Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace
Real Name/Full Name Christopher Wallace
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chris Wallace
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 October 1947
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father –  Mike Wallace
Mother – Norma Kaphan
Siblings: Peter Wallace
School: The Hotchkiss School
College: Harvard College
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Elizabeth Farrell (1973), Lorraine Martin Smothers (1997)
Kids/Children Name: James Christopher Wallace, Peter Wallace, Catherine Wallace, Andrew Wallace, Margaret Wallace, and Caroline Wallace
Profession: Television anchor and political commentator
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: June 2024

The moment you realize what you are wired to do in life, there is nothing that will be able to push you out of the path to your destiny. No matter how bad things get and the tough challenges you face on the way, you will still be strong enough to go through it all. This is the secret that Chris Wallace learnt and for that reason, he decided to focus more on his career as a television news anchor and journalist and give more than the rest. It is this decision that has made him the celebrity he is today.

Well, how well do you know about Chris Wallace? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chris Wallace’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chris Wallace to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 12th of October in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois where Chris Wallace was born and he was named Christopher W. Wallace. Chris celebrates his birthday on Columbus Day and therefore, his parents decided to name him Christopher. His father Mike Wallace is a “60 minutes” journalist however, during his childhood, his father was an absentee father.

This is because Mike and Norman Kapha divorced when Chris was only one year old. His mother remarried to Bill Leonard who was the President of CBS News. Chris only got a chance of spending time with his real father when he was a teenager.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chris Wallace in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chris Wallace’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 12 October 1947. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Wallace is an educated man and this is the reason why he has come the far he is today. For his early years in school, he studied at The Hotchkiss School. After graduating from high school, he joined Harvard University and it is at the university where his broadcasting career kicked off. He received an offer from Yale Law School but he turned down this offer because he wanted to focus on his career as a journalist.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chris Wallace With Wife Lorraine Martin Smothers
Chris Wallace With Wife Lorraine Martin Smothers

Wallace has been married twice. His first marriage was with ‘Elizabeth Farrell’ in May 1973. The couple was blessed with four kids named Margaret, Peter, Andrew, and Catherine. However, their marriage didn’t work out so well, and therefore, they divorced after some time. He got married to his second wife named Lorraine Martin. The two got married in October 1997 and together they have three kids named William, James and Caroline.

Is Chris Wallace Gay?

When it comes to Chris’ sexual orientation, we can comfortably say that he is not gay. He has been married twice and in both instances, he was married to women. This simply means he only has eyes for women.

Professional Career

After he graduated from college, he thought of upgrading his studies and had therefore applied at Yale Law School. Although he was accepted, he got an opportunity of working at The Boston Globe as a national reporter, and immediately he decided to take the opportunity. He gave his best at the Boston Globe and his boss was very proud of him. He always referred to him as an “ambitious and aggressive reporter”. He was not only aggressive, but he was also very observant, and after he realized that most television reporters were not very keen with their work, he decided to focus more on broadcast TV news.

His journalist career was started at NBC in 1975. He served NBC for 14 good years, and he worked as a reporter with a TV company known as WNBC which was located in New York City. He later went back to NBC News but this time, his work was a political correspondent before becoming a co-anchor and newsreader in Washington for the Today Shor. He was then working with Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel in 1982. Since then, he was worked for many other TV houses and wherever he goes, he makes sure that he gives his best and leaves a legacy.


Being in a single career for so many years, simply means you has a golden opportunity of perfecting your skills. Wallace took advantage of this and this has won him several awards and accolades. Some of these include: The National Press Foundation Award in 2011, in 2013, he received The Paul White lifetime achievement among many others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Wallace in 2024

Chris Wallace Net Worth
Chris Wallace Net Worth

Apart from the awards and fame he has achieved over the years, he has also made earned a great fortune from the same. His salary is $7 million while his net worth has now accumulated to $30 million as of 2024. All the money he has earned has been from his career in the media industry.

Being in the same industry for more than 3 decades and still standing out among the best and most sort-after is not an easy task. You have to always ensure that you are at the top of your game. It is also very important to ensure that you are up to date with the changes happening in your particular department especially in matters of technology.


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