Chris Matthews Biography – Chris Matthews Wiki
Chris Matthews is a former American political commentator and author. He is a retired talk show host and hosted his weeknight hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, on America’s Talking and later on MSNBC, from 1997 until March 2, 2020, when he announced on his final show that he was retiring following an accusation that he had made inappropriate comments to a Hardball guest four years earlier. On his final show, he stated that “The younger generation’s out there ready to take the reins. We see them in politics, in media, in fighting for their causes. They’re improving the workplace.” Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended La Salle College High School. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967. He also did graduate work in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser. He holds 34 honorary degrees from numerous universities and colleges.
Matthews served on the staffs of four Democratic members of Congress, including Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie. In 1974, Matthews mounted an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he received about 24% of the vote in the primary. Matthews was a presidential speechwriter during the Carter Administration and later worked for six years as Chief of Staff to longtime Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O’Neill, playing a direct role in many key political battles with the Reagan Administration.
He worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his research in the National Archives produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews covered American presidential election campaigns from 1988 until his retirement. He has written some of the best selling books.
Chris Matthews Age
He was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Chris Matthews Family
He is the son of Herb Matthews and Mary Teresa. Matthews’s father was a Protestant of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry, and his mother was from an Irish Catholic family, He and his siblings were raised in the Catholic faith. He has four brothers called Jim Matthews Bruce Matthews, Charlie Matthews, and Herb Matthews.
Chris Matthews Wife
Matthews has been married to her wife Kathleen Matthews. His wife was a news anchor at WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., before accepting a position as an executive vice president with Marriott International. The couple has three children Michael, Thomas, and Caroline.
Chris Matthews Salary
He is estimated to earn more than $5 million a year.
Chris Matthews Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $16 million.