Chris Matthews

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Christopher John Matthews also known as Chris Matthews is a Television personality, author, Journalist, Actor, and political commentator. Chris Matthews is best known for his nightly hour talk show named ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’, on MSNBC.

Early Life

Chris Matthews was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. This makes him 77 years old as of 2022. His full name is Christopher John Matthews. He is born to his father, Herb Matthews, a protestant of English and Scots-Irish ancestry. While his mother, Mary Teresa Matthews is from an Irish Catholic family.

Further, he has a sibling named  Jim Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Herb Matthews, and Charlie Matthews. Likewise, Chris belongs to American nationality and holds Irish, English, Scottish, and Northern Irish ethnicity. This personality is Sagittarius as a zodiac sign.

Talking about his formal education status, he studied at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1967. Likewise, Chris Matthews studied economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Christopher John Matthews – Net Worth 2022

Chris Matthews is living a comfortable life with his family. Moreover, Chris has a net worth of around $16 million US dollars as of 2022. His average salary is about $5 million. Matthews has earned a huge amount of money from his career. Despite his popularity and fame, he has not received any brand endorsement deals as of now. However, it is possible that in near future, he might start to endorse brands.


Chris Matthews began his career by working as a trade development adviser in the United States Peace Corps, serving in Swaziland. Chris worked as an officer with the United States Capital Police. Also, an American television personality was on the staff of four Democratic Members of Congress.

Later in the year 1974, this personality launched a campaign for Pennsylvania’s fourth congressional district seat. He was ultimately unsuccessful in receiving 24% of the vote in the primary. With this, Chris Matthews became a Presidential Speechwriter under Jimmy Carter.

Matthews started his own talk show named Politics with Chris Matthews, on America’s Talking Cable channel. Later in 1996, the show moved to CNBC and then to MSNBC. After that, he changed its name to ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’.

Similarly, he also appeared in movies including State of Play, and Man of the Year. TV shows hardball with Chris Matthews (1997), The Chris Matthews Show (2002-2013), Morning Hoe (2007), and Morning Glory (2010).


Chris Matthews received many awards such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award and the Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia. Similarly, he received the Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the year 2005, and the David Brinkley award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Relationship Status

Moving on to the romantic and private life of Chris Matthews, he is married. He has tied the knot with Kathleen Matthews in 1980. Kathleen is a former news anchor and executive vice president of the hotel company Marriott International. Chris and Kathleen is blessed with two sons, Thomas Matthews, and Michael Matthews, and one daughter, Caroline Matthews.

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Caption: Chris Matthews with his wife Kathleen Matthews (Source:

Christopher John Matthews – Body Measurements

Chris Matthews is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The American television personality stands about 6 feet 2 inches tall. While he weighs about 85 kg. Moreover, the color of his hair is grey and he has brown-colored eyes. The overall body measurement such as chest, waist, and hip size are not available.

Social Media

Chris Matthews is only active on Twitter. He has a Twitter account with the username @HardballChris and has around 949k followers.