Matthew Chance

Inside Biography


Matthew Chance was born on March 1970 in the United Kingdom. He was raised in the English Midlands by his parents. He was interested in journalism since his childhood and always wanted to be a journalist.He was a healthy and active child.

Career and path

In the early stage of his career, Matthew Chance worked as a broadcast journalist at BBC World Service. Later, he started to work as a freelance journalist from the year 1996 to 2001. During the period, Matthew Chance reported on stories from Sri Lanka, Bangkok, and London. After that in the year 2001, Matthew Chance joined CNN. He is currently based in London and has been working as an international correspondent for CNN since last twelve years. Once he quit CNN to work for Fox News Channel.

Matthew Chance was one of the first journalists to report on the capture of Kabul by Northern Alliance Forces. Some of his major news coverage includes the militant attack on the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India of the year 2008, the tsunami of 2004, the London bombings in 2005, the siege of Beslan School in 2004, and Russia- George conflict of 2008. In the year 2002, he reported on the hostage situation at Moscow theater. Besides these, he also has reported on the Iraq War and its aftermath in depth.

Unfortunately, Matthew Chance was held as a hostage along with few other journalists by Libyan Leader Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli at the Rixos al Nasr hotel in the year 2011. But he managed to report live via twitter on all about his captivity after being rescued by the Red Cross International Committee.

Before settling in London, Matthew Chance spent six long years in Moscow bureau of CNN. He reported the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake. Not only that, he also reported the Ossetia war in 2008. Matthew Chance was one of the first reporters based in Moscow to have interviewed Vladimir Putin. During his career as a journalist, he has received a number of awards. Matthew Chance won the Peabody Award for covering 2006 Hezbollah Conflict. And, he won the Alfred DuPont award for his coverage of 2004 tsunami in Asia.

Marriage and personal life

Matthew Chance is already married. He, along with his wife has given birth to a daughter. Their daughter’s name is Anna Chance. Matthew Chance’s is living a happy life with his family. No rumors have been heard about his girlfriend or his extramarital affair with any other women.

Fact, bio, and height

Matthew Chance stands smart and attractive with a medium height. His net worth is estimated to be high acc u mulated from his notable salary as a journalist. He is currently based in London and works as a senior correspondent for CNN there. 

by Bchrome, 11 Jan, 2017

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