Former Fox News host Chris Wallace broke his silence on the sudden demise of CNN Plus, the failed streaming service CNN tried to push on an unwilling public.
New leadership at Warner Bros Discovery has not commented on the future of the high-profile talent the streaming service paid big bucks to get but Wallace is said to be interested in taking Cuomo’s old time slot.
Speaking to Deadline, Wallace refused to comment on what happens next for him at CNN instead saying: “My primary concern right now is taking care of my team.” Many of the stars the streaming service hired have contracts that will be paid out but many of the staffers do not according to another high-profile hire.
Jemele Hill, who had a show starting next month on the streaming service, said:
“Some of y’all are going to try to get jokes off at my expense but I’m going to be fine — it’s called a contract, learn about it.
“But there are people who are part of our show staff who do not have the same protection. Good people will be out of work. But go off tho.”
Wallace’s executive producer, Javier de Diego, said:
“Adding to an already awful day: People on here celebrating the demise of a project hundreds worked hard to accomplish, and praising their potential unemployment.
“Seemingly for political reasons. Can people be human for once? Have some empathy.”
Another expensive hire was former NBC reporter Kasie Hunt who said on her show on Friday she would be staying at CNN “covering our leaders, elections, the future of democracy for CNN, and I hope to see you there.”
Scott Galloway, who hosted a weekly show focused on technology, media and society, said:
“Nothing is ever as good or bad as it seems.
“The only thing I know about this is that this has been so much fun and I feel so blessed to have been a part of something that was so much fun and work with such interesting and talented people.”
Fox's Greg Gutfeld has been taking shots at Chris Wallace on The Five this evening: "The Democratic bench is thinner than Chris Wallace's demo reel from CNN Plus." pic.twitter.com/zzwXiAEN9X— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) April 21, 2022
Judge Jeanine: "I was sitting next to a guy who was drunk on a plane and he vomited all over me."— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) April 21, 2022
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