Chris Wallace Bio, Age, Height, Family, CNN, Net worth, Wife, Kids

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Chris Wallace Biography

Chris Wallace is a popular American journalist. However, he is common for his tough and wide-ranging interviews. Besides he is often compared to his father Mike Wallace the 60 minutes journalist. Previously, he has worked for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and CNN. Additionally, he was ranked as the most trusted TV news anchor in America.

Chris Wallace Age

Born in the year 1947 in Chicago, Illinois in the U.S. in the month on October 12th. Currently, he is at the age of 74 years old. So, he will be celebrating his 75th-year-old birthday this year 2022.

Chris Wallace Height

Apparently, he is a man of quite a tall stature. According to the current records, he stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches which is also equivalent to 1.78m tall.

Chris Wallace Weight

Currently, he is weighing a moderate body weight of around 70 kg. Even though this might change depending on his current dieting.

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Chris Wallace Family

So, he was born in Chicago, Illinois therefore he is an American citizen by birth. His parents are Mike Wallace who is a longtime CBS 60 minutes reporter and Norma Kaphan. Apparently, both of his parents are Jewish. Having been born on Columbus day he was to be  Christopher. Besides all this, he has an elder brother namely, Peter who, unfortunately, passed on at the age of 19. This was because of a mountain climbing accident.

Later on, his parents divorced when he was one year old so he had to grow up with his mother and stepfather Bill Leonard the president of CBS News. Fortunately, his stepfather gave him early exposure to political journalism. Thereafter he was working as an assistant to Walter Cronkite at the Republican National Convention in the year 1964. Therefore he did not develop a good relationship with his father Mike until the age of 14 years.

Chris Wallace Education

Regardless, he attended the Hotchkiss School and Havard college. So, he reported the first news on-air for WHRB the student radio station at Harvard. Additionally, he memorably covered the 1969 student occupation of University Hall. Furthermore, he was retard by Cambridge policemen, using one phone call to sign off a report from Cambridge City Jail This is Chris Wallace from WHRB News reporting from Middlesex County Jail in custody.

Chris Wallace Career

However, he first covered City Hall, during the time Kevin White was mayor of Boston. Later on, became a roving national reporter. Thereafter, soon focused his attention on broadcast television news when he noticed all the reporters at the 1972 political conventions were watching the proceedings on television instead of in person.


So, began his network journalism career with NBC in 1975, where he worked for 14 years, as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City. Eventually, he then transferred to NBC’s Washington bureau as a political correspondent for NBC News. Later on, served as Washington co-anchor and newsreader for the Today show with Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley in 1982.


Nevertheless, left NBC in 1989 for ABC. Sam Donaldson, ABC’s outgoing chief White House correspondent, is happy that Wallace, his journalistic rival, will be joining the network saying. Apparently, at ABC News, he was the senior correspondent for Primetime Live and occasionally hosted Nightline.


After 14 years at ABC, Wallace left in 2003 to join Fox News. Eventually, began hosting Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2003 after replacing Tony Snow. So, along with Shepard Smith gained a reputation at Fox for their reputable status as journalists on the network.


On the December 12, 2021, episode of Fox News Sunday, he went public that it would be his final day hosting the program. Later on, was announced that he was working for CNN to host a new program for its streaming service CNN+, which launched in April 2022. Regardless, on the 21st of April 2022, Warner Bros. Discovery, the parent company of CNN and CNN+, went public they were shutting down CNN+.

Chris Wallace’s Net worth

He is a very professional and hardworking journalist who has been serving the top news channel in America. However, he has accrued a lot of wealth, currently, having an average net worth of around $16 million to $29 million.


Generally, he has been working for some years, and currently, his salary is around $660,000 monthly income.


Presently, he is in a happy marriage to his lovely wife namely, Lorraine Smothers who is a former wife of Dick Smothers. Although he was first in marriage to Elizabeth Farrell with whom he has four children Peter(father of William, Caroline, and James), Megan (mother of Sabine and Livia), Andrew (father of Jack and Luke), and Catherine. Despite that, his second wife Lorraine has two children from her previous marriage Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.


He has seven lovely kids

  1. Peter Farrell Wallace
  2. Megan Wallace
  3. Catherine Wallace
  4. James Christopher Wallace
  5. Caroline Wallace
  6. Andrew Wallace
  7. William Wallace

How old is Chris Wallace?

Currently, he is at the age of 74 years old. So, he will be celebrating his 75th-year-old birthday this year 2022.