Best known for his service at MSNBC, Chris Hayes (born Christopher Loffredo Hayes) is a renowned American journalist, television personality, political commentator and an author as well. In addition to working as a host for a weekend MSNBC show, Chris is known for contributing the Nation Magazines as an editor. Further, he is the author of bestselling books like Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (June 2012) and A Colony in a Nation (March 2017). According to Chris Hayes biography, he was born on February 28, 1979, which makes his age be 39 years old as of now. Let’s explore in detail about Hayes wiki below:
Early Life and Education
Born as Christopher Loffredo Hayes, he is the son of Roger and Geri Hayes. His place of birth is in Norwood, The Bronx, NewYork City. Regarding his ethnicity, Hayes father is of Irish Catholic ancestry whereas his mother belongs to the Italian descent. Hayes was raised as a Catholic. His father was from Chicago who moved to the New York while he was the student at a Jesuit seminary and later initiated his journey of community organizing in the Bronx. Roger spent many years at the Community Service Society of New York and is currently serving the NYC Department of Health as an assistant commissioner. Regarding Hayes mother, she used to work as a school; teacher and as of now, she is contributing to the NYC Department of Education.
Talking about Chris Hayes education and academic achievements, he attended New York City’s Hunter College High School to complete his high school graduation. For higher education, he went to the Brown University from where he received Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He started working with a student theatre group named Production Workshop.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 22, Chris started working as a contributor to the independent weekly newspaper Chicago Reader from August 2001 for four years. Being there he covered the news from local and national politics. He started a four-year stint as a senior editor at In These Times in Chicago which was a labor-focused monthly magazine.
For the In These Times, Chris turned as a Schumann Center Writing Fellow from 2005 to 2006. After that, he turned as a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at non-profit media organization The Nation Institute. He has also contributed The Nation as its contributing writer at his initial career phase. He became the Washington, D.C. editor for The Nation which was declared on November 1, 2007.
Further, Chris has served as an adjunct professor at Chicago based St. Augustine College teaching the subject English. From 2008 to 2010, he became the Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at New America Foundation.
In July 2010, Chris guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show. At that time, the main host Rachel Maddow was traveling Afghanistan. Chris considers Maddow as the main creditor who helped him to become a host. He has also hosted other various MSNBC shows like Countdown With Keith Olbermann, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and The Ed Show.
MSNBC made an announcement on November 5, 2010, stating that Chris would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during his suspension. But later, the network backtracked after exploring that Chris has also made some political contributions.
MSNBC announced that Chris would be contributing as the host for the two-hour morning show on August 1, 2011, which would be wired on Saturdays and Sundays. On September 17, 2011, the show made its first airing and presented a live interview with Nancy Pelosi who is best known for being a former speaker and current House minority leader. His first prime-time show “All In with Chris Hayes” was premiered on April 1, 2013.
In addition to journalism and television career, Hayes is also known for authoring various bestselling books. His first book was entitled Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy was published in 2012 by Crown Publishing Group. In March 2017, he published his second book entitled A Colony in a Nation.
Moving to Chris personal life, he is married to beautiful wife Kate Shaw who is best known for being the professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Kate’s father is Andy Shaw who is a veteran Chicago reporter. Hayes and his wife Shaw resides together in New York City but earlier they used to reside in Washington, D.C. In November 2011, the couple welcomed their first child as a daughter named Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes. Similarly, they welcomed their second child as a son named David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes in March 2014. The couple became blessed with their third child Anya Shaw-Hayes as their second daughter in January 2018. Talking more about Chris Hayes family, his brother named Luke is known for working on the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns for Barack Obama. Hayes and Shaw have been living a happy conjugal life since their marriage in 2007.
Regarding the body statistics of American political commentator, Chris Hayes stands at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8 meters) which makes him tall and provided an attractive personality. He is supposed to weigh about 80 kilograms which are balanced according to his height. He is mostly seen in blue colored eyes and brown hair alongside eyeglasses.
Salary and Net worth
When it comes to state the Chris Hayes MSNBC salary, he earns 6 million USD per annum for his contribution to the American news cable and satellite television network, MSNBC. In addition to his salary, Chris net worth is contributed by the revenues generated from his authored books “A Colony in a nation” and “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.” Hayes has an estimated net worth amounting to 5 million USD.
Wiki and Facts
Most of the popular wiki sites like IMDb and Wikipedia have provided Hayes biography. His facts and information can easily be accessed from the internet. Further, MSNBC host is also active on various social networking platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Join him on Instagram @chrislhayes where Hayes is being followed by over 48k followers. His Twitter account is available @chrislhayes and Facebook Page @allinwithchris. Chris Hayes email address is [email protected], which we explore from his Twitter profile.