President of FOX News and Executive Editor
Jay Wallace joined FOX News Channel (FNC) at its inception in 1996 and currently serves as the President and Executive Editor of FOX News. In this role, he oversees all news, programming, operations and editorial across both FNC and FOX Business Network (FBN).
Previously, Wallace served as President of News and Editorial where he oversaw the network’s news division, managing all aspects of news programming, newsgathering, political coverage and election season debates and town halls. Additionally, both FoxNews.com and FOX News Radio, which includes Fox News Headlines 24/7 on Sirius/XM were under his purview.
Notably, in October 2017, Wallace led the launch of FNC’s first-ever live 11 p.m. news show, Fox News @ Night w/ Shannon Bream and along with the network’s CEO Suzanne Scott, co-created new news programming including Outnumbered Overtime w/ Harris Faulkner and The Daily Briefing w/ Dana Perino. Together, Scott and Wallace also increased FNC’s weekend news coverage with the launch of Cavuto LIVE in January 2017.
In 2016, Wallace was elevated to Executive Vice President of News and Editorial, handling day-to-day management of weekday and weekend news programming for the network. In this capacity, he was responsible for the network’s top news programming, including Special Report with Bret Baier, Shepard Smith Reporting, America’s Newsroom, Sunday Morning Futures and Fox News Sunday.
Since becoming a member of the executive leadership team, Wallace has helped enhance the network’s newsgathering division, including overseeing the construction and launch of a new state of the art newsroom. He has also increased the footprint of the news division to ensure dedicated coverage of the increased breaking news out of Washington and around the world.
During his time at FNC, Wallace has held a number of positions including: senior vice president of news and politics; New York bureau chief; executive producer of news, and executive producer of the original FOX Report with Shepard Smith.
The Hollywood Reporter recognized Wallace as one of the “Most Powerful People in Media” in 2018 and was also named as one of CableFax Magazine’s “Top 100 Power Players” in the same year.
Wallace is a graduate of Hofstra University.