American Broadcast Journalist: Chris Matthews Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Children

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Facts of Christopher John Matthews

Full Name:Christopher John Matthews
Age:75 years 4 months
Birth Date:December 17, 1945
Lucky Number:9
Lucky Stone:Turquoise
Lucky Color:Orange
Best Match for Marriage:Leo, Aquarius
Birth Place:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
Father's Name:Herb Matthews
Mother's Name:Mary Teresa
Marital Status:Married
Husband / Wife Name:Kathleen Matthews
Profession:Journalist, political Commentator, Host
Education:University of North Carolina
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Salary:$5 million
Net Worth:$20 million
Ethnicity:Scottish, Irish, English
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Blue
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Chris Matthews is an Amerian Broadcast journalist, Democratic political commentator, and host of MSNBC’s Hardball. Moreover, he is a presenter of an NBC program called The Chris Matthews Show.

He is famous for his blunt and outspoken ways of interviewing. He joined the United States Peace Corps as a young man and served for two years in Swaziland.

Where is Chris Matthews from? Father, Mother, Education

Chris was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S to Herb Matthews and his wife Mary Teresa. His birth name is Christopher John Matthews.

His father worked as a court reporter which instilled in him a love for reporting. He was very close to his grandfather, a Democratic Committeeman who encouraged the young boy’s interest in politics. He is an independent thinker and does not deem it necessary to singularly support anyone partisan view because of which he has been accused of being both too liberal and too conservative. Chris grew up along with his three brothers: Jim, Herb, and Bruce Matthews.

For education, he joined the La Salle College High School, a small Catholic high school, and then moved to the College of Holy Cross from where he graduated in 1967.

He studied economics at the University of North Carolina but dropped out in 1968.

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Professional Acting Career, Stage Acting

After dropping from the University, he tried running for Congress albeit unsuccessfully.

Then he served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser.

He wanted to start his career in politics and ran for the Congress representing northeastern Philadelphia. He lost and had to look for another job. Thereafter he joined the United States Capitol Police as an officer.

When Jimmy Carter became the president of the U.S., he became a speechwriter for him. Following this, he worked on the staff of the Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie. He became the chief of staff to Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill in 1981.

Chris Matthews
Caption: Chris Matthews (Source: Variety)

He joined print journalism after O’Neill’s retirement in 1987. He worked for ‘The San Francisco Examiner’ as a columnist the same year and worked there for the next 13 years till 2000. Moreover, Chris began working as the nationally syndicated columnist for ‘The San Francisco Chronicle’ for two years after this.

Chris is the writer of the book titled ‘Hardball: How Politics Is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game’. The book became the best-selling book and led to the creation of the highly successful television show, ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’.

In addition, he won the David Brinkley Awards for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 2004. He also won the prestigious Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in 2005

Also, he predicted that he had “just seen the first black president” when he met Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

Chris Matthews: Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of around $20 million USD and his salary is around $5 million.

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In the year 2005, Chris was criticized for his news reporting inaccuracies and received a “Misinformed of the Year” award.

Is Chris Matthews married? Wife, Children, Marriage

He is happily married to the award-winning news anchor Kathleen Matthews since 1980. Also, the couple is blessed with three children: Michael, Thomas, and caroline. His wife anchored News 7 on WJLA-TV.

Chris Matthews and his wife
Caption: Chris Matthews and his wife (Source: US News)

He suffers from diabetes and other health problems. He revealed that diabetes was Type 2 Diabetes. ‘

He was hospitalized in 2000 with malaria.

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How tall is Chris Matthews?

He has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and he has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Social Media

He has 50k followers on Instagram and around 942k followers on Twitter.

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