FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace to Moderate
NEW YORK – May 2, 2019 — FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday, June 2nd, announced Jay Wallace, President and Executive Editor of FOX News and FOX Business Network. Moderated by FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, the one hour town hall will be held live from Iowa at 7PM/ET (6PM/CT) and focus on the top issues facing Americans today. Additionally, Chris Wallace will anchor FOX News Sunday live from Iowa earlier that morning. (*Check your local listings for times on FOX Broadcasting)
In making the announcement, Jay Wallace said, “We are pleased to welcome Sen. Gillibrand to our lineup, further establishing FOX News as a vital destination for 2020 candidates. We look forward to Chris delivering a dynamic and substantive discussion from the influential state of Iowa to our millions of viewers.”
The forthcoming event with Gillibrand will mark the fifth presidential town hall of the current election season hosted by FNC and the fourth with a Democratic presidential candidate. In April, Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum co-moderated a town hall with 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders which garnered nearly 2.6 million viewers, making it the highest-rated event of the election cycle, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, the network will present two separate town halls with 2020 presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on May 8th in Milwaukee, WI and Mayor Pete Buttigieg on May 19th in Claremont, NH.
Over the course of his career, Wallace has participated in coverage of nearly every major political event and has played an integral role in the network’s 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004 election coverage. In October 2016, Wallace became the first journalist from FOX News to moderate a general election presidential debate, which took place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was recognized by both sides of the political aisle for his tough questioning of then-presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
As anchor of FOX News Sunday, Wallace joined the network in 2003 and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, he marked his 50th year in broadcasting. Wallace has secured several high-profile interviews with dignitaries and U.S leaders including: a widely praised sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Summit in 2018; an exclusive interview with French President Emmanuel Macron; the first interview with President Donald Trump after he was elected in 2016; an interview with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and an exclusive interview with then-President Barack Obama in 2016.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for 17 consecutive years. According to a 2019 Suffolk University poll, FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country while a 2019 Brand Keys Emotion Engagement Brand Analysis survey found that FOX News was the most trusted cable news brand. A 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey also found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, FOX News is the top-cited outlet. Owned by FOX Corporation, FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
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