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Shannon Bream Makes History as First Female Fox News Sunday Host

Bream will fill the slot vacated by longtime host Chris Wallace.
  • Shannon Bream (Photo: Fox News)
    Shannon Bream (Photo: Fox News)

    Shannon Bream has been named the new host of Fox News Sunday, making her the first woman to anchor the show in its 26-year history.

    Bream will fill the slot vacated by longtime host Chris Wallace, who left in late 2021 for CNN. Her first episode is scheduled for September 11, Fox News announced Thursday.

    "It has been an honor to cover major news throughout Washington over the last 15 years at Fox News," Bream said in a statement, per Variety. "I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to host a Sunday show and look forward to this new role."

    Bream has served as a guest host on Fox News Sunday for the past few months, rotating in with other Fox News personalities since Wallace's departure. According to the network, Bream's days as host "overdelivered the 2021 average of the show by 20%" and saw an increase in viewers 25-54, a coveted advertising demographic.

    The anchor has been a Fox News mainstay for years. In 2017, she launched Fox News @ Night in the 11 PM ET hour; the program was recently shifted an hour later to accommodate Gutfeld!.

    In addition to her hosting duties, Bream serves as the network's chief legal correspondent and has landed interviews with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, First Lady Jill Biden, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Fox News Sunday airs Sundays at 2:00 PM ET on Fox News.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Shannon Bream, Fox News Channel, Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace, Cable News