Chris Cillizza

Inside Biography


Chris Cillizza is an American journalist as well as a political commentator who is currently the staff of CNN. Before joining CNN, he wrote for The Fix, the daily political weblog of the Washington Post, and was also a regular contributor to the Post on political issues, a frequent panelist on Meet the Press.  

Early life and education

Chris Cillizza was born as Christopher Michael Cillizza on February 20, 1976, in Marlborough, Connecticut, U.S. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Cillizza joined The Loomis Chaffee School and graduated in 1994. Later, he went to the  Georgetown University from 1994 to 1998, where he obtained a B.A. in English.


Chris Cillizza began his career from The Cook Political Report, an independent newsletter that analyzes campaigns and elections for United States House of Representatives.

Later on, Cillizza worked in a newspaper, Roll Call. During his fourth year in Roll Call, he reported on campaign politics. He was also a columnist for Congress daily.

In the year 2005, Cillizza founded The Fix, an American blog. After that, he starts to write about electoral politics for the blog.

Cillizza severed as a host of Politics and Pits, a monthly trivia contest and also hosted for the Fix live chat on a weekly basis.

Moreover, Cillizza co-hosted the MySpace/MTV with Barack Obama, the former President of US and John McCain since 2007 to 2008. Furthermore, he joined The Washington Post and worked as a columnist as well as host too.

Besides this Cillizza also published the book, Broadway Books in 2012. His book is perfect for the known political junkies and also for the amateur as per him.

Recently, on March 13th, March 2017, it was declared that Cillizza is leaving The Washington Post and is joining the CNN. After a month on April 3, he severed as a political reporter and also a digital editor for CNN.

Personal life

Chris Cillizza married Gia Cillizza who is a head coach of hockey. The couple is blessed with two children (two boys) and is having a great life together. 

He is living with his beautiful wife, Gia Cillizza, and their two adorable sons in Virginia.

Net worth

Chris Cillizza is enjoying his celebrity life with the huge salary he is being paid for his services.His annual salary is estimated to be ranging from $40 to 48K. Though his actual net worth is not revealed, we expect it to be in high order six figures.

by Bchrome, 04 Jul, 2017

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