Chris Wallace Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Chris Wallace Bio, Wiki

Chris Wallace is an American journalist working for CNN serving the station as an anchor. He has been working with this station since January 2022. 

Chris Wallace Age

Wallace is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris Wallace Height

Wallace stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Chris Wallace Education

Wallace attended the Hotchkiss School and Harvard College. He first reported news on-air for WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard. He memorably covered the 1969 student occupation of University Hall and was detained by Cambridge policemen, using his one phone call to sign off a report from Cambridge City Jail with “This is Chris Wallace from WHRB News reporting from Middlesex County Jail in custody”. A graduate of Harvard University, Wallace began his career as a city hall reporter for The Boston Globe.

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Chris Wallace Career

Wallace is an anchor for CNN and host of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? with three new episodes available weekly on HBO Max and featured interviews from the show airing on CNN at 7 PM ET every Sunday. Wallace joined CNN in January 2022, after over 50 award-winning years in broadcasting, including 18 years with FOX News where he anchored FOX News Sunday.

During his working period at FOX for nearly 2 years, he was involved in reporting every major event political event,  interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush, secured numerous high-profile interviews with dignitaries as well as the U.S and foreign leaders, and reported five presidential elections. The Commission on Presidential Debates chose Wallace to moderate the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season.

Wallace became the first journalist from FOX to moderate a general election presidential debate in 2016 and Wallace co-moderated the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle along with the network’s second and third debates in August 2015. For his reporting, Wallace has won every major broadcast news award, including the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Peabody Award, and the Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism, which was awarded to him by the National Press Foundation and three Emmy Awards.

For “his unbiased, piercing approach to interviews” he also obtained the ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism. Additionally, Wallace earned the Paul White Award for lifetime achievement and service to electronic journalism from the Radio Television Digital News Association in 2013. Wallace is also the New York Times bestselling writer of Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World and Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice.

Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years where he worked as the chief reporter for PrimeTime and a substitute host for Nightline before joining FOX. He was NBC’s chief White House correspondent and moderated Meet the Press, making him the only person to have hosted two Sunday talk shows before he joined ABC. He also anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News.

Chris Wallace CNN

Wallace works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Erica Hill
  2. Laura Jarrett
  3. Brianna Keilar
  4. Victor Blackwell
  5. Christiane Amanpour
  6. Becky Anderson
  7. Jim Acosta
  8. Dana Bash
  9. Guillermo Arduino

Chris Wallace’s Net Worth

In Wallace’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Chris Wallace Salary

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

Chris Wallace’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Wallace is the son of Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. He has an elder brother, Peter (1942-1962), who died at the age of 19 after a mountain climbing accident. His parents divorced when he was one year old; he grew up with his mother and stepfather Bill Leonard, President of CBS News. Leonard gave him early exposure to political journalism, hiring him as an assistant to Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention.

Chris Wallace Wife/ Spouse

Wallace is married to Lorraine smothers. He had another wife before Elizabeth Farell and had four children Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine.  Lorraine also has two children from her previous marriage Sarah and Remick. They tied the knot in 1997.

Chris Wallace Kids

Wallace is a responsible father of six kids four children Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine, and Sarah and Remick.

Chris Wallace’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 9,922followers.