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Chris Matthews

Manish Published On Sat Nov 23 2019   Modified On Tue Dec 03 2019
Chris Matthews

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Full NameChris Matthews
First NameChris
Last NameMatthews
Birth NameChristopher John Matthews
ProfessionNews anchor, political commentator
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed (Italian-Scottish-Irish)
Birth CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameHerb Matthews
Father ProfessionCourt Reporter
Mother NameMary Teresa
Mother ProfessionHomemaker
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeSagittarius
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKathleen Matthews
No Of ChildrenMichael Kerry Matthews (born in 1983), Thomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews
AwardsThe Pennsylvania Society's Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement (2005),Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia,David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism,John F. Kennedy Memorial Award,Top O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award (2016)
FilmographyThe Campaign (2012),Dave (1993),State of Play (2009)
EducationLa Salle College High School, University of North Carolina - College of the Holy Cross, Majoring in Economics, Harvard University's Institute of Politics, 34 Honorary Degree - The Ohio State University, Washington University, Howard University, College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Villanova University, La Salle University, Temple University, University of Rochester, Suffolk, New England School of Law, Roosevelt University, St. Joseph's University, Old Dominion University, Hunter College, Lynn University, Stetson, University of South Carolina, Washington College, Quinnipiac University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, University of Scranton, Drexel University, Washington and Jefferson, St. Leo University, Niagara University, Loyola College, Fontbonne College, Beaver College, Chestnut Hill, Anna Maria Institute
ReligionChristian
Height191 cm
Twitter Profile
Wiki Profile
Date of BirthDecember 17,1945
Age73 years
Married DateJune 21,1980
Networth
Year2019
Amount$16 Million
Currencyusd
Salary
Amount$5 million
Currencyusd
Year2019

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    Body and Relation Status of Chris Matthews

    What is Chris Matthews marital status ?Married
    How many children does Chris Matthews have ?Michael Kerry Matthews (born in 1983), Thomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews
    Who is Chris Matthews married with?Kathleen Matthews
    When was Chris Matthews married?1980
    What is the height of Chris Matthews?191 cm
    What is the weight of Chris Matthews?kg

    The recipient of several prestigious awards, American analyst, Chris Matthews is known for his political views and condemnation of strategies for the presidential campaigns. He is the host of the news talk-show, Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC network. He frequently appears as a contributor in many TV shows like Morning Joe and The Daily Show.

    Chris was born as Christopher John Matthews on 17th December 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to Mary Teresa Shields, a homemaker and Herb Matthews, a court reporter. Born into a Roman Catholic family, he hails from Scottish-Irish heritage. Besides, he is a happily married man.

    Chris & Kathleen Matthews' Married Life

    The 73-year-old commentator, Chris is already committed to an award-winning news reporter, Kathleen Matthews. The pair's wedding was an intimate ceremony, attended by their close ones on 21st June 1980.

    Chris Matthews and his wife, Kathleen at the TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2007
    Photo: TV host, Chris Matthews with wife, Kathleen at Lincoln Center, New York in May 2007. 
    Source: Getty Images

    During the time of their marriage, the bride, Kathleen was 27, and on the other side, the groom was 35 years old. Despite their age-gap, there is no problem, and the couple is living cheerful moments since 39 years.

    Shares Three Children

    The married couple is blessed with three adorable kids. Their older child, Michael Kerry Matthews (born in 1983), is married to his college sweetheart, Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll, on 21st March 2010, at the Charleston’s French Protestant Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Chris Matthews' son, Michael Kerry Matthews with his wife, Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll
    Photo: Chris and Kathleen's older son, Michael Kerry Matthews, and daughter-in-law, Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll. 
    Source: The New York Post

    Michael's wife, Sarah met Chris Matthews for the first time in November 2002 on a book tour held in Providence, Rhode Island. At that time, she was a little bit confused about Chris' program, Harball is hosted at ESPN, but later knew it was on MSNBC.

    Chris Matthews' growing family
    Picture: Chris Matthews and Kathleen Matthews' children together. 
    Source: MSNBC 

    Their second child, Thomas Matthews is a prolific actor and producer who made his debut with a role of Francis Polito in the crime drama movie, American Hustle. Similarly, their young child, Caroline Matthews is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and also worked as an intern for former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2010

    Sexual Accusations by His Female Assistant Producer

    The host of Hardball, Matthews was once involved in a sexual accusation for making inappropriate jokes and comments about a female assistant producer on his show in 1999

    The woman later received a compensation of $40,000 from Chris, but this matter was further reviewed. Matthews also got a formal reprehension via email in 2017. But, he didn't respond to the email request for his response. However, the news spread widely and become a national problem of abusive behavior by men with the power of position against women.

    Take a look at Chris Matthews' Sexual Harassment Accusation

    Meanwhile, NBC News dismissed Matt Lauer, former Today host after a complaint of accusation against him was made during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Following the incident, Lauer sincerely apologizes, but the criticism about him was completely false or mischaracterized by someone. On 8th December 2017, NBC News announced to require harassment-prevention training for all the staff and began a culture assessment of the division of news.

    Net Worth - $16 Million

    Chris Matthews has a total fortune of $16 Million as of 2019. Similarly, he earns $5 Million as an annual salary from his TV show, Hardball. Back in 2009, he had a salary of $3 Million on his TV program.

    More to that, Matthews also appeared in many blockbuster films that are highly acclaimed. Some of his movies with all box office collection and budget are listed below;

    Movie CreditsBox Office CollectionProduction BudgetIMDb
    Dave (1993)$63.3 Million$28 Million6.8
    Man of the Year (2006)$41.2 Million$20 Million6.2
    State of Play (2009)$88.8 Million$60 Million7.1
    The Ides of March (2011)$76 Million$12.5 Million7.1
    The Campaign (2012)$104.9 Million$95 Million6.1

    Matthews is currently hosting his news talk program, Hardball, which is receiving good reviews from its episodes. The show received 4.6 out of 10 stars from 608 ratings. Just like him, some other TV hosts, including Allegra Riggio and Charlotte Laws are also hosting many TV special programs.

    Books Wrote by Matthews

    As an author, Chris wrote several books and came to attention after his book, Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows The Game, which is about how Chris Matthews experienced a quarter-century in the field of politics. The book received four and a half out of stars from 153 ratings.

    Matthews' book is listed at the price of $84.06 in a perfect hardcover edition, which includes 23 used ($4.10), 13 new ($39.96), and one collectible ($40.00). Similarly, it can also be listed at $17.00, but you can but it for $12.21, save $4.79 (28%) in Kindle Edition.

    The cover of Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows The Game
    Image: Chris Matthews wrote his debut book, Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows The Game. 
    Source: Amazon

    Matthews' another book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, was noted as The New York Times Bestselling novel, which about the historical dealings between Ronald Reagan and Top O'Neill. As of now, it costs $13.00, consisting of 127 used and 36 new ($5.11) and 16 collectible ($7.95).

    The frame of Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
    Photo: In 2013, Chris published a book, Tip, and the Gipper: When Politics Worked. 
    Source: Amazon

    On 31st October 2017, Chris wrote a book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, where he revealed the new portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy getting close to the political classic. He received the recognition of The News York Times Bestseller for his book.

    The cover of Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
    Frame: Chris Matthews wrote a bestselling book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit. 
    Source: Amazon

    Currently, the price of his notable book costs $12.21, which includes 188 used ($0.15), 55 new ($3.07), and 26 collectible ($4.99). It also prices at $28.99, but you can but at $10.21 in Kindle Edition.

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