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Chris Wallace Wiki
Chris Wallace is an American television anchor and political commentator who is the host of the Fox News Sunday.
Chris Wallace Biography
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.
Since 2003 Wallace has been with Fox News. 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 Fox News
Wallace left ABC in 2003 to join Fox News. He began hosting Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2003 after replacing Tony Snow and is an occasional guest on the Howie Carr Show on Boston’s WRKO Fox News Sunday is a Sunday morning news/talk show on the Fox Broadcasting Company since 1996. It is the only regularly scheduled syndicated news program on the Fox broadcast network.
Wallace stated that in the past his work at Fox opened his eyes to what cite as bias in the mainstream press, he also stated that Fox News wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media. That’s why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they’ve gotten it for years – the so-called bias in the objective press.
Chris Wallace Age
Wallace was born on October 12, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.
Chris Wallace Family
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. Wallace’s parents divorced when he was one year old. He was brought up in a home with his mother and his stepfather, former CBS News President Bill Leonard.
Wallace did not develop a relationship with his biological father until the age of 14. Leonard his stepfather 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 build a relationship with his father in his teens, after his older brother Peter died in 1962 climbing a mountain in Greece.
Chris Wallace Wife
In 1973, Wallace married his first wife Elizabeth Farrell. The couple has four children: Peter, Megan, Andrew, and Catherine. later in 1997, he married Lorraine Smothers (née Martin) (b. 1959), who was the former wife of comedian Dick Smothers. He has two children from her marriage to Smothers: Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.
Chris Wallace Children
Wallace is a father to six; 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 to 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 Jewish
Chris 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 Height
He is 5ft 10in tall.
Chris Wallace Moderator
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.”
Chris Wallace Political Affiliation
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 Net worth
Wallace salary at Fox News Channel is estimated to be around $1 million. His current net worth is $6 million.