Mostly Credited As: Chris Wallace
Date Of Birth: October 12, 1947 (Age 66)
Country Of Birth: USA
Chris Wallace is a Jewish American journalist currently working for Fox News. He is the host of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Wallace has been with Fox News since 2003. He is the son of Mike Wallace, the longtime reporter for 60 Minutes on CBS. Wallace began his network journalism career with NBC in 1975 as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City. Wallace then transferred to NBC's Washington bureau as a political correspondent, and later served as Washington co-anchor for the Today show in 1982. He also served as chief White House correspondent (1982-89), moderator of Meet the Press (1987-88), and anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News. Wallace left NBC in 1989 for ABC. At ABC, Wallace was the senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and occasionally hosted Nightline. During the first Gulf War in 1991, Chris Wallace reported from Tel Aviv on the Iraqi Scud missiles attacks. At the time, the Israeli Government did not want to advertise where the Scuds landed, in order to prevent the Iraqis from making adjustments to their launchers. On one episode of Nightline, Wallace started describing the location in Tel Aviv where a Scud missile landed. Nightline's host Ted Koppel cut him off, respecting Israeli national security needs. During his career, Wallace has won three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award, and a Peabody Award. Wallace's book Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage was published in September 2004. He first reported news on air for WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard College. He memorably covered the 1969 occupation of University Hall by radical students and was detained by Cambridge police, signing off a report from Cambridge City Jail. He currently hosts Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, and is an occasional guest on the Howie Carr show on Boston's WRKO.