Chris Wallace

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Chris Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is a television journalist who currently works for the Fox News Channel as a political affairs correspondent and host of its signature weekly interview show Fox News Sunday. He previously worked for 15 years at ABC as senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and as substitute host for Nightline. After working at ABC, Wallace served as host of the longest running television program ever, Meet the Press, and later as anchor of NBC ‘s Nightly News Sunday edition. In 2007 he served as moderator for the presidential primary debates shown on Fox, called, First in the South. Wallace has been an outspoken critic of what he sees as a liberal bias in the mainstream media. Wallace stated, "Fox News wouldn't exist if it weren't for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media….That's why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they've gotten it for years - the so-called bias in the objective press."[1]. Chris is the son of the legendary ambush-journalist Mike Wallace who has been one of the hosts of Sixty Minutes since its inception on CBS.

In November of 2010, Chris Wallace signed a multi-year extension to his contract with Fox News. [2]

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Clinton Interview

One of Wallace’s most well recognized broadcast moments occurred in 2006, when he interviewed former president, Bill Clinton. He questioned Clinton about his administrations attempt at killing terrorist leader, Osama Bin Laden. During the interview, Clinton lashed out a Fox News and the media for attacking his administration, he said to Wallace, “So you did Fox’s bidding on this show. You did your nice little conservative hit job on me.”[3]

Awards

Wallace has won many major journalism awards including three Emmy Awards, a Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton; which he won for his investigation of Ford Motor Company’s finance department; and a Peabody Award[4].

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