Fox picks Chris Wallace’s successor for ‘Sunday’ show

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Fox’s right-leaning commentary channel has named Shannon Bream as the new host of its Sunday morning show.

Fox News Sunday” airs on both the cable channel and select Fox broadcasting network affiliates and was previously hosted by Chris Wallace, who left the network in late 2021 for CNN+.

Her first show will be Sept. 11, 2022.

The same day Fox made its announcement, CNN announced it would put Wallace on its schedule in a revival of his short-lived CNN+ show.

After departing Fox, Wallace revealed he had been contemplating leaving Fox for some time after its hosts continued to peddle conspiracy theories and misinformation about the 2020 election and Jan. 6 insurrection, calling the situation “unsustainable.”

Bream will leave her weeknight show “Fox News @ Night,” which had previously been displaced from its 11 p.m. eastern timeslot in favor of the late-night talk show-style program “Gutfeld!” Bream’s show was moved to midnight, though an additional hour was frequently used to pre-empt “Gutfeld” during the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“@ Night” will be filled with fill-in hosts until a permanent successor is named, the network said in a statement.

“Sunday” is meant as Fox’s version of Sunday morning political affairs shows such as “Meet the Press” and frequently features interviews and panels. It dates back to several months before Fox’s cable channel launched in 1996.

Bream holds a law degree from Florida State University College of Law and worked as a sexual harassment and race discrimination attorney.

She was previously an anchor at WBTV in Charlotte before moving to NBC-owned WRC in Washington, D.C. She joined Fox in 2007.

Bream has written several books, including ones that center around the Bible, in keeping with her Christian background.