Chris Wallace Bio, Wiki
Chris Wallace (Full name: Christopher W. Wallace) is a popular American journalist, television presenter, and author. Currently, he works at Fox News as the news anchor of the Fox News Sunday program. Wallace is the only one to have served as a host and moderator of more than one of the major US Sunday morning political talk shows, which he did during his time at NBC. He is set to moderate the first presidential debate 2020, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.
He has been in the journalism industry for more than four decades now. Wallace has interviewed political big wigs including President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. Wallace has won a Peabody Award, three Emmy Awards, the DuPont–Columbia Silver Baton Award, and a Paul White lifetime achievement award. He was the first anchor from Fox News ever to moderate a presidential debate where he received strong reviews
Chris Wallace Age
He was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Wallace is 72 years old.
Chris Wallace Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Wallace stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (Approx. 1.78 m).
Chris Wallace Family
He was brought up by his mother Norma Kephan and stepfather Bill Leonard who gave him early exposure to political journalism, hiring him as an assistant to Walter Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention. Wallace was born on Columbus Day and was therefore named Christopher. His parents divorced when he was one year old. Wallace had an older brother named Peter who died in a mountain climbing accident in Greece in 1962.
Chris Wallace Father, Mike Wallace
Wallace was born to Mike Wallace, a longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter, and his wife Norma Kaphan in Chicago, Illinois. Both of his parents were Jewish, therefore, Wallace is Jewish. Sadly, his parents divorced when Wallace was only one year old. He did not develop a relationship with his biological father Mike until the age of 14. Wallace has said that his stepfather, Bill Leonard was the single most important person in his life despite his blood ties with Mike his biological father.
Chris Wallace Wife | House
Wallace married his first wife Elizabeth Farrell in 1973 and they were blessed with four children Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine. In 1997 he married his second and current wife Lorraine Martin Smothers who is the former wife of Dick Smothers. Wallace is a stepfather to Lorraine’s two children from her previous marriage: Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers. Wallace and his wife live in Washington in a 3-bed, 5-bath, 4,809 sq ft house that was built in 1929.
Chris Wallace Children
Wallace is a proud father of six children namely Peter Wallace, Megan Wallace, Andrew Wallace, Catherine Wallace, Sarah Smothers, and Remick Smothers. Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine are from his first marriage to Elizabeth Farrell. Sarah and Remick are his second wife’s children from her past marriage to Dick Smothers.
Chris Wallace Grandchildren
Apart from being the father of many children, Wallace is also a granddad. He has six grandchildren; William, Caroline, and James (through his son Peter), Sabine and Livia (through his daughter Megan, and Jack (through his son Andrew).
Chris Wallace Education
He went to the Hotchkiss School before proceeding to join Harvard College where he reported for the student radio, WHRB. Wallace memorably covered the 1969 student occupation of University Hall during which he was detained by Cambridge police.
Chris Wallace Presidential Debate 2020
Wallace will moderate the 2020 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden to be held at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. The debate will be the first of three to be held before the election on November 3, 2020.
The topics to be discussed in the debate, chosen by Wallace himself, will discuss almost every aspect like Trump’s and Biden’s records, especially tax records. On the table also there will be the recent Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Covid-19 response, racial protests, and the economy among others including the election’s integrity.
However, according to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., co-chair, The Commission on Presidential Debates, Wallace will not be tasked with fact-checking the candidates in real-time. Therefore, fact-checking may be left to political commentators after the debate.
The second debate will be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully while the third and final debate will be moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker. The presidential debate moderators were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates on September 2, 2020. Susan Page will moderate the vice-presidential debate between vice president Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on October 7, 2020.
Chris Wallace Political Party | Democrat
The Washington Post reported on October 11, 2006, that Wallace had been a registered Democrat for more than two decades. Pressed to explain this affiliation to the Democratic party, he described it as pragmatic and as the only feasible means to participate in the political process in the predominantly Democratic Washington, DC. Wallace further disclosed that he had voted for both Democrat and Republican candidates in the past.
Chris Wallace NBC
He started his journalism career in 1975 with NBC for 14 years as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City. Wallace worked for the Chicago station WBBM-TV, which was owned and operated by CBS early 1970s. From 1982 to 1989, he worked as an anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News and served as chief in white house correspondent. Wallace left NBC in 1989 for ABC and worked with them for 14 years.
Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday
He joined Fox News in 2003 after replacing Tony Snow. Wallace participated in coverage of major political events and interviews with US leaders. While at Fox News, he had his first interview with President Barack Obama. He also interviewed President Donald Trump in 2017 in his first interview since being elected.
Wallace joined Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly in moderating the 2016 Republican Party Presidential debate on Fox News on March 3, 2016. Wallace was selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the October 19, 2016, presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2018 where he questioned him about his political opponents ending up dead. Wallace’s interviews earned him a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Interview.
He covered the Supreme Court hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, during which Kavanaugh was accused by multiple women including Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault in September 2018. Wallace got into a heated exchange with conservative pundit Katie Pavlich of TownHall.com on Fox News Sunday as to whether or not additional witnesses should be allowed to testify during the 2020 impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate.
Chris Wallace Fox News Trump
Wallace interviewed President Donald Trump outside the White Houses which earned him praise from critics. The interview attracted more than five million viewers. Wallace was praised for holding Trump accountable and fact-checking his replies in real-time.
Wallace challenged Trump on his exaggerated claims concerning the mortality rate and testing for COVID-19. When confronted by the statistics, the President’s awkwardness during the interview was apparent. Meghan McCain stated on The View that, “it was the first time I’ve really seen President Trump squirm”.
Chris Wallace Book
Wallace in collaboration with Mitch Weiss published his first book in June 2020, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World. The book spent multiple weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list and received positive reviews.
Chris Wallace Glasses
Wallace wears a pair of spectacles that have become nearly as famous as the owner. They are all-black, solid frame construction, and completely wrap-around his eyes for maximum protection. Other details like their price and if they were custom made for Wallace are unclear.
Chris Wallace Salary
Wallace is a veteran news anchor and moderator. He has been in the journalism industry for more than four decades. Wallace receives a fat salary of $4 million per year.
Chris Wallace Net Worth
Having enjoyed a four-decade-long illustrious career on the tv screens, there is no doubt that Wallace has accumulated a huge fortune over the years. Wallace’s net worth is $12 million.
How old is Chris Wallace
He is 72 years old. Wallace was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.
Is Chris Wallace a Democrat
The Washington Post reported on October 11, 2006, that Wallace had been a registered Democrat for more than two decades. It is unclear whether Wallace is still a member of the Democratic Party.
Is Chris Wallace Mike Wallace’s son
Yes. His father was a veteran longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter, Mike Wallace.