Christopher W. Wallace was born on October 12, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. Because he was born on Columbus Day, he was given the name Christopher.
Chris Wallace received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, where he began his career as a broadcaster, covering the news on the school radio station.
After graduating from high school, he turned down Yale Law School in order to pursue a career in journalism, eventually landing a job with The Boston Globe.
He then started working for a Chicago television station before being recruited as a correspondent by NBC in 1975.
For 14 years, he worked as a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York before becoming a political correspondent for NBC News and then the Washington co-anchor for “Today” in the early 1980s. Over the course of his 14-year stint with ABC, he went on to headline a number of shows.
Chris Wallace Net Worth
The 75-year-old television anchor has a net worth of $25 million dollars.
Chris Wallace Family, Wife, And Children
He is the biological son of “60 Minutes” journalist Mike Wallace, with whom he had minimal contact as a child and finally reconnected when Chris was a teenager.
When he was a year old, his parents divorced. Chris spent his childhood years with his mother, Norma, and her new spouse, CBS News President Bill Leonard.
Chris has had two marriages. His first marriage, in 1973, to Elizabeth Farrell resulted in four children. Since 1997, Chris has been married to Lorraine Martin Smothers. Dick Smothers, a comedian/singer/actor, was Lorraine’s previous spouse (of the Smothers Brothers).