Chris Wallace

January 16, 2011 by USA Post 

Chris Wallace, Christopher “Chris” Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is an American journalist, currently the host of the program Fox Network, Fox News Sunday. Wallace has won three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award and a Peabody Award. Wallace has been with Fox News since 2003. As moderator of Meet the Press earlier, Wallace was the only person to date to have served as host / moderator of more than one Sunday shows great political debates.

Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Mike Wallace of CBS 60 Minutes longtime journalist, and Norma Kaplan. His parents divorced when he was a year. He grew up with his stepfather, eventually CBS News President Bill Leonard. He did not develop a relationship with his biological father until the age of 14. Leonard gave him early exposure to political journalism, to hire her as assistant to Walter Cronkite at the Republican National Convention 1964.

Wallace at Harvard University. He first reported the news on air to WHRB, the student radio station at Harvard College. He memorable cover of the 1969 occupation of University Hall by the students and was arrested by Cambridge police, using his one phone call to sign a report by Cambridge City Jail.

Although accepted to Harvard Law School, Wallace instead took a job with the Boston Globe. He says he realized he wanted to get on television when he noticed all the 1972 political conventions journalists watched the proceedings on television instead of in person. For a time in the early 1970s, he worked for CBS station WBBM Chicago owned and operated by television.

Wallace began his journalism career with NBC network in 1975, where he remained for 14 years as a journalist WNBC-TV in New York. Wallace, then transferred to the office of NBC in Washington as a political correspondent for NBC News, and later served as co-anchor of the Today show to Washington in 1982. He also served as chief White House correspondent (1982-89), moderator of Meet the Press (1987-88), and anchoring the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News. Wallace confrontational style was evident at the news conference of President Ronald Reagan in March 1987, when Reagan admitted to trading arms for hostages. During his interview, Wallace asked why Reagan denied that Israel was involved with the sales of arms to Iran “when you knew it was not true.”
After another 14 years at ABC, Wallace left in 2003 to join the Fox News Channel. He noted in the past that his work at Fox opened his eyes to what critics cite that the bias in the mainstream press. Wallace said, “Fox News would not exist were it not for this kind of things happening in traditional media. That’s why people are tired and want an antidote to it because they get it and they got it for years -. Through the so-called objective in the press [2] Wallace currently hosts Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, and is an occasional guest of the Howie Carr on WRKO broadcast Boston?

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