50 Facts About Chris Wallace

1. Chris Wallace is definitely going to have his hands full on Wednesday, October 19, as the moderator of the third and final 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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2. Chris Wallace will moderate the final presidential debate tonight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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3. In 1997, Chris Wallace married Lorraine Smothers, who has two children from a previous marriage.

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4. Chris Wallace was born to Norma Kaphan and Mike Wallace, one of the original correspondents for 60 Minutes.

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5. Chris Wallace explained that his democratic affiliation is the only practical way he can participate in the political process of the largely democratic Washington, DC.

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6. Chris Wallace taking charge of the face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is the first glimmer of light for the network that has seen a difficult year.

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7. Chris Wallace will be moderating the final presidential debate tonight; the first news anchor from Fox News to have the opportunity.

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8. Chris Wallace was the first Fox News host ever to moderate a general election presidential debate, and his presence on the stage was seen as an opportunity for Fox News to rise above its reputation for catering to a more conservative audience.

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9. Chris Wallace pressed both candidates on some of their most vulnerable points.

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10. Chris Wallace stepped away from his full-time role on 60 Minutes in 2006.

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11. Chris Wallace talked with other newsmakers, using the same, no-nonsense approach.

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12. Chris Wallace graduated Harvard in good company, counting actor Tommy Lee Jones and future vice president Al Gore among his classmates.

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13. Chris Wallace will be the first Fox News journalist to host a presidential debate.

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14. At the time, Chris Wallace was a registered Democrat because he said it was the only party of consequence in the District of Columbia.

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15. Chris Wallace joined Fox News in 2003, seven years after the most conservative-leaning cable news network of the major three launched.

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16. Chris Wallace is an alumnus of Harvard College, the undergraduate liberal arts college at Harvard University.

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17. On March 7, Chris Wallace presented an award to Toni Braxton at the 1997 Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles and was booed by some of the audience.

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18. Chris Wallace appears to be on board with a more hands-off approach.

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19. Chris Wallace grilled Clinton on some of the subjects that conservatives believe she skates, including gun control, her response to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

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20. Chris Wallace explained to The Washington Post in 2006 that his party affiliation is purely pragmatic and based on his desire to participate in local elections.

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21. Chris Wallace was a steady presence on debate night during the Republican presidential primary, helping to moderate three events broadcast on Fox News Channel.

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22. Chris Wallace told the Post that he was a registered Democrat in order to be able to vote in the primaries.

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23. Chris Wallace has had a little practice this cycle, having joined Fox\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly in moderating Fox\u00e2\u0080\u0099s GOP primary debates.

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24. Chris Wallace is the first Fox News general election debate moderator in the cable news network\u00e2\u0080\u0099s history.

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25. Chris Wallace told Kurtz he really wants the debate to be as much about the candidates engaging as possible.

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26. Chris Wallace recently celebrated 50 years in the industry,\u00a0according to his bio on Fox News\u00e2\u0080\u0099 website.

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27. Chris Wallace is one of the main people on Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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28. Chris Wallace began his network journalism career with NBC in 1975, where he stayed for fourteen years, as a communicator with WNBC-TV in the big apple town.

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29. Chris Wallace had accepted a job at Fox News Sunday in 2003 which required a 5:00 am wake-up call.

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30. Chris Wallace said he would do reports with his stepfather while driving along the Hudson River.

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31. Chris Wallace was moved to continue his legacy in own career.

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32. Chris Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States on October 12, 1947, to parents Bill Leonard, Mike Wallace (father), and Norma Kaphan (mother).

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33. Chris Wallace is the host of Fox News Sunday, but strangely, this was just about the only Sunday morning show that Trump never appeared on during his campaign.

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34. Chris Wallace has won multiple awards including three Emmys and a Peabody Award.

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35. Chris Wallace joined the staff at the Fox News Channel in 2003.

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36. Chris Wallace pressed Nielsen after she failed to answer his question.

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37. Chris Wallace got an exclusive interview with President Trump for his "Fox News Sunday" show.

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38. Chris Wallace pursued his lines of questioning with repetition and restatement.

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39. Chris Wallace explained his party affiliation in terms of pragmatism, saying that being a Democrat is the only feasible means of participating in the political process in heavily Democratic Washington, DC.

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40. Chris Wallace is on the Board of Selectors of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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41. Chris Wallace said that Leonard was "the single most important person in my life.

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42. In July 2018, Chris Wallace conducted a tough interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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43. On one episode of Nightline, Chris Wallace started describing the location in Tel Aviv where a Scud missile landed.

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44. Chris Wallace began his network journalism career with NBC in 1975, where he stayed for 14 years, as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City.

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45. Chris Wallace was already heading this direction, but now like his mentor as a freshman in Washington.

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46. Chris Wallace got lots of air time, lots of praise from ABC announcers Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.

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47. Chris Wallace came up with a game-clinching interception for Lovett—his second.

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48. Chris Wallace was the first to participate in practice and is.

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49. Chris Wallace began by using Trump jargon on the "open borders" and the catch and release program.

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50. On Thursday night, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace stopped by The Late Show and battled with Stephen Colbert over his philosophy of covering the Trump presidency.

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