The program began on April 28, 1996, 5½ half months prior to the launch of the network's sister cable news network Fox News Channel, and was originally hosted by Tony Snow until 2003 (after leaving Fox News that year, Snow was later appointed as White House Press Secretary under now-former PresidentGeorge W. Bush). It airs live at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (although many Fox stations broadcast it at a later timeslot), and is subsequently rebroadcast Sunday afternoons on Fox News Channel at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. ET (the latter airing in the slot typically occupied by Special Report with Bret Baier on weekdays). The program celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in April 2011.
An audio-only broadcast of the program is also carried on a small but growing number of radio stations, mostly those owned by iHeartMedia (the former Clear Channel Communications), the largest radio station group that runs the division's Fox News Radio newscasts. In August 2008, Fox News Sunday began to be produced in high definition.
The first minute or so of the broadcast runs down the day's headlines (since Fox, unlike its majornetworkcompetitors, does not have a conventional morning news program that leads into Fox News Sunday, though a limited amount of Fox's affiliates have local news programs leading into it). For the rest of the first half of the show, Wallace interviews newsmakers from the prior week.