Chris Maathuis Bio, Age, Height, KLAS-TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Chris Maathuis Bio, Wiki

Chris Maathuis is an American Anchor, Reporter, and Director working for KLAS-TV 8NewsNow in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States where he serves as the sports director. He joined the station on February 1997. 

Chris Maathuis Age and Family

Maathuis, who is potentially in his 50s, was born and raised in the United States. However, his parents’ information and his date of birth, year, and month, are yet to be disclosed.

Chris Maathuis Height

Maathuis stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Chris Maathuis Education

Maathuis joined Granite High School, Salt Lake City in 1975 and graduated in 1977. Afterward, in 1981 he joined the University of Utah where he graduated in 1984 and attained a Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) in Broadcast Journalism.

Chris Maathuis Career

Maathuis is the sports director for KLAS-TV 8NewsNow. Chris started his broadcasting career at KSEE radio in Arkansas where he served as the news and sports director. While in the station he provided play-by-play for Harding University. His rose to fame in the “land of opportunity” was interviewing then-Gov. Bill Clinton.

Chris Maathuis
Chris Maathuis

Chris’s broadcasting career brought him back to Salt Lake City for seven years, where he won numerous broadcasting awards for sports and news coverage. In the ’80s he was the voice of the Weber State Wildcats and also covered the Utah Jazz. His journalism career then took him to Idaho Falls, Idaho at KIFI News Group where he served as the sports director from April 1992 to September 1994. He had a blast covering the great outdoors and did it all, shooting, producing, anchoring, reporting, editing, laughing, and having fun. While in the station Maathuis received awards for the state’s best local sports coverage.

Maathuis then moved to Binghamton, New York where he worked at WBNG TV 12 serving as a sports director from September 1994 to February 1997. He wrote, produced, edited, and shooting sports with an emphasis on local coverage. He also participated in Charity involvement and covered the Jets, Giants,  Syracuse, Penn State, and the Mets. While in the station Chris won the state awards for sports coverage and the best single sports story on Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator.

Chris then eventually moved to Las Vegas to help KLAS, where he leads their sports department in its continued domination of the market. Maathuis’s coverage of Boxing, high school sports, Mixed Martial Arts, UNLV, and other sporting events is unmatched in Las Vegas. He is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster, who is also the host of the award-winning UNLV Game Time basketball and football coaches show.

Chris Maathuis Net Worth

In Chris’s career as a sports director,  he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Chris Maathuis Salary

Maathuis receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Chris Maathuis Wife and Kids

Maathuis is married to a lady by the name of Sandi. The duo has been blessed with two adorable daughters Jami and Staycee. He is also a proud grandfather to several kids including Cash, Magnus, and Brekken. He also owns two dog pets, Maddie and Ali.

Chris Maathuis Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Maathuis is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 5,099 followers, around 632 followers on his Facebook page, and about 658 followers on his Instagram account.