Chris Wallace Biography
Christopher Wallace is an American journalist, best known for his tough and wide-ranging interviews, for which he is frequently compared to his father, 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. He became an assistant to Walter Cronkite as a teenager during the 1964 Republican National Convention.
Chris Wallace Age
Wallace is 74 years old as of 2021. He was born on 12 October 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 12 October every year.
Chris Wallace Height
Wallace stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).
Chris Wallace Family
Wallace is the son of longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. He is Jewish, as were both of his parents. Unfortunately, when he was a year old, his parents divorced. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, former CBS News President Bill Leonard. He did not have a relationship with his biological father until he was 14 years old. His stepfather, Leonard, gave him his first taste of political journalism when he hired him as an assistant to Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention.
Despite his blood relationship with his father Mike, who had married his mother and divorced when he was one year old, he stated that his stepfather Bill Leonard, who had married his mother, had far more influence on his life. Leonard, he said, was the most important person in his life. Wallace began a relationship with his father in his adolescence, following the death of his older brother Peter in 1962 while climbing a mountain in Greece. Lorraine Martin’s surname is Smothers.
Chris Wallace Siblings
Wallace had one brother, the late, Peter Wallace.
Chris Wallace Wife
Wallace is happily married to the love of his life Lorraine Martin Smothers, since 1997. He had four children with his first wife, Elizabeth Farrell: Peter (father of Caroline, James, and William), Megan (mother of Livia and Sabine), Andrew (father of Jack), and Catherine. Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers are his second wife’s children from a previous marriage. His wife was born on April 8, 1959, in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, and she will be 62 in 2021.
Chris Wallace Children
Wallace is blessed with four sons; Peter Farrell Wallace, James Christopher Wallace, Andrew Wallace, William Wallace, and three daughters, Megan Wallace, Caroline Wallace, Catherine Wallace.
Chris Wallace Net worth
Wallace has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars which he has earned through his career as a Broadcast Journalist.
Chris Wallace Salary
Wallace earns an annual salary of $7 million.
Chris Wallace Education
Wallace went to Hotchkiss School and then Harvard College. He began his career as an on-air news reporter for WHRB, Harvard’s student radio station. He covered the 1969 student occupation of University Hall and was detained by Cambridge police, signing off a report from Cambridge City Jail with “This is Chris Wallace from WHRB News reporting from Middlesex County Jail in custody.”
Chris Wallace Fox News
Wallace left ABC in 2003 to work for Fox News. He began hosting Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2003, replacing Tony Snow, and he is a regular guest on the Howie Carr Show on Boston’s WRKO. Since 1996, Fox News Sunday has been a Sunday morning news/talk show on Fox Broadcasting Company. It was the Fox broadcast network’s only syndicated news show that aired on a regular basis.
Wallace stated that his work at Fox in the past opened his eyes to what he refers to as bias in the mainstream press and that Fox News would not exist if this kind of thing didn’t happen in the mainstream media. That’s why people are fed up with it and want an antidote to it – the so-called bias in the objective press – which they have been getting for years.
Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday
Wallace announced his departure from Fox News as the network’s star anchor on Sunday, taking the network’s most embellished down-the-middle journalist with him as stridently conservative hosts such as Tucker Carlson have increasingly set the channel’s agenda. With an expanded slate of right-wing commentary that condemned President Biden and defended former President Donald J. Trump, the network had pulled far ahead of CNN and MSNBC in the ratings.
While some members of its newsroom have been disturbed by programming that has prioritized vaccine skeptics or amplified conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He had expressed concern to Fox News management about Mr. Carlson’s recent documentary, Patriot Purge, which contained the false claim that the riot was staged to demonize the political right.
The anchor’s complaints, first reported by NPR, were confirmed on Sunday by two people who asked to remain anonymous in order to discuss private matters. His contract as Fox News Sunday host expired at the end of December, and three people familiar with his thinking said he made the decision based on a number of factors, including a desire to broaden his portfolio beyond politics to include business, sports, and entertainment. Beginning next year, he will host an interview show on CNN+, a new digital streaming platform.
Chris Wallace A Democrat
The Washington Post reported on October 11, 2006, that Wallace had been a registered Democrat for more than two decades. In terms of pragmatism, he demonstrated his party affiliation by claiming that being a Democrat was the only viable way to participate in the political process in heavily Democratic Washington, DC. He claimed that in the past, he had voted for candidates from both major parties.
Chris Wallace FOX News
Wallace worked at Fox News as the host hosted Fox News Sunday from 2003 until 2021, where he was praised for his conversations with figures such as Barack Obama. At the station he worked alongside other Fox News anchors include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Voge