Chris Wallace Fox Bio, Age, Wife, Height, Salary and Net Worth

Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace Biography

Chris Wallace is a well-known broadcast journalist in the United States. Because of his reputation for conducting challenging and all-encompassing interviews, he is frequently likened to his father, Mike Wallace, a journalist who worked for 60 Minutes. During the course of his half-century-long career in journalism, he has worked as a correspondent, moderator, or anchor for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and CNN, respectively.

Wallace has been with Fox News since 2003. As a previous moderator of Meet the Press on NBC, he is the only person to date to have served as host/moderator of more than one of the major American Sunday morning political talk shows.

Chris Wallace Age

He was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, IL. He is 75 years old.

Chris Wallace Family

Wallace was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Mike Wallace, a longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter, and Norma Kaphan. He is Jewish and both his parents were Jewish. Wallace’s parents divorced when he was one.

He was brought up in a home with his mother and his stepfather, former CBS News President Bill Leonard. Wallace didn’t develop a relationship with his biological father until the age of 14. Leonard his step-father gave him early exposure to political journalism, hiring him as an assistant to Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention.

Chris Wallace Father

Chris has stated that despite his blood relationship with his father Mike who had married his mother and had a divorce when he was one year old, his stepfather Bill Leonard who married his mother had far more of an influence on his life. He said that Leonard was “the single most important person in my life.” Wallace first builds a relationship with his father in his teens, after his older brother Peter died in 1962 while climbing a mountain in Greece.

Chris Wallace Wife

Wallace married his first wife Elizabeth Farrell in 1973.  The couple is blessed with 4 children: Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine. later in 1997, he married Lorraine Smothers (née Martin) who was the former wife of comedian Dick Smothers. He has 2 kids from her marriage to Smothers: Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.

Chris Wallace Children

Wallace is a father to 6 children; Peter, Megan, Catherine, Andrew, Sarah, and Remick., some of whom have kids of their own. To learn about his thoughts on fatherhood, he was presented with a Fatherly Questionnaire. In the questionnaire, he discusses his proudest moment as a father, his lack of culinary skills, and his affinity for talking trash with his kids during mini golf games.

Chris Wallace Fox News

After another 14 years at ABC, Wallace left in 2003 to join Fox News. Wallace started hosting Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2003 after replacing Tony Snow.

Wallace along with Shepard Smith gained a reputation at FOX for their reputable status as journalists on the network. In an interview with The Chicago Tribune, Howard Kurtz wrote, “Fox seems to be inching toward more conventional journalism.

” When asked about his political opinions, Wallace stated, “But I vote for the person, and I’ve voted for Republicans and Democrats and independents over the course of my life.

I feel very strongly that you try not to let that affect the way you report the news.” Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes called Wallace “one of the best interviewers in the business. … I have no idea what he thinks personally, but he asks tough questions of everybody.”

Throughout his 15 years at FOX, Wallace has participated in coverage of nearly every major political event and has also secured several high-profile interviews with dignitaries and U.S leaders. In February 2009, He secured Fox’s first interview with President Barack Obama. In 2017, he interviewed President Donald Trump for his first interview since being elected.

Chris Wallace Author

In June 2020, Wallace published his first book, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World, with Mitch Weiss. The book received positive reviews and spent multiple weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Chris Wallace Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for the third time Wednesday night, but it was moderator Wallace’s first time in the hot seat.  The Commission on Presidential Debates selected Wallace as moderator of the third presidential debate, held on October 19, 2016, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

This was his first time the anchor of Fox News had moderated a general election presidential debate. After he was appointed Wallace controversially said, “it’s not my job” to fact-check candidates, but that it was the job of the opposing candidate.

Though after the debate, Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post said that despite her strong disapproval of other Fox News commentators, “No one could watch the final debate and deny that Chris Wallace is among the best in the business.”

Colleagues of Fox News anchor Chris Wallace defended him as President Trump lashed out at the journalist for being critical of his administration. On Sunday of 12th April 2020, Trump aired his grievances against Wallace’s coverage, calling him a “Mike Wallace wannabe,” invoking the Fox News anchor’s late father, who was also a prominent journalist. Jedediah Bila, a host at the network, said Wallace “is doing his job.”

“Enough with the 3rd-grade name-calling,” Bila, who is recovering from the coronavirus, tweeted. “The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop. Seriously. Enough.”

Fox News contributor Guy Benson said Wallace “is tough and fair.” “He’s the best Sunday show host of his time, and perhaps of all time,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume added. Wallace responded to past criticism from Trump by citing the president’s relationship with his own father.

“He often likes to say about me, ‘You know, I was covered by Mike Wallace, I liked him much more,’” the Fox News anchor said last year. “To which my reaction is always: One of us has a daddy problem, and it’s not me.”

Chris Wallace Journalist

He began his network journalism career with NBC in 1975, where he stayed for 14 years as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City. He then transferred to NBC’s Washington bureau as a political correspondent for NBC News, and later served as Washington co-anchor and newsreader for the Today show in1982.

Wallace has served as chief White House correspondent from 1982 to 1989 anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News in 1982 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1987, and also a moderator of Meet the Press from 1987 to 1988.

In 1989 Wallace left NBC for ABC. At ABC News, He was the senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and occasionally hosted Nightline. In 1991 during the first Gulf War, he reported from Tel Aviv on the Iraqi Scud missiles attacks.

During that time, the Israeli government did not want to advertise where the Scuds landed, in order to prevent the Iraqis from making adjustments to their launchers.

In an episode of Nightline, Wallace started describing the location in Tel Aviv where a Scud missile landed. Ted Koppel the Nightline host cut him off and asked him to point to a general area rather than give a specific location.
He worked there for 14 years and in 2003 he left ABC to join Fox News.

Chris Wallace Kellyanne Conway

Chris pushed back against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s claims that Donald Trump had done nothing wrong in his interactions with Ukraine–pointing out that multiple top officials, who were appointed by the president’s administration, had asserted that there was a “quid pro quo” involved with his pressure campaign against the eastern European nation.

Kellyanne Conway a White House counselor faced a heated interview with FOX News Channel’s Chris Wallace Sunday morning November 3, 2019, facing a barrage of questions about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

“The full House did not vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry. Just Democrats did,” Conway noted at the top of the interview. “This is not as Nancy Pelosi promised it would be — overwhelmingly bipartisan.”

We’ve seen different people going up there and testifying,” Conway said. “What we haven’t seen is the fullness of the eight or 10 hours each of them has spent testifying… I guess Adam Schiff’s growing mushrooms in the dark in his secret process, which is unfortunate because you cannot put that toothpaste back in the tube. You can not cure what has been a flawed process from the beginning.”

“Top foreign policy officials to this president have all testified about repeated instances where they saw the support for Ukraine dependent on Ukraine investigating the Bidens,” Wallace asked. “Isn’t that the definition of a quid pro quo?”

“The fact is Ukraine has that aid, they’re using that aid as we sit here,” Conway replied. “You’re missing the point,” Wallace protested. “The aid was withheld until–” Conway cut in to state: “The Ukrainian president says he has no idea the aid was withheld.”

Chris Wallace Jewish

Chris Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois, he is the son of longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. He is Jewish and both his parents were Jewish.

Chris Wallace A Democrat

The Washington Post on October 11, 2006, reported that Wallace had been a registered Democrat for more than two decades. He explained his party affiliation in terms of pragmatism, saying that being a Democrat is the only feasible means of participating in the political process in heavily Democratic Washington, DC. Wallace maintained that he had voted for candidates from both major parties in the past

Chris Wallace Jake Tapper

Chris dinged CNN anchor Jake Tapper in a 2017 email to Trump officials, according to a new report, ridiculing his questioning in an interview with Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as “fake news.” The email obtained by the Hollywood Reporter via an FOIA request features Chris asking a Treasury spokesman about Tapper’s interview after seeing a transcript of it.

“Is this right?” Chris asked the Treasury spox, Tony Sayegh. “Was the first question Tapper asked the secretary about the special counsel?”

“That is correct,” Sayegh replied.

“As much as I hate the expression ‘fake news’ — this is a perfect example of it — especially on the week the country gets a massive overhaul of the tax code,” Wallace said. Former Trump aide Hope Hicks and another White House aide are copied on the email, per the Hollywood Reporter.

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