Chris Wallace | Biography

Posted On: 10 Jun, 2014


Chris Wallace | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 12, 1947
Age 71 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Television host
Wife/Spouse Lorraine Martin Smothers, Elizabeth Jane Farrell(div)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Yes
Net Worth $6 Million Dollars
Height Not Disclosed
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Seven Children

Christopher "Chris" Wallace was born on Illinois, Chicago, USA in October 12, 1947. His father was Mike Wallace who was a reporter and his mother was Norma Kaphan. When he was a year old, his parents got a divorce. Then his mother took custody of him and she later married Bill Leonard, who was at that time working with CBS news. Chris was given a boost towards journalism by his step father who encouraged him by assigning him works and also making him work for certain media related people. As a child, Chris went to The Hotchkiss School. After graduating from there, he went on to the Harvard College, graduating in political science. After his college was over, he started to work for WHRB, where he first reported a news at the college’s student radio center. Then, he took a job at The Boston Globe instead of studying at the Yale University. Before TBG, he worked for a short period of time at the WBBM-TV in Chicago.

He soon began his career with NBC in 1975, as a journalist and worked for them for 14 years. He worked with WNBC-TV in New York and then was transferred to Washington D.C as political communicator for NBC.  He also served as the chief correspondent for White House. In 1989, he started working for ABC after he resigned from NBC. There, he worked as a senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday. He currently works for fox news as a host in shows fox news Sunday.

Born in 1947, his age is currently 67 years old.

Chris was married to Elizabeth Farrell in 1973. The couple had four children, but later separated ending more than 20 years of marriage. Then in 1997, he was married for the second time to Lorraine Smothers, who was the wife of Dick Smothers. The couple hasn’t divorced till date.

There is a second Chris Wallace, who is a singer /songwriter as well as a producer. He used to be the main vocalist and front man of the pop-rock band The White Tie Affair. His first solo album Remember when push behind was released in the year 2002.

Chris Wallace the journalist has made a career as working for high budget news channels such as NBC, ABC, and Fox etc. As a reputed man, he has worked hard and given his best to all. As a result, he is well paid too. His annual salary is near about one million dollars, His estimated net worth is 6 million USD.

His official height is not released on the web. However, standing alongside some popular icons, he doesn’t look very short to many those who are tall. So I think he is somewhere around 6 feet tall, with a couple of inches more or less.

Chris has been socializing with his 60,000 plus fans and followers from different countries. He has been a popular man on twitter with all his news feeds and comments. He has posted more than 6 thousand tweets till date, which shows how active he is in using it.

There is a third Chris Wallace who is the general manager and vice president of basketball operation of the NBA basketball team Memphis Grizzlies. This Chris is from West Virginia, United States of America.  He has been managing the club since 18th of June, 2007.

To know about more about all of them, you can see their biography in Wikipedia.