In 2007, Chris got married to love of his life Kate Shaw. Kate Shaw is an assistant professor of law. She is working at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.
Chris was raised in New York City, New York. There he attended Hunter College High School. With the completion of his high school graduation from this high school, he joined Brown University. There he majored in philosophy. He finally earned his bachelor of arts from there in 2001. In 2006, he worked at The Nation Institute. He served them as a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow for about a year. Few years later, he became a senior editor at In These Times. He also worked at St. Augustine College as an adjunct professor of English. He began appearing in TV show since 2010. That year, he guest hosted The Rachel Maddow Show. Besides this show, he also served on a host of the shows like The Ed Show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, and so on. In 2012, he published his first book Twilight of the Elites: America after Meritocracy. His net worth is expected to be in millions.