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Chris Wallace Biography

Chris Wallace
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Name: Chris Wallace
  • Birth Name: Christopher W. "Chris" Wallace
  • Nick Name: Mr. Sunday
  • Father: Mike Wallace (father) Bill Leonard (stepfather)
  • Mother: Norma Kaphan (mother)
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Ethnicity: white
  • Net Worth: $6 million
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Elizabeth Jane Farrell (m. 1973) Lorraine (Martin) Smothers (m. 1997–present)
  • Children: Peter, Megan, Andrew, Catherine Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers
  • Divorce: Elizabeth Jane Farrell
  • Education: Harvard College
  • Awards: Paul White Award
  • Siblings: Peter Wallace
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Synopsis

Three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Chris Wallace, is an American television Anchor as well as Political Commentator.  He is the host of the American commercial broadcast television network Fox News Channel program Fox News Sunday.

Wallace is the only person up to date to have served as host/moderator of more than one of the major Sunday morning political talk shows.

Early life and education

Chris Wallace was born as Christopher Wallace on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Wallace is the son of Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. His father was an American journalist, game show, host, media personality as well as actor and was also a long-time reporter of CBS Channel 60 Minutes.

Wallace parents divorced when he was one year old. Later, his mother married Bill Leonard, an American journalist and television executive also former CBS News President.  

Wallace joined The Hotchkiss School. After that, he enrolled at the Harvard College where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science. 

During his college days, he reported news on-air for the college radio station named WHRB. Wallace also applied to study law at the law school of Yale.

Career

Chris Wallace began his career at FM radio station WBBM TV in Chicago. Later, he started his journalism career as a reporter in an American commercial broadcast television network NBC from 1975 to 1989.

Later, Wallace moved to NBC's Washington bureau as a political correspondent for an American broadcast network NBC News.  Likewise, he also appeared as Washington co-anchor for the Today show in 1982.

Wallace appeared as chief White House correspondent (1982–89). He also served as moderator of Meet the Press (1987–88), and anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News.

In the year 1989, Wallace joined ABC News where was the senior correspondent for as well as the host of Nightline.

In 2003, Wallace joined the American Fox News Channel where he is hosting Fox News Sunday alongside Chris Wallace. He also worked with the famous journalist in Fox News including Megyn KellyBill O'Reilly

Personal life

Chris Wallace has married twice. He first married to Elizabeth Farrell in 1973. The couple is blessed with four children named Peter, Andrew, Megan, and Catherine. Later they were separated.

Wallace married the second time to Lorraine Smothers in 1977. Lorraine was a wife of American actor/comedian, Dick Smothers and has two children Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.

Wallace grew up with his brother, Peter Wallace who died after a fatal fall while hiking in Greece in 1961. According to the source, Peter married to Jennifer Breheny who was an associate producer for 60 Minutes.

Net worth and Height

This well-known television anchor, Chris Wallace has earned huge amount of salary from his journalism career. His salary at Fox News Channel is estimated to be around $1 million.

Wallace's current net worth is $6 million. He stands at the height of 1.78m/ 5 feet and 10 inches.

  • Last modified : 10 September, 2017
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