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(Political Commentator, Talk Show Host, and Author)

Chris Matthews is a political commentator, host, and author who hosted Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Relationship Facts of Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is married to Kathleen Matthews {Compare Couple}.
Chris Matthews married on June 21, 1980.
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He is father of Three (Michael, Thomas, Carolina).
Chris Matthews is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Chris Matthews?

Chris Matthews has been married to Kathleen Matthews. They exchanged vows on 21 June 1980,

Kathleen has anchored News 7 on WJLA-TV.

The couple has three children. Their son Michael Matthews was born in 1983. Their other son’s name is Thomas Matthews and their daughter’s name is Caroline Matthews.

Who is Chris Matthews?

Chris Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host, plus, and author. He is famous as the host of his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Chris Matthews: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Chris was born on Dec 17, 1945, in Nicetown-Tioga, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States as Christopher John Matthews.

He is of English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Irish descent.

His parents are Mary Teresa (mother) and Herb Matthews (father) who was a court reporter. He also has brothers named Herb, Jim, Charlie, and Bruce.

Regarding his education, he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967.

He additionally graduated working in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds 31 privileged degrees from various colleges and schools.

Chris Matthews: Professional Life, Career

After his graduation, Chris Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970. He acted as an exchange improvement counselor. Matthews additionally filled in as a cop with the United States Capitol Police. He entered print news coverage in the year 1987.

He joined as department boss for the San Francisco Examiner and put in their thirteen years till 2000. Later he functioned as the broadly syndicated editorialist for ‘The San Francisco Chronicle’ for a long time.

Chris is a writer of top-rated books. His first book was distributed in 1996 named Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America. His different books are America, Beyond Our Greatest Notions, The Hardball Handbook: How to Win at Life, and some more. He started his particular television show “Hardball with Chris Matthews” in 1997. It is an American TV program aired on MSNBC.

Furthermore, he had hospitalized with jungle fever and that was in the year 2002. Matthews had contracted on one of his continuous visits that year to Africa. He had additionally other medical issues, for example, Type 2 diabetes and pneumonia.

In 2013, Matthews declared that he had marked a long-haul contract expansion with MSNBC yet that he would never again have The Chris Matthews Show to concentrate his endeavors on Hardball, composing books, and creating documentaries. The last scene of The Chris Matthews Show circulated on July 21.

Leaving the MSNBC

On March 2, 2020, this host announced that he is leaving the show Hardball. The reason behind his resignation was a series of recent gaffes and controversies.

He said this is his last episode and he loved every moment as a host of Hardball. He also thanked his viewers.


Moreover, Chris won the prestigious The Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal and that was in 2005. Matthews won that honor for Distinguished Achievement.

He additionally won the Abraham Lincoln Award, David Brinkley Award, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, and some more. In 2016, he received Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award.

Chris Matthews: Net Worth, Salary

He earns $5 million per year of salary while his net worth is $16 million as of 2022.

Chris Matthews: Rumors, Controversies

In 2017, Chris hurt a female producer by making inappropriate comments about her in front of her staff.

Then in 2020, another female journalist Laura Bassett said Chris has commented on her makeup, clothing, and dating life. She said that was very inappropriate.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Chris Matthews has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and his weight is 75 kg.

He has a grey hair color and his eye color is blue.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Chris is active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has more than 42.5k followers on Facebook, over 959.9k followers on Twitter, and around 83k followers on Instagram.

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