Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews
Celebrated Name: Chris Matthews
Real Name/Full Name: Christopher John Matthews
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 17 December 1945
Birth Place: Nicetown–Tioga, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.9 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kathleen Matthews (m. 1980)
Children: Yes (Thomas Matthews, Michael Matthews, Caroline Matthews)
Profession: American political commentator, talk show host, and author
Net Worth in 2024: $22 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Chris Matthews is an American based political commentator, author, and talk show host, who is best recognized for his night talk show entitled Hardball with Chris Matthews, aired on American based cable TV channel MSNBC.

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Early Life

Chris Matthews was born in the year 1945 to Mary Teresa and Herb Matthews, known as a court journalist. His birthplace was Philadelphia, situated inside Pennsylvania.

His father was serving as a Protestant of English as well as Scots-Irish origin, whereas his mom belonged from an Irish Catholic type family. Matthews is basically a Roman Catholic.

He appeared in La Salle College High School. Moreover, he did graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in the year 1967 in Worcester, situated inside Massachusetts, and he also did graduation work within Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

It is known that he possesses 34 nominal degrees received from many universities as well as colleges.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 17 December 1945, Chris Matthews is 78 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 1.9 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Chris Matthews started off his career by working in the form of a general with the United States Capitol Police when he came into Washington, D.C. Later, he has functioned on the personnel of four different Democratic Members of Congress, like Senators, namely Frank Moss, as well as Edmund Muskie.

During the year 1974, Matthews has landed an ineffective campaign intended for the 4th congressional district seat of Pennsylvania within the U.S. House of Representatives and in that he has got nearly 24% of the poll within the primary.

In the year 2008, version of The Colbert Report, he has referred to a probable competition for the United States Senate right from Pennsylvania.

During the time he was asked by Stephen Colbert regarding his aims, he said that actually there is a variance between celebs and people who function for the people. He added that it is a good thing to function for the people. He even added that his childhood vision was to become a senator.

He has functioned within print media for a span of fifteen years, working for 13 years in the form of Washington, D.C. bureau chief intended for the San Francisco Examiner (from 1987 till 2000) and next two years in the form of a nationally syndicated writer working for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Awards & Achievements

Chris Matthews is recognized as a receiver of many awards, like The Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal dedicated for Distinguished Achievement during year 2005, the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, the Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia, as well as 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Chris Matthews in 2024

Chris Matthews Net Worth
Chris Matthews Net Worth

As of April 2024, Chris Matthews has an estimated net worth of $22 million. He makes most of his income with his career as a political commentator, author, as well as a talk show host.

It is found that his career in Washington has stayed as wide-ranging. Moreover, he has functioned in the form of a police officer in D.C., later on, a team of Democratic Congressman. Also, he earned well by functioning as a speechwriter as well as an aide.

Other than his task in Congress, Matthews has functioned in the form of the journalist for the San Francisco Examiner as well as for the San Francisco Chronicle. During the era of the late 90s, CNBC started broadcasting talk show entitled “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”

This program was later changed to MSNBC. “The Chris Matthews Show” started its execution during the year 2002 and is presently perceived on numerous stations.

Chris Matthews possesses valid skill sets, which an imaginary commentator and talk show host should have in his resume. These skills further enhanced gradually and succeeded in getting fame as well as wealth.

But he has encountered few controversies with liberal as well as conservative critics. Neither of the group experiences that he has been on a particular stand, however, both blame him of pandering to the rest.


  1. i enjoyed his show and his political genius. my hope is he will continue writing and hopefully will be heard on radio and maybe TV again. i wish him well and to remember all the joy in his life!

    • I always enjoyed his “Hardball” TV show, and I have read his last twp books. Chris is an excellent commentator with a great feel for American history and politics.

  2. Is MSNBC off their gourd letting Chris go. Because of a few comments, one by a young woman who can’t differentiate between a harmless compliment and a sexual slur. How very sad that a bedrock of MSNBC must suffer the slings and arrows of petty fortune. WHAT A LOSS TO HIS DEVOTED VIEWERS.
    G. Lieberman

  3. I miss Chris too. Hardball isn’t croquet. They don’t like truth. I also defend him as not meaning a sexual slur. I hope he is either writing more great books like Jack Kennedy and others OR getting his own who as The Young Turks have.

  4. Chris was a real political force, who was interesting and inciteful. So many reports coming on now are agenda driven and booring. The day of interesting people with real voices is over. This holds true for sports commentators, no announcers but screamer. Personalities and voices should resonate with quality pitch. Where are you Walter Cronkite??????? Miss you too Chris!!!!


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