Chris Licht CNN, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, and Net Worth

Chris Licht Bio | Wiki

Chris Licht is a well-known American television newsman and producer. He has been working as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNN Worldwide since May 2022. Chris became the successor after the abrupt resignation of CNN president Jeff Zucker in February 2022.

Before, he worked as 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

He was born in Newtown, Connecticut, in the United States in October 1971. Chris is 50 years old.

Chris Licht Height

He is a man of average stature. Chris is 5 ft 7 in tall (Approx 1.7m).

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Chris Licht Family

He was born to his hardworking parents in Newtown, Connecticut, in the United States. Chris is the son of Susan Mary and Dr. Peter David Licht of Newtown. Moreover, he holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Chris Licht Wife

He is happily hitched to his loving wife Jenny Blanco. The pair exchanged their wedding vows in April 2006 at the L’Auberge Del Mar, in Del Mar, California. The two began dating while they both were on assignment at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Chris’s family reside in Manhattan with their two sons since 2017.

Further, on April 28, 2010, he had a near-fatal cerebral hemorrhage while he was in a Cadillac Escalade on the way to a hotel in Washington. Joe Biden the then vice-president and a survivor of an aneurysm himself, called Dr. Vivek Deshmukh to care for Chris. From his condition, he wrote a book about his experience What I Learned When I Almost Died.

Chris Licht Education

After graduating with his high school diploma, Chris enrolled at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science graduating in 1993. One of the TV news control rooms at Syracuse was named in his honor.

Chris Licht CNN

He has been working as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNN Worldwide since May 2022. Chris became the successor after the abrupt resignation of CNN president Jeff Zucker in February 2022. Prior to that, he worked as the showrunner and executive producer of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, as well as CBS’s executive vice president of special programming.

Moreover, Chris joined CBS in 2011 as the vice president of programming at CBS News. In 2016, he joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Previously, Chris worked as the executive producer for Scarborough Country at MSNBC in 2005. Further, he became the founding executive producer of Morning Joe, which he and host Joe Scarborough helped create before its launch in 2007.

His professional career kicked off at KNBC in Los Angeles during the time of the O.J. Simpson trial. Chris also worked with local NBC affiliates in LA and San Francisco markets. In addition, he has attained a Peabody Award and three Emmy Awards during his time as executive producer of CBS This Morning.

Chris Licht Salary

He receives satisfying pay working as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of CNN. Chris’s average salary is $102,100 annually.

Chris Licht Net Worth

He has worked as a professional television newsman and producer for over a decade and through his success, he has attained decent fortune. Chris’s net worth is $4.6 Million.

How Old Is Chris Licht

Chris is 50 years old born in Newtown, Connecticut, in the United States in October 1971.

Who Is Chris Licht

Chris is a 50-year-old well-known American television newsman and producer. He has been working as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of CNN Worldwide since May 2022. Chris became the successor after the abrupt resignation of CNN president Jeff Zucker in February 2022.