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(Commentator and TV Personality)

Chris Hayes is the host of an Emmy Award-winning show, All In with Chris Hayes. He is also an author, journalist, and commentator on MSNBC. Chris is married and has three children.

Relationship Facts of Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes is married to Kate A Shaw {Compare Couple}.
He is father of Three(Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes, Anya Shaw-Hayes David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes).
Chris Hayes is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Chris Hayes Married?

Chris Hayes is married to Kate A. Shaw who is an associate professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His father-in-law is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw.

Hayes and Shaw now resided in Washington, D.C. But no sooner did they move to New York City.

They have their first daughter named Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes born in November 2011. In Jan 2018 they have their second daughter and they named her Anya Shaw Hayes. Likewise, they have only one son, David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes born in March 2014.

Who is Chris Hayes?

Chis Hayes is a well-known American political commentator, journalist, and also author.

Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC.

Hayes formerly hosts a weekend MSNBC show. He has also remained as an editor at large of The Nation magazine.

Chris Hayes: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Chis Hayes was born on  February 28, 1979, in Norwood, The Bronx, New York City. Currently, he is 42 years old. His mother’s name is Geri Hayes who has of Italian descent.

She was a school teacher and now works for the NYC Department of Education. His father’s name is Roger Hayes and he is of Irish Catholic ancestry.

His father moved to New York from Chicago and began community organizing in the Bronx. Roger Hayes also spent several years leading community organizing at the Community Service Society of New York and now works as an assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Health.

Chris Hayes
Caption: Chris Hayes and Kate Shaw (Source: Business Insider)

Hayes’ brother named Luke has worked on Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns in 2.008 and 2012.


Chris firstly attended Hunter College High School in New York. Then he attended Brown University and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.

Chris Hayes: Profession life, Career

Entering into his early career, Hayes firstly became the contributor to the independent weekly newspaper named Chicago Reader in August 2001. The newspaper covered local and national politics and was appreciated by everyone. In late 2003, he began a four-year stint at In These Times, a magazine of Chicago.

Then after he became a senior editor. Then after 2006 through 2007, he was a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a contributing writer for The Nation. On November 1, 2007, The Nation named him its Washington, D.C. editor, succeeding David Corn.

Hayes then became the professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago. And also in a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010.

Chris then built his career towards cable news by hosting The Rachel Maddow Show in July 2010. Likewise, Hayes has also hosted other MSNBC shows such as The Ed ShowCountdown With Keith Olbermann, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

On November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann’s suspension.

From Aug 1, 2011, he started to host two-hour morning shows. On March 14, 2013, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be hosting a show overtaking Ed Schultz. At the age of 34, he was the youngest host of a prime-time show entirely of the country’s major cable news channels.

It was heard that Hayes wouldn’t be hosting MSNBC as he was said to transition better to The Rachel Maddow Show as he was seen as just as policy-oriented as Maddow.

Everyone but appreciates that Chris had done a good job with his extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with all of the audience.

Chris is also a good author and his first book, ‘Twilight of the Elites America After Meritocracy’ was published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012. And he published his second book named  ‘A Colony in a Nation’ in March 2017.  Hayes has also participated in the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival in 2017.

Hayes said that his next book “A Colony in Nation”, is likely to be published in 2017. He is also serving as the Editor of The Nation Magazine on the MSNBC channel.

Awards, Nominations

Chris has won in News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis by awarding the best host award. Likewise, he has also fallen under different nominees categories.

Chris Hayes: Salary, Net Worth

As of 2022, Chris has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Whereas, his gross income is estimated to be around $600k per annum.

Chris Hayes: Rumors, Controversy

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding his personal and professional life. It seems he is doing his best job without harming others and has been a private person in his life, for which he has not been in any controversy.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Chris has the perfect body with a height standing 5 ft 11 inches. He has got light brown colored hair and light blue colored eyes.

Social Media

Chris is socially active on Facebook and has got 332K followers on Facebook. Likely, he is also active on Instagram and has more than 125 K followers on his official Instagram account. More than that he also uses Twitter and has got approximately 2.4 million followers.


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Who is Chris Hayes's wife?

  • He married Kate A. Shaw in 2007.

What is Chris Hayes's education?

  • He was enrolled at Brown University.

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