Chris Licht Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Career, CBS, Book

Chris Licht Biography

Chris Licht whose birth name is Christopher A Licht. He is an American television newsman and producer. Since April 2016, he has been the showrunner and executive producer of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, as well as CBS’s executive vice president of special programming.

Chris Licht Age

Chris has a youthful  appearance he  looks to be in his mid 30s.  Details about the American television newsman and producer Licht have not been disclosed but will be updated soon.

Chris Licht Education

Licht graduated from Syracuse University in 1993. On April 28, 2010, he was in a Cadillac Escalade on the way to a hotel in Washington, D.C.

Chris Licht Wife

Chris is married to Jenny, the year  in which they were married have not been disclosed. The couple have been blessed with two sons.

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Chris Licht  Career

Before joining the Late Show, Licht was the executive producer of CBS This Morning starting when the show launched in 2012, and vice president of programming at CBS News since 2011. Before joining CBS, he worked at MSNBC. At MSNBC, he was the founding executive producer of Morning Joe, which he and host Joe Scarborough helped create prior to its launch in 2007.

While in charge of CBS This Morning, he was credited with making the show unexpectedly successful, giving CBS its most competitive place in the morning show race in almost 30 years. This success occurred partly because Licht allowed the show’s co-hosts, and Norah O’Donnell, to talk freely about news events and about themselves.

A month after he was named executive producer and showrunner of the Late Show, the show saw its largest weekly audience since February 19 of that year. As executive producer, he focused on management issues that host Stephen Colbert had previously handled, as well as shortening the opening credits and adding a comedy sketch immediately before them.

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As it approaches 10 weeks in a row as the most-watched late night show the New York Times delves into what’s making CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert click with viewers. Ironically, much of the credit goes to Donald Trump and Colbert’s anti-Trump point of view. But the changes began a year ago when Chris Licht, who had relaunched CBS’s morning show, and co-created MSNBC’s Morning Joe, was named ep of The Late Show.

Licht and Colbert met for a three-hour drink and hit it off instantly. To make things work, Colbert had to cede his “control freak” nature, and Licht had to refrain from debating Colbert about “what’s funny.”

Chris Licht  Book

What I Learned When I Almost Died

Besides being a television newsman and producer he is also known for being a talented writer and an author of the book what I learned when I Almost Died His first book, which was  published in 2011.

Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced, demanding spot at the helm of MSNBC’s Morning Joe one of the most popular shows on cable TV.

He had become a real-life Jerry Maguire: hard-charging, obsessively competitive, and willing to sacrifice anything to get it done. He felt invincible. Then one day Chris heard a pop in his head, followed by a whoosh of blood and crippling pain. Doctors at the ER said he had suffered a near-deadly brain hemorrhage. Chris’s life had almost been cut short, and he had eight long days in a hospital bed to think about it.

What I Learned When I Almost Died tells the story of what happened next.

Chris Licht Net Worth

The American television newsman and producer Litch has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. He has an estimated net worth of $18 Million as of 2019.

Chris Licht Awards

As CBS This Morning’s executive producer, he was co-nominated for three Emmy Awards in 2015: one for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, one for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, and one for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

The following year, Licht was awarded News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview.

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