Christopher John Matthews is 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.

Table of Biography

Early life

Chris Matthews was born on 17th December 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 siblings named  Jim Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Herb Matthews, and Charlie Matthews. Likewise, Chris belongs to American nationality and holds Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish ethnicity. This personality is Sagittarius as a zodiac sign.

Talking about the formal education status, he studied at 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.

Chris childhood

Caption: Childhood picture of Chris Matthews ( Source:


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 one the staffs 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 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 the 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 the movies including State of Play, 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 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia. Similarly, he received Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the year 2005, and the David Brinkley award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Net worth

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.


Moving on toward 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 hotel company Marriott International. Chris and Kathleen is blessed with two sons, Thomas Matthews, Michael Matthews, and one daughter, Caroline Matthews.

Chris Matthews wife

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

Body measurement and Social media

Chris Matthews is a 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, hip size is not available.

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

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