This weekend Bream will kick off a new era on Fox News Sunday, the jewel of the news side at Fox News Channel, which often gets more attention for its opinion programming. She will be the programs’ first permanent female host and will be the first permanent replacement for Chris Wallace, who burnished his reputation for prosecutorial questioning of newsmakers and politicians over a tenure that lasted just under two decades.
Shannon Bream will take over the show, making her the first woman to anchor the program in its 26-year history. Bream replaces anchor Chris Wallace, who helmed the show for nearly two decades and left the network last year for rival CNN. Bream will also continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent and a rotation of journalists will guest anchor her former post on Fox News @ Night until a permanent replacement is named.
In its statement on Wallace’s exit from the network, Fox News said, “the legacy of Fox News Sunday will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named.” Among those mentioned among the network’s news-side anchors who will rotate in the Fox News Sunday moderator role are Bret Baier, John Roberts, Harris Faulkner, Shannon Bream, Martha MacCallum, Neil Cavuto, Bill Hemmer, Jennifer Griffin and Dana Perino.
Shannon Bream will host “Fox News @ Night,” which kicks off Oct. 30 (when Laura Ingraham’s new show also debuts). The new show will replace a re-air of Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. show.