Chris Wallace Journalist, Dad, Father, CNN, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth and Salary

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Chris Wallace Biography | Wikipedia

Chris Wallace is an American Award-winning broadcast journalist currently serving as the main anchor of the FOX News Sunday program on FOX News based in New York City. He is also recognized for his wide range of controversial interviews that are often compared to his father, Mike Wallace on FOX’s 60 Minutes. Prior to his work on FOX News, Chris worked as a correspondent on CBS News and was a nightly news anchor on NBC Nightly News.

Chris Wallace Education

Wallace attended a local high school in his native state, Chicago, Illinois. He was then fully exposed to political journalism after high school through his stepfather Bill. From there, he graduated with majors in journalism and communications from Hotchkiss School and Harvard University. He also graduated from Yale Law School.

Chris Wallace Age

How Old is Chris? Wallace is 77 years old as of 2024. He was born Christopher Wallace on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His birthday is celebrated on 12th October every year. His zodiac birth sign is Libra. READ: Leo Terrell

Chris Wallace Nationality and Ethnicity

Wallace holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Thus, he is of white ethnicity/heritage.

Chris Wallace Height

Chris stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78). He also maintains an average body weight of around 70 kilograms. However, information regarding his other body measurements is currently not yet available. Wallace’s hair color is brown while his eyes are black.

Chris Wallace Father | Dad | Parents

Wallace was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois by his parents. He grew up as the son of famous FOX News veteran, Mike Wallace (father) and Norma Kaphan (mother). Both of his parents and Jewish but they divorced when he was just a year old, His mother then got married to his stepfather Bille Leonard.

Bill is the senior president of CBS News. Thus, he exposed Chris to political journalism by hiring him as an assistant to Walter Cronkite during the 1964 Republican National Convention when he finished high school. Therefore, Chris did not have a close relationship with his biological father Mike, until he was 14 years old. READ: Tricia Whitaker

Chris Wallace Wife

Is Chris Married? Wallace is currently married to his lovely wife Lorraine Martin Smothers, since 1997. Previously, he was married twice before he finally met Lorraine. In 1973, he was married to his first ex-wife, Elizabeth Farrell to whom they now share custody of four children. Lorraine also has two children from her previous marriage to Dick Smothers. Wallace and his wife now reside in New York City.

Chris Wallace Children

Wallace is blessed with four children from his previous marriage to Elizabeth Farrell. They include Peter, Caroline and James Wallace. He is also the stepfather of Lorraine’s children from her previous marriage. They are Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.

Chris Wallace Salary

Wallace working as a correspondent, News Anchor, Reporter and Presenter for the FOX News Channel (FNC), earns an annual salary ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.

Chris Wallace FOX News Sunday

Chris currently serves as a Correspondent news anchor and reporter for The FOX News Sunday program on the FOX News Channel. He first began his career in broadcast journalism by working for the Boston Globe as a columnist and contributor. From there, he joined the WBBM CBS Chicago station in early 1970. He then began appearing on NBC News as an on-air reporter and fill-in anchor for close to fourteen years in New York City. READ: Jamar Jakes

Wallace then went on to work as a Washington correspondent for NBC News nationally. Eventually, he became the Chief White House correspondent from 1982 to 1989 and moderator of the Mett the Pres program on NBC News. Wallace announced his official departure from NBC back in 1989 and joined ABC News as the Senior host of ABC’s Primetime Thursday and occasionally hosted the Nightline show.

During his tenure with ABC, he covered the Tel Aviv and the Iraqi Scud missile attacks and other major stories. In 2003, Wallace left ABC and joined FOX News as the main host of his current Sunday Program. He was the one who replaced Tony Snow when he left FNC in 2003. During his tenure with FOX News, Wallace, and his co-anchor Shepherd Smith are known for their reputable statuses as journalists on the network.

Chris Wallace Net Worth

Wallace is a renowned American television journalist, news anchor and reporter with an estimated net worth of $16 million.

Chris Wallace Debate Moderator | Interview

In 2016, Wallace gained public attention after he was selected to moderate the third and final Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton which was held on October 19, 2016, This particular debate served as Wallace’s first time as a FOX News anchor to play the role of a moderator in a general presidential election.

Chris Wallace Ratings

According to our findings, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace averaged a paltry 927,000 total viewers and 253,000 A25-54 viewers.

Is Chris Wallace A Democrat

Yes, Wallace is a registered Democrat. He revealed in an interview with The Washington Post that he registered s a Democrat in Washington DC back in 2006. READ: Brityne Rucker

Is Nicole Wallace Related To Chris Wallace

Nicole Wallace is a famous American Television Host and author well recognized for working as a correspondent on MSNBC News. Chris and Nicole are not related in any way, despite sharing their last name.

Chris Wallace Books

  • First Lady: A Portrait of Nancy Reagan (1986)
  • Character: Profiles in President Courage (2004)
  • Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World (2020)

Chris Wallace Awards

  • 1992 The George Polk Award in Journalism for Foreign Reporting for his work on ABC News’s Primetime Live.
  • 1993 The Alfred I. Dupont–Columbia Silver Baton Award for Excellence in Television Journalism
  • 2011 The National Press Foundation Award for Broadcast Excellence
  • 2012 The Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, National Press Foundation
  • 2013 The Paul White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association
  • 2014 The Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
  • 2017 The Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
  • 2018 The “Tex” McCrary Journalism Award, Congressional Medal of Honor Society
  • 2018 The Freedom of Speech Award” from the Culture and Media Institute
  • 2020 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the Institute’s annual fundraising gala in November