Shannon Bream tapped to host ‘Fox News Sunday,’ becoming first female anchor in show’s history

Veteran Fox News Channel anchor Shannon Bream will helm the community’s Sunday morning political speak present, filling the footwear of Chris Wallace, who left Fox final 12 months for a stint on CNN’s short-lived streaming service.

Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, introduced Thursday that Ms. Bream will take over because the everlasting anchor of “Fox News Sunday” beginning Sept. 11, becoming the first girl to head the 26-year-old program, whereas persevering with because the community’s chief authorized correspondent.

Shannon is an impressive journalist, reporter and anchor who has cultivated a powerful and enduring relationship with the FOX News Media viewers,” mentioned Ms. Scott in an announcement.

Ms. Bream, who joined Fox in 2007, will step down as anchor of “Fox News @ Night,” the weeknight information present, and get replaced by a rotating pool of journalists till a everlasting host is known as.

“It has been an honor to cowl main information all through Washington over the past 15 years at FOX News,” mentioned Ms. Bream. “I’m extraordinarily grateful for the chance to host a Sunday present and look ahead to this new function.”

Ms. Bream was one in every of a number of Fox personalities who shared internet hosting duties on “Fox News Sunday” after the sudden exit of Mr. Wallace, who introduced his departure on the finish of the Dec. 12 program. He had anchored the present for 18 years.

Mr. Wallace jumped ship to CNN, the place he hosted a newsmaker interview present on CNN+, the extremely touted streaming service that shut down April 30 after only a month beneath the community’s new possession, Warner Bros. Discovery.

In May, CNN chairman and CEO Chris Licht introduced that Mr. Wallace would reprise his function as host of “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” beginning in the autumn. The present is scheduled to air Sunday nights on CNN and HBO Max as a part of its “CNN Sunday” programming block.

Ms. Bream outdrew final 12 months’s “Fox News Sunday” common scores by 20% throughout her stints as host over the previous few months, in accordance to the community.

“In January, she netted double digit will increase throughout the board on FNS, up 32% in complete viewers (1.35 million) and 45% over the earlier in the advertiser pleasant 25-54 demo (343,000), marking the highest-rated FOX News Sunday episode of 2022,” the community mentioned.

She additionally delivered a ten% improve in the 25-54 demo in contrast to final 12 months’s present, and Fox outperformed all Sunday programming on CNN and MSNBC in complete viewers.

Ms. Bream is a well-known face to Fox viewers for her reporting on the Supreme Court in addition to her function in the community’s election-night protection and the warfare in Ukraine.

A founding writer of Fox News Books, the publishing imprint of Fox News Media, she wrote the bestselling title “The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today” (March 2021).

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