Chris Matthews Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Feb, 2017
Facts of Chris Matthews
Date of Birth: 1945 , December-17
Age: 75 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Chris Matthews
Birth Name Christopher John Matthews
Nick Name Chris
Father Herb Matthews
Mother Mary Teresa Matthews
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Nicetown-Tioga, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity White
Profession Commentator
Working For Television
Net Worth $16 million
Salary $5 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for News anchor
Married Yes
Married to Kathleen Matthews (m. 1980)
Children 3
Divorce N/A
Education College of the Holy Cross
TV Show nightly hour-long talk show,
Siblings Jim Matthews
Books Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
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Seventy-one years old Christopher John Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author. Matthews is best known for his nightly hour-long show, Hardball with Chris Matthews that televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. Christopher John Matthews was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States America.

Early life and Education

Christopher Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mary Teresa is the father of Matthew and his mother is Herb Matthew, who is a court reporter. Matthews was educated in La Salle College High School.  He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross situated in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Christopher Matthews has thirty-four degrees in his name collected from numerous college and university, including The Ohio State University, Washington University, Howard University, College of Holy Cross, Fordham University, Villanova University, Temple University, Hunter College, and Lynn University and like so many others.

Political career and views

Christopher Matthew worked as an officer at the United States Capitol Police to start his career. Matthews mounted an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania’s fourth congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, for which he received about 24% of the vote in the primary.

Author and talk show host

Matthews served in print media for fifteen years, where he spends thirteen years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner. He also worked as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews began his own weeknight talk show in 1997, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on American’s Talking. Matthews is the author of seven best-selling books:

  • Tip and the Gipper: when politics worked (2013)
  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (2011)
  • Life’s a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success (2007)
  • American: Beyond our Grandest Nations (2002)
  • Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think (2001)
  • Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America (1988)

Personal life and affair

Matthews has been married to Kathleen Matthews since 1980, who anchored News 7 on WJLA-TV. The couple has three children named Michael, Thomas, and Caroline. The family shares the bunch of happiness and love so there is no any prediction about their divorce.

Net worth, salary and Body measurement

Matthews earns over $5 million per year and his net worth of around $16 million. Matthews is 6 feet 3 inches tall.