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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameChristopher Wallace
Nickname Mr. Sunday

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Wallace was born on October 12, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Christopher Wallace. He is a writer and producer, known for Fox News Sunday (1996), Primetime (1989) and America's Newsroom (2007). He has been married to Lorraine Wallace since October 4, 1997. They have one child. He was previously married to Elizabeth Jane Farrell.

Spouse (2)

Lorraine Wallace (4 October 1997 - present) ( 1 child)
Elizabeth Jane Farrell (13 May 1973 - ?) ( divorced) ( 4 children)

Trivia (17)

Son of Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan.
Got his dog, Winston (named for Winston Churchill), in 2002. Had to put him to sleep in December 2012.
His older brother, Peter, died climbing a mountain in Greece in 1961.
His parents divorced when he was one-year-old and he grew up with his stepfather, Bill Leonard. He only developed a relationship with his biological father when he reached the age of 14.
Joined Fox News Channel in 2003.
Although accepted at Harvard Law School, he instead took a job with the Boston Globe.
Attended Harvard University at the same time as Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones. First reported news on-air for WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard College.
Longtime friend of Walter Cronkite. First met Cronkite when Chris was 8-years-old. Chris was hired, at age 16, as an assistant to Cronkite at the 1964 Republican National Convention.
His third child, a boy named James Wallace (James Christopher Wallace), was born on March 9, 2010. He joins his brother, William Wallace, and sister, Caroline Wallace. Their mother is Lorraine Wallace.
Favorite songs: "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z; "Need You Now" by Lady A; "Getting Better" by The Beatles; "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon; "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky.
Received three Emmys for journalism.
Awarded a Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton and a Peabody Award.
Chris has four children from a previous marriage and his wife, Lorraine Wallace, has two children from her previous marriage.
His daughter was married to a Mexican artist in Mexico City [August 4, 2011].
Received a ticket for driving while talking on his cell phone, for an interview [June 15, 2012].
Stepson of Mary Yates.
His parents were both from Jewish families (from Russia, Poland, Austria, and Germany).

Personal Quotes (7)

[After moderating the first 2020 Presidential debate]My initial reaction was, 'This is great. They're going to go at it, and I can take the evening off. But you know, it became clear at a certain point that the president wasn't planning to back off and was going to keep interrupting throughout the evening
[After moderating the first 2020 Presidential debate]Lachlan Murdoch came from California to Cleveland for the debate, and we had a talk afterwards, and he could not have been more supportive of the job I did
[After moderating the first 2020 Presidential debate]Obviously It was not the debate I had planned for, and to that degree I was disappointed. I think debates are about revealing what [the candidates] think. You certainly gained an insight into Donald Trump and what he's thinking and where he wants to take the country and how he wants to take the country there. To that degree I thought it was a success. It may not have been pretty, but it was revealing.
[After moderating the first 2020 Presidential debate]While I do think that there was a lot of worthwhile stuff in the debate, I had really prepared for a serious policy discussion. The interruptions got in the way of a substantive discussion of serious issues and follow-ups to those issues. I thought it wasted a lot of time.
[on President Trump's comment to the right-wing group the Proud Boys, should "stand back and stand by" during the 2020 Presidential debate]I think people will read into that what they want to. What was clear to me was he was given a direct opportunity several times by both me and by the vice president to call out the Proud Boys and white supremacists and he refused to do so
[on the changes the Commission on Presidential Debates are considering for Presidential debates on October 15th and 22nd]The idea that you're going to cut off their microphone - that's a pretty tough call. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to make it, so on a practical level I wonder if that's going to work. It just it strikes me as a bridge too far
[After moderating the first 2020 Presidential debate]Trump never went to Plan B. He just stayed on Plan A the entire evening, and I don't think it served him especially well

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