Chris Wallace (Christopher Wallace) is a well-known American journalist and television anchor. He became famous for his bold and open views on his shows on Fox News. The name of his father is Mike Wallace and he is also a popular media personality. When he was a teenager Wallace was an assistant to Walter Cronkite. His boss described his character as an aggressive and ambitious reporter. At first, he worked at NBC and then he also worked in ABC.
Then from 2003 Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday broadcasted where he received praise for his interviews. Chris Wallace age is seventy-three now. Know more details about Chris Wallace Biography.
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Wallace’s birth date is October 12, 1947, and his place of birth is Chicago, Illinois. The names of his parents are Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. His father was the reporter of 60 Minutes. His family was Jewish. Moreover, his parents gave him the name Christopher because he was born on Columbus Day. Then his father and mother divorced so he lived with his mother and his stepfather Bill Leonard.
His father is the president of CBS News so from a young age Wallace got exposure in political journalism. Wallace studied in Hotchkiss School and Harvard College.
– Early career
Wallace got accepted to join Wales University however he wanted to serve as the reporter for The Boston Globe. Then he soon focused on a broadcast television career. From 1975 to 1988 he started to work for NBC News. He worked there for fourteen years. On May 1985 because of NBC Specials, he interviewed Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan. Many journalists were able to find that Wallace’s style of interviewing was confrontational.
Then he also covered the 1988 Republican National Convention for the news where he interviewed Donald Trump who was a real estate tycoon at that time. Then from 1989, he worked for ABC News.
– Fox News Career
From 2013 he started to host the show ‘Fox News Sunday‘ on Fox News. He has interviewed with many presidents like Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. All these interviews became very popular and made Chris Wallace best amongst the business.
Many people wonder whether is Chris Wallace a democrat? Yes, Chris Wallace democrat party supporter. July 19, 2020, Chris Wallace Trump interview happened in The White House. This interview received wide media attention. Wallace questioned Trump on many points such as the Black Lives Matter protests. Many people also noticed the awkwardness of Trump while sitting in an interview with a talented man like Wallace. Many people said that Wallace looked like his father when he handled the interview.
On September 2020 Chris Wallace got chosen to be the moderator for Donald Trump for the first presidential debate. It was a disaster because Trump bullied Biden that led to verbal battle. However, Wallace handled the interview with his professional ease. During the Covid 19 pandemic, Chris Wallace twitter posts criticised Trump’s Presidency.
Chris Wallace spouse is Lorraine Smothers who is his second wife. His first wife was Elizabeth Farrell and with her, he has four children. Chris Wallace children also have families of their own and Wallace has many grandchildren. His step kids are Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers through his second wife who was formerly married to Dick Smothers.
The net worth of Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace net worth is $25 million. His annual salary amounts to $7 million. His long time career in Fox News has made him rich. He is the man who always gets selected to report many major happenings in America. In 1997 he bought a mansion of 5,000 square-foot in the best place located at Washington DC. He also has a waterfront house in Annapolis, Maryland.
Chris Wallace is best man at his job. Many people watch his interviews as he asks good questions.