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Who is Chris Wallace?
Chris Wallace is an American journalist and television news anchor of the Fox News program Fox News Sunday. Wallace is known for his tough and wide-ranging interviews, for which he is often compared to his father, 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace.
As a teenager, Wallace became an assistant to Walter Cronkite during the 1964 Republican National Convention. After graduating from Harvard University, he worked as a national reporter for The Boston Globe where he was described by his boss as an “aggressive and ambitious reporter”. After seeing the impact television had on the news at the 1972 Republican National Convention, he focused on working on broadcast news, first at NBC (1975–1988) where he served as a White House correspondent alongside contemporaries CBS’s Lesley Stahl and ABC’s Sam Donaldson.
Wallace also worked as the anchor for NBC Nightly News and host of Meet the Press. He then worked for ABC, where he served as an anchor for Primetime Thursday and Nightline (1989–2003). Wallace is the only person to have served as host and moderator of more than one of the major U.S. political Sunday morning talk shows, which he did during his time at NBC. Since 2003, Wallace has hosted Fox News Sunday, where he has gained praise and acclaim for his interviews with politicians such as Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Chris Wallace’s Career
After another 14 years at ABC, Wallace left in 2003 to join Fox News. Wallace began hosting Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2003 after replacing Tony Snow. Wallace along with Shepard Smith gained a reputation at FOX for their reputable status as journalists on the network. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Howard Kurtz wrote, “Fox seems to be inching toward more conventional journalism.” When asked about his political opinions, Wallace stated, “Do I have political opinions? Absolutely. But I vote for the person, and I’ve voted for Republicans and Democrats and independents over the course of my life.
Throughout his 17 years at FOX, Wallace has participated in coverage of nearly every major political event and has also secured several high-profile interviews with dignitaries and U.S leaders. In February 2009, he secured Fox’s first interview with President Barack Obama. On March 3, 2016, Wallace joined Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly in moderating the 2016 Republican Party Presidential debate on Fox News. In 2017, he interviewed President Donald Trump for his first interview since being elected.
Covering of the Kavanaugh hearings
In September 2018, Wallace covered the Supreme Court hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, during which Kavanaugh was accused by multiple women including Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault. Wallace described Ford’s testimony as “extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible…nobody could listen to her deliver those words and talk about the assault and the impact it had had on his life, on her life, and not have your heart go out to her. She obviously was traumatized by an event.”
He also described the cross-examination format as “a disaster for the Republicans.” When Ford’s testimony was criticized by conservative pundits, Wallace discussed how his daughters had related their own previously undisclosed experiences. Wallace said that they “hadn’t told their parents, I don’t know if they told their friends. Certainly had never reported it to the police…But the point is that there are teenage girls who don’t tell stories to a lot of people, and then it comes up, and I don’t think we can disregard that, I don’t think we can disregard Christine Blasey Ford and the seriousness of this. I think that would be a big mistake.”
Covering of the Impeachment of Donald Trump
On January 27, 2020, Wallace got into a heated exchange with conservative pundit Katie Pavlich of TownHall.com on Fox News Sunday as to whether or not additional witnesses should be allowed to testify during the 2020 Impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate. Pavlich argued that Republicans should be allowed to deny Democrats the right to call witnesses during the trial citing the 1998 Investigation and Impeachment of Bill Clinton. Wallace objected stating, “So we just shouldn’t listen to what John Bolton has to say?”, elaborating, “To say in the Clinton investigation, these people who were interviewed by the House — one, they weren’t — and to say that it wasn’t done by the Justice Department… It wasn’t done because the Justice Department refused to carry out the investigation! Get your facts straight!”
Interview with Donald Trump (2020)
On July 19, 2020, Wallace sat down with President Donald Trump for a wide-ranging interview outside The White House. The interview gained widespread social media attraction and news attraction for its content. Wallace earned praise for holding Trump accountable and fact-checking him in real-time. In the midst of the ongoing nationwide Black Lives Matter protests over the killing of George Floyd, Wallace pressed Trump on his claim that Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee wanted to “defund and abolish” the police by replying “No, sir, he does not.” In reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallace also challenged Trump on his exaggerated claims concerning the mortality rate and testing for COVID-19.
2020 U.S. Presidential Election
On November 3rd, Wallace joined Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Dana Perino in Bret Baier and Martha McCallum’s Election night coverage of the Presidential election on Fox News. Wallace defended the networks decision to call Arizona for Biden over Trump under tremendous pressure from Trump and the Trump campaign. Later that night Trump prematurely declared victory in the election claiming, “frankly, we did win this election,” despite there having been too few results for either candidate to have won.
Trump also stated he wanted, ” “all the voting to stop”. Wallace on-air reacted to the President’s claim by stating, “This is an extremely flammable situation and the president just threw a match into it. He hasn’t won these states … the president doesn’t get to say he won states … there’s no question that all these states can continue to count votes.” Wallace further condemned Trump’s wanting to halt votes from being counted by saying that was “extremely irresponsible” and he didn’t think the courts would allow it.
How Old is Chris Wallace?
Wallace was born on October 12, 1947,Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is currently
Chris Wallace‘s Family
Who are Chris Wallace’s parents?
Wallace parents are longtime CBS 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. Wallace is Jewish; both his parents were Jewish. He was named Christopher because he was born on Columbus Day. His parents divorced when he was one year old; he grew up with his mother and stepfather Bill Leonard, President of CBS News.
Does Chris Wallace have siblings?
Wallace has a brother named Peter Wallace.
Chris Wallace‘s Education
Wallace attended the Hotchkiss School and Harvard College. He first reported news on-air for WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard.
Chris Wallace‘s wife
Wallace has been married twice. In 1973, he married Elizabeth Farrell, with whom he has four children: Peter (father of William, Caroline, and James), Megan (mother of Sabine and Livia), Andrew (father of Jack), and Catherine. In 1997, he married Lorraine Smothers (née Martin, born 1959), the former wife of Dick Smothers.
Chris Wallace‘s Children – Kids
Wallace has two children from her previous marriage: Sarah Smothers and Remick Smothers.
Chris Wallace’s Net Worth
Wallace has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Wallace stands at a height of 1.78 m.