Chris Wallace Biography

Updated On Jun 11, 2019 Published On Mar 24, 2016
Facts of Chris Wallace
Date of Birth: 1947 , October-12
Birth Nation: United States
Name Chris Wallace
Birth Name Christopher W. "Chris" Wallace
Nick Name Mr. Sunday
Father Mike Wallace (father) Bill Leonard (stepfather)
Mother Norma Kaphan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Journalist
Working For Fox News Channel
Net Worth $12 million
Salary $4 million
Married Yes
Married to Elizabeth Jane Farrell (m. 1973) Lorraine (Martin) Smothers (m. 1997–present)
Children Peter, Megan, Andrew, Catherine Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers
Divorce Elizabeth Jane Farrell
Education Harvard College
Awards Paul White Award
Siblings Peter Wallace
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The Award-winning broadcaster, Chris Wallace is a popular journalist and the host of the Fox News Channel program Fox News Sunday. He is also an anchor and a reporter. He is also famous for his work at Meet the Press.

Childhood and Educational Background, Family Life

The talented and enthusiastic, Chris Wallace was born as Christopher Wallace on 12 October 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America to parents mother Norma Kaphan and father Mike Wallace.

He was born in a Jewish family and was raised by his mother and his stepfather, Bill Leonard. He is of American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

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Relationship With First Wife

On 13th of May 1973, Wallace got married to his first wife Elizabeth Jane Farrell. As a husband and wife, they welcomed four children together; however, their married relationship didn't last for long and they eventually ended their married life with a divorce a few years after their wedding.

Marital Relationship With Lorraine Martin Smothers 

After his divorce with his first wife, Chris went on to have a dating affair with girlfriend Lorraine Martin Smothers and after having a romantic love affair for several months on 4th of October 1997, Wallace got married to her.

Lorraine Martin Smothers is the ex-wife of Dick Smothers. He is completely dedicated to her and there is no rumor of his extra affair or divorce.

Career in TV and Other Works

Wallace received his formal education from The Hotchkiss School. After his high school graduation, he joined Harvard College. While he was there, he made his reporting debut at the student radio station. He also appeared in the 1964 Republican National Convention as an assistant to Walter Cronkite.

In 1975, he joined NBC and began working as a reporter. He also worked there as a political correspondent and an anchor of several shows. He also studied at Yale Law School. In 1989, he joined ABC News and then one and a half decade later he became associated with Fox News Channel.

How Much is Chris Wallace Net Worth?

With his association with so many news channels, he has not only earned fame but also a huge salary. He had been earning an annual salary of $1 million and his net worth was estimated to be around $6 million back in 2016.

However, Chris Wallace's current net worth is estimated at a whopping $12 million. Likewise, he also has an increased salary of around $4 million. In just 2 years time, he has increased his salary by $3 million and doubled his total net worth. 

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Age, Height

Born on October 12, 1947, Chris is 71 years old in 2019. Likewise, his height is around 5 feet 10 inches.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

October 12 , 1947

Talented and enthusiastic, Chris Wallace was born as Christopher Wallace in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Norma Kaphan and Mike Wallace. He was born Jewish and was raised by his mother and his stepfather. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Appeared in 1964 Republican National Convention

1964

Wallace received his formal education from The Hotchkiss School. After his high school graduation, he joined Harvard College. While he was there he made his reporting debut at the student radio station. He also appeared in the 1964 Republican National Convention as an assistant to Walter Cronkite.

Married to Elizabeth Jane Farrell

May 13 , 1973

On 13th of May 1973, Wallace got married to his first wife Elizabeth Jane Farrell. As a husband and wife, they welcomed four children together; however, this married life was ended in a divorce some years later.

Married to Lorraine Martin Smothers

October 4 , 1997

On 4th of October 1997, Wallace got married for the second time in his life and that was with Lorraine Martin Smothers. Lorraine Martin Smothers is the ex wife of Dick Smothers. He is completely dedicated to her and there is no any rumor of his extra affairs.

His son James Christopher Wallace was born

March 9 , 2010

From his married life with Elizabeth Jane Farrell., they welcomed four children together. After this married life got dissolved, he got married to Lorraine Martin Smothers. They welcomed a son named James Christopher Wallace on 9th of March 2010. 

Joined NBC

1975

In the early 1970s, he was seen working at WBBM-TV. There he worked for several years and then in 1975 he joined NBC and began working as a reporter. He also worked there as a political correspondent and an anchor of several shows. 

Joined Fox News Channel

2003

Award winning broadcaster, Chris Wallace is a popular journalist and the host of the Fox News Channel program Fox News Sunday. He is also an anchor and a reporter. He is famous for being the host of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Won Paul White Award

2013

He has won several awards and honors in his life. He has been honored with Emmy Awards for three times in his life and he has also won Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award once. In 2013, he was also honored with Paul White Award.