Christopher John “Chris” Matthews is an American political commentator and a host, who was born on the 17th of December, 1945 and in 2015, his age is 70 years. Chris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America into a middle class family where his father was a court reporter named Herb Matthews and his mother Mary Teresa was a housewife. His father was a protestant while his mother was an Irish catholic, and thus Chris follows Christianity as his main religion. As a child, he attended the nearby La Salle College High School where he enjoyed playing baseball and also was interested into acting. Not a very confident child, he was allowed to take part in public speaking and stage performances to grow his confidence level. He completed his college degree in 1967 after attending the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and then joined University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where his interest of study was economics. Chris holds 31 Hons. Degrees from many well-known colleges/ universities such as: The Ohio State University, Washington University, Howard University, Fordham University, Villanova University, La Salle University and Temple University. He also took political classes in Harvard University briefly, which was after he served in the U.S Peace Corps between 1968 to 1970. Located in Swaziland, he served as trade development adviser. He belongs to white ethnicity.
Chris is a tall man and has a very good height for a person. He measures about 6 feet and 3 inches, which is about 191 cm. He is a handsome old man, with his shiny white hair and a bright and happy face. As the nature of his job, he needs to look sharp and presentable and so far he has been doing it pretty well. In his old days, he has been taking good care of his body and has been practicing yoga and meditation regularly. He also enjoyed hiking and reading books, and has also written some of his own in political matters. Some of the books he has written are: Hardball, Life’s a Campaign, Kennedy and Nixon and some others. You can see various pictures of his on the media as well as his Instagram account, which he joined recently.
Chris has been married once, although he hasn’t had records of dating any other women in any instance of his life. He doesn’t seem to be the type of guy who has had multiple girlfriends, or even if he does, hasn’t discussed his affairs with the media. A father of three children, he is in a 35 year long and strong relationship with his wife Kathleen Matthews, who is a reporter/ anchor. The couple, who were married din the June of 1980, has not been divorced yet and it looks like they are not going to, anytime soon. Their kids Caroline, Thomas and Michael have all been married and are well settled in their own ways. There was a big rumor that stated Chris is sexually gay, but it is not true in any way.
Having hosted many popular news and topics, Chris has also played and appeared in some famous TV shows like House of Cards (2013), The Event (2010), The Campaign (2012), State of Play (2009), Man of the Year (2006), The West Wing (1999), Dave (1993) and some others. So, his fan following and popularity is very high and it can be seen by the number of followers he has got on Twitter. With an average salary of about $500 thousand dollars per year, he has a net worth of $16 million US dollars. To find out more about him, you can read his biography available in sites like Wikipedia IMDb and some others.