Chris Wallace Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Christopher Wallace was born on 12 October 1947, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Jewish descent. Chris is a journalist and anchor, best known for being the host of the program “Fox News Sunday”. He’s been with Fox News Channel for more than a decade, and won numerous awards. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Chris Wallace? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. He reportedly earns around $1 million a year as part of Fox News, and he also works on the channel’s other shows. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

Chris Wallace Net Worth $6 million

Chris is the son of reporter Mike Wallace who’s best known for reporting in the show “60 Minutes”. His parents divorced when he was young, and he grew up with his stepfather Bill Leonard, and being exposed to political journalism which helped shape his future career orientation. He attended The Hotchkiss School, and after matriculating went to Harvard College, where he would have his first experience reporting for the school’s radio station. After graduating, he was accepted at Yale Law School, but opted to take a job with The Boston Globe, seeing as he wanted to pursue a career in television journalism.

In 1975 he started working for NBC, and stayed with the network for fourteen years, working first as a reporter for WNBC-TV, and then becoming a political correspondent for “NBC News”, followed by the job as the co-anchor of the “Today” show in 1982. He also worked as a moderator for “Meet the Press”, and anchored NBC “Nightly News”. His net worth was well established.

In 1989, he left NBC to become part of ABC; he worked as a senior correspondent for “Primetime Thursday” and at times hosted the show “Nightline”. One of his most notable works was reporting the Gulf War from Tel Aviv. He worked with ABC for another 14 years, before deciding to leave the company and move to Fox News Channel. He started hosting “Fox News Sunday” in 2003 replacing Tony Snow. He also does guest appearances for Fox’s other series and is an occasional voice on Boston’s WRKO. According to Wallace, working with Fox has helped him realize the bias that exists in mainstream press.

For his journalism work, he Chris received the Paul White Award in 2013 from the Radio Television Digital News Association. He’s also won three Emmy Awards and a Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award.

For his personal life, it is known that Chris married Elizabeth Farell in 1973 and they have four children. They eventually divorced, and he married Lorraine Smothers in 1997. Lorraine is the former wife of comedian Dick Smothers and she has two children from that marriage.

Aside from that, Chris is a registered Democrat though he has reportedly voted for candidates from both major parties. He is also part of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service Board of Selectors.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 12, 1947
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession:Television host
Education:The Hotchkiss School, Harvard University, Harvard College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lorraine Martin Smothers (m. 1997)
Children:Peter Wallace, Andrew Wallace, Margaret Wallace, Catherine Wallace
Parents:Norma Kaphan, Mike Wallace
Siblings:Peter Wallace
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Interesting Facts

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1Stepson of Mary Yates.
2Received a ticket for driving while talking on his cell phone, for an interview [June 15, 2012].
3His daughter was married to a Mexican artist in Mexico City [August 4, 2011].
4Chris has four children from a previous marriage and his wife, Lorraine Wallace, has two children from her previous marriage.
5Awarded a Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton and a Peabody Award.
6Received three Emmys for journalism.
7Favorite songs: "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys and Jay Z; "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum; "Getting Better" by The Beatles; "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon; "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky.
8His third child, a boy named James Christopher Wallace, was born on March 9, 2010. He joins brother, William, and sister, Caroline.
9Longtime friend of Walter Cronkite. First met Cronkite when Chris was 8-years-old. Chris was hired, at age 16, as an assistant to Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention.
10Attended Harvard University at the same time as Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones. First reported news on-air for WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard College.
11Although accepted at Harvard Law School, he instead took a job with the Boston Globe.
12Joined Fox News Channel in 2003.
13His parents divorced when he was one-year-old and he grew up with his stepfather, Bill Leonard. He only developed a relationship with his biological father when he reached the age of 14.
14His older brother, Peter, died climbing a mountain in Greece in 1961.
15Got his dog, Winston (named for Winston Churchill), in 2002. Had to put him to sleep in December 2012.
16Son of Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strong Kids, Safe Kids1984Video documentary short performer: "Strong Kids, Safe Kids" / writer: "Strong Kids, Safe Kids"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Booknotes2004TV SeriesHimself
ABC News Nightline2002TV SeriesHimself - Substitute Anchor
Mike Wallace Remembers1997TV MovieHimself
Primetime1989-1992TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Correspondent (segment "American Hostages")
Today1982TV SeriesHimself
20/201978TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (1998-2003)
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt1970TV SeriesHimself - Chief White House Correspondent (1983-1989)
Meet the Press1947TV SeriesHimself - Moderator (1987-1988)
Fox News Sunday2006-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Moderator / Power Player of the Week / ...
Special Report with Bret Baier2012-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest Anchor / Himself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Fox and Friends2012-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday / Himself - Fox News Debate Moderator
America's Election HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Outnumbered2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday
2016 Presidential Debates2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Moderator
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Host of Fox News Sunday
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
America's Newsroom2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Debate2016TV SpecialHimself
Imus in the Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Shepard Smith Reporting2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Happening Now2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Fox News Sunday
Fox Files2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHimsel f - Fox New Sunday Host / Himself - Fox New Sunday Host / Himself - Fox News Sunday Host
Jeopardy!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Studio B2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself
America Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Republican Presidential Debate2011TV MovieHimself - Moderator
The Day: 1984 Firecracker 4002011TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Porked: Earmarks for Profit2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Charlie Rose2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Media Buzz2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - NBC News
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Reporting2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Fox News Sunday / Himself - Fox News Debate Moderator
Above the Fray: The Lessons of Dukakis '882014Documentary shortHimself
Imus in the Morning2013TV SeriesHimself
Crossfire2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
How to Survive a Plague2012DocumentaryHimself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of Fox News Sunday / Himself
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

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