Chris Wallace Biography

Chris Wallace is a well-known American journalist who currently works for CNN and former Sunday anchor for Fox Business. Wallace is recognized for his harsh and varied interviews, which he shares with his father, 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Wallace announced his departure from Fox, saying he was ready for a new adventure, after 18 years on the network.

How old is Chris Wallace? – Age

He was born as Christopher Wallace on 21 October 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is 48 years as of 2022.

Where did Chris Wallace go to school? – Education

Wallace went to Harvard College and the Hotchkiss School.

Chris Wallace Wife – Family

Mike Wallace, a former CBS 60 Minutes reporter, and his first wife, Norma Kaphan, had a son named Wallace. Wallace, like both of his parents, is a devout follower of Judaism. Christopher Columbus was given to him because he was born on Columbus Day. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, CBS News President Bill Leonard, after his parents split when he was a year old.
When he was employed as an assistant to Walter Cronkite for the 1964 Republican National Convention, Leonard offered him his first experience of political journalism. Wallace and his father, Mike, did not have a relationship until Wallace was 14 years old.

Wallace is a divorced man who has been married twice. Peter (father of William, Caroline, and James), Megan (mother of Sabine and Livia), Andrew (father of Jack), and Catherine are his children from his marriage to Elizabeth Farrell in 1973. In 1997, he married Lorraine Smothers, Dick’s ex-wife. Lorraine had two children from her previous marriage, Sarah and Remick Smothers.

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What is Chris Wallace’s Salary?

He is paid an estimated salary of $7 million.

Wallace Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $25 Million.

Chris Career

What degree does Chris Wallace have?

Wallace attended Harvard College and Hotchkiss School. He started his career as a news reporter on the air at WHRB, Harvard’s student radio station. He is most known for his reportage of University Hall’s 1969 student occupation.

Chris Wallace ABC

In 1989, Wallace moved to ABC from NBC. He was a senior journalist for ABC News on Primetime Thursday and hosted Nightline on occasion. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, he reported from Tel Aviv on Iraqi Scud missile strikes. To prevent the Iraqis from changing their launchers, the Israeli authorities did not want the location of the Scuds to be made public at the time.
On a Nightline segment, Wallace started explaining the place. On an episode of Nightline, he began by describing the Tel Aviv area where a Scud missile fell. The show’s host, Ted Koppel, interrupted him and requested him to point to a general area instead of a specific location. For his reporting on the Primetime Live program Hope Sells, Wallace was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of News and Documentary.

Chris Wallace Fox

In 2003, Wallace replaced Tony Snow as the co-host of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Wallace joined Fox News in 2003 after 14 years at ABC. In his 17 years at FOX, Wallace has covered nearly every major political event and secured a number of high-profile interviews with dignitaries and US presidents.

In February 2009, he landed Fox’s first presidential interview with Barack Obama. On 3 March 2016, Wallace, along with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, moderated the Republican Party’s presidential debate. For the first time since his election, he interviewed Donald Trump in 2017.

The Commission on Presidential Debates chose Wallace to moderate the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. This was the first presidential debate hosted by a Fox News anchor during the general election season. In July of this year, Wallace spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In September 2018, Wallace covered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. “Tremendously passionate, quite raw, and extremely credible,” he described Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.

In January 2020, Wallace urged that additional witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial should be permitted to testify. On 19 July 2020, Wallace sat down with President Donald Trump for a wide-ranging interview outside the White House. Wallace was applauded for holding Trump to account and fact-checking him in real time. Wallace’s interview manner has been compared to that of his father, 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace.

Chris Wallace joining CNN+

Chris announced his departure from the network during one of his Fox News Sunday appearances. “, he explained “I’d like to try something different, to broaden my interests outside politics. I’m ready for a new challenge, and I hope you’ll join me.”
He will also join CNN+, a streaming service that will start in early 2022, according to the announcement. As an anchor, he will lead a weekday show in which he will do interviews with newsmakers from “politics, business, sports, and culture.” Chris said, in part, in his statement, “I’m ecstatic to be a member of CNN+. I’m looking forward to diving into the world of streaming after decades in broadcast and cable news.”

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