(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In a recent interview, former FOX News anchor Chris Wallace described his move over to CNN, saying he was uncomfortable at his old digs and doesn’t think it has much of a future, CNYUZ reported.
After almost two decades at FOX News, Wallace declined to renew his contract in December and made the switch to CNN in January.
“I just no longer felt comfortable with the programming at Fox,” Wallace said.
“I spent a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job,” he concluded.
Wallace also discussed a shift after the 2020 election, explaining that he was “alarmed” by fellow host Tucker Carlson‘s documentary “Patriot Purge,” claiming the network was “increasingly unstable as time went on.”
The anchor is gearing up to start his new show on CNN‘s new streaming service, CNN+. He will now be hosting a daily interview show titled “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”
“I wanted to get out of politics,” Wallace said, adding, “Doing a Sunday show on the incremental change from week to week in the so-called Build Back Better plan began to lose its attraction.”
He declined to comment on opinions expressed by other Fox commentators about the situation surrounding Russia and Ukraine.
“One of the reasons that I left Fox was because I wanted to put all of that behind me,” Wallace said, adding that since his exit, “there has not been a moment when I have second-guessed myself about that decision.”
Wallace also said he was “obviously unhappy” that former CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned over his undisclosed relationship with Allison Gollust, CNN’s chief marketing officer, who also served as communications director for former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.