior election years, Wallace served as a panel member and moderator for FNC's South Carolina, New Hampshire and Orlando debates during the 2008 primary campaign season. He also played an integral role in FOX News' 2008 and 2004 election coverage.
Throughout his 50-plus years in broadcasting, Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Peabody Award, the Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism, which was awarded to him by the National Press Foundation. Most recently, he received the 2013 Paul White Award for lifetime achievement and service to electronic journalism from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Wallace has been described as an "equal opportunity inquisitor" by The Boston Globe, "an aggressive journalist," "sharp edged" and "solid" by The Washington Post and "an equal-opportunity ravager" by The Miami Herald.
Before joining FNC, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years where he served as the senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and a substitute host for Nightline. During his tenure with ABC News, Wallace hosted multiple groundbreaking investigations and received numerous awards for his work.
Prior to joining ABC News, Wallace was with NBC News where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-1989. While at NBC, he covered the 1980, 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns as well as the Democratic and Republican conventions in those years. Wallace moderated Meet the Press from 1987-1988, making him the only person to have hosted two Sunday talk shows. He also anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News from 1982-1984 and 1986-1987. Wallace began his career with NBC at WNBC-TV (NBC 4) in New York in 1975.
Wallace attended Harvard College.
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