Chris Licht Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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  1. What does Chris do for a living?
  2. Who are Chris’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Chris’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Chris married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Chris have any children?
  6. Where is Chris now?
  7. How tall is Chris?
  8. How much money does Chris earn?
  9. What is Chris’s net worth?

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Who is Chris Licht?

Christopher Andrew Licht abbreviated as Chris Licht is a well-known American television newsman and producer. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN since May 2022. He is prominently known as the showrunner and executive producer of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as well as CBS’s executive vice president of special programming. Moreover, he is notably known for having launched Morning Joe on MSNBC and the reboot of CBS This Morning.

How Old Is Chris Licht?

He is 51 years old as of December 2022, having been born on October 22, 1971, in Newtown, Connecticut, U.S. Chris shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; SSSSniperWolf, 21 Savage, Sora Simmons, Roddy Ricch, Haley Sharpe, and many more.

Chris Licht Family

Who are Chris Licht’s Parents?

He was born to Dr. Peter Licht (Father) and Susan Mary Kneeland (Mother).

Does Chris Licht have Siblings?

There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Chris Licht Education

He received his education at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science in 1993.

A Photo of Chris Licht
A Photo of Chris Licht

Chris Licht Marital Status

He is married to the love of his life Jenny Blanco (born on April 29, 1985) an actress, TV Host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. They married in 2006.

Chris Licht Kids

He and his wife Jenny have two sons. However, his sons’ names are not mentioned on the internet.

Chris Licht Career

He began his career in Los Angeles at KNBC around the time of the O.J. Simpson trial. Also, he worked with local NBC affiliates in LA and San Franciso markets. He then joined MSNBC in 2005 as the executive producer for Scarborough County And later was the founding executive producer of Morning Joe which he and host Joe Scarborough helped create before its launch in 2007. In 2011, he joined CBS and was named vice president of programming at CBS News. Chris was also the executive producer of CBS This Morning starting when the show launched in 2012 and later in 2016 joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

While in charge of CBS This Morning, he was credited with making the show unexpectedly successful as he gave CBS its most competitive place in the morning show race in almost 30 years. Nevertheless, the show occurred partly because he allowed the show’s hosts Gayle King, Charlie Rose, and Norah O’Donnell, to talk freely about news events and about themselves. Later after one month, he was named executive producer and showrunner of The Late Show, the show saw its largest weekly audience since February 19 of that year. As executive producer, he focused on managing the issues that host Stephen Colbert had previously handled as well as shortening the opening credits and adding a comedy sketch immediately before them.

A Career as CNN Chairman and CEO

In February 2022 after the abrupt resignation of CNN president Jeff Zucker, Chris was then named his successor on February 26, 2022. He sent a memo to all employees on his first day as chairman and CEO of CNN saying “Sadly too many people have lost trust in the news media. I think we can be a beacon in regaining that trust by being an organization that exemplifies the best characteristics in journalism: fearlessly speaking truth to power, challenging the status quo, questioning ‘group-think’, and educating viewers and readers with straightforward facts and insightful commentary, while always being respectful of differing viewpoints.

First and foremost, we should, and we will be advocates for truth”. However, he received criticism in late 2022 as CNN terminated the contracts of several long-time correspondents including Brian Steller, John Harwood, and Jeffrey Toobin. The Washington Post described the move “as the latest evidence of a shift to a less politically charged tone under new leader Chris Licht”.

Chris Licht Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.7m) and a weight of 75kg (165 lbs).

Chris Licht’s Salary and Net Worth

He has an estimated annual salary of $3 million and an approximate net worth of $15 million.