After the quick demise of CNN+, former Fox News host Chris Wallace will be getting a Sunday evening show on CNN, sources told Axios on Wednesday.
CNN parent company Warner Bros. Discovery plans to announce Wallace's Sunday night program in a presentation to advertisers Wednesday, according to the report.
Wallace was working an interview-based streaming program four days a week during his brief time on the failed CNN+. The streaming service shut down after the Warner Bros. Discovery takeover of CNN due to few subscribers and years of expected losses to the high costs of operation.
The new parent company has talked about making CNN less opinion-based and return more to its fact-based reporting that brought the cable channel to prominence decades ago. CNN ratings have reportedly struggled.
"At a time where most news networks are advocacy networks, we at CNN intend to advocate for journalism first," Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav told an event recently, according to Axios.
Wallace left Fox News late last year for the CNN+ project, but former President Donald Trump had long predicted Wallace's ouster at Fox News because of his liberal perspective on the historically conservative network. Wallace once call White House press secretary Jen Psaki "one of the best press secretaries ever," a position few conservative media pundits would agree with.
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