Who is Chris Hayes? Learn all about the MSNBC star’s family, net worth, career and more

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Chris Hayes is a 44-year-old American news anchor, political commentator and so on. He was born on February 28, 1979, in New York. Currently, Chris is hosting the weekday news called All In With Chris Hayes. It is quite a famous show and he reached a new level of fame through this.

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Facts About Chris Hayes

Full nameChristopher Loffredo Hayes
Date of birthFebruary 28, 1979
Place of birthThe Bronx, New York City, United States
EducationBachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University (2001)
Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (2003)
Career– Started his journalism career as a writer for the Chicago Reader
– Worked as a contributor to The Nation and In These Times
– Became a senior editor for The Nation in 2007
– Hosted his first TV show, “Up with Chris Hayes,” on MSNBC in 2011
– Became the host of “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC in 2013
– Published his first book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” in 2012
– Hosts a podcast called “Why Is This Happening?”
Awards– Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013
– Won the Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis in 2018 for his show, “All In with Chris Hayes”
– Recipient of the Sidney Award for investigative journalism in 2018 and 2020
Personal lifeMarried to Kate Shaw, a law professor and legal analyst for ABC News
Has two children

Who is Chris Hayes?

Hayes was born and raised in Norwood, Riverdale in the Bronx to an Italian-American mother and Irish-Catholic father who were involved in community organizing and education. He attended Hunter College High School and Brown University, where he studied philosophy and met his future wife, Kate A. Shaw. Hayes worked at the Bronx Zoo before beginning his journalism career. He is childhood friends with comedian Desus Nice and attended Brown with MSNBC co-host Alex Wagner and Lin-Manuel Miranda, whom he directed in his first musical.

He began his career in journalism in 2001 as a writer for the Chicago Reader, covering local and national politics. He later became a senior editor for In These Times, a labour-focused monthly magazine, and a contributing writer for The Nation. He was named The Nation’s Washington, D.C. editor in 2007. Hayes is also an adjunct professor and a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow. He frequently guest-hosted MSNBC shows and credits Rachel Maddow with his hosting career. He is a frequent guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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In September 2011, Hayes started hosting ‘Up with Chris Hayes’, a two-hour morning programme that focuses on current events and features live interviews. When he voiced unease with the term “heroism” being applied to American servicemen slain in battle in May 2012, Hayes sparked controversy. He posted an apology on his blog and devoted a segment of his show to the subject in response to criticism. With the start of All In with Chris Hayes on April 1, 2013, Hayes replaced Ed Schultz as the youngest prime-time television news host. He started a podcast called Why Is This Happening? in 2018 that features conversations with well-known people.

He is not only known for his successful career in journalism but also as an author. He published his first book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” in 2012. The book explores the erosion of the American meritocracy and the role that elites play in perpetuating it. It was well-received and became a New York Times bestseller. In 2019, Hayes released his second book, “A Colony in a Nation,” which examines the policing and criminal justice systems in the United States and argues that the country is split into two separate and unequal societies, a colony and a nation. The book also received critical acclaim.

Personal Life

On July 14, 2007, MSNBC anchor Hayes wed Kate Shaw. Shaw is an ABC News legal expert and a professor of law at Yeshiva University. While attending Brown University, they became friends. A seasoned Chicago writer named Andy Shaw is Hayes’ father-in-law.

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The couple has three kids and resides in New York City. Luke Hayes, who worked on Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, managed Jamaal Bowman’s 2020 campaign. Hayes is a member of the Democratic Party as of 2019.

Chris Hayes’s Net Worth

As of 2023, the estimated net worth of Hayes is around $5 million. It is a pretty good net worth for a person whose been working hard since day one. With his constant hard work, he will add more number to his net worth in the near future.

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