During the 2016’s presidential campaign, the one host that caught our attention is Lorraine Martin Smothers’ husband Chris Wallace. He is the first host of Fox News to ever handle a presidential debate as a host. The 69-year-old journalist is a renowned face of Fox News as he has been working with the channel since 2003.
He has worked with other top news agencies including NBC and ABC. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million and he earns $1 million each year from Fox as his salary. Here’s what you need to know regarding Chris Wallace’s career and awards:
Wallace was born to a reporter’s family. His biological dad, Mike Wallace, was a CBS 60 Minutes reporter, while his step dad is former CBS News President, Bill Leonard. Because of his step-dad, Wallace got the opportunity to work as Walter Cronkite’s assistant during the 1964 Republican National Convention.
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The Harvard college graduate’s first on-air news was with WHRB, Harvard’s student radio station. In the early 70s, he worked for CBS’s Chicago station WBBM-TV.
In 1975, Wallace joined NBC as WNBC-TV’s reporter. Later, he became NBC News’ political correspondent. In 1982, he appeared as Today show’s co-anchor. From 1982 to 1989, he worked as major White House correspondent. He became the Meet the Press moderator in 1987 for a year.
Chris Wallace on the final debate and presidential election:
Besides, he also appeared on NBC Nightly News on Sundays.
In 1989, he joined ABC after quitting NBC. While he was on ABC, he hosted various shows and reported major events. However, he quit the channel in 2003 to join Fox News Channel where he became permanent.
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In 2003, he began hosting his very own show named ‘Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace’ in FNC. He became the moderator of the third presidential debate. His work in the Fox News is seen and praised by many. He is respected by a lot of his colleagues.
Wallace has been the recipient of three Emmy Awards. He has also bagged the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award.
Apart from that, he won Paul White Award by Radio Television Digital News Association in 2013.
The journalist is happily married to his wife Lorraine Martin Smothers. They live together in their Washington DC mansion. It is 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house which covers an area of 4,809 square ft.
Chris Wallace with wife Lorraine Martin Smothers
Chris Wallace career is quite interesting. Since he has worked with such top news channel, there’s no doubt regarding his high net worth and salary. We hope he finds more success and happiness in coming days.