American progressive journalist, commentator, and author, Chris Hayes is a popular face at the Microsoft National Broadcasting Company. On MSNBC, Chris is the weekday news anchor; host of opinion program, All In with Chris Hayes, and former host of weekend show, Up with Chris Hayes. Hayes is also an editor-at-large of legendary US weekly magazine, The Nation. Chris’ tremendous success has heightened people’s interest to know him more about him, and here we’ve got all the details you’d love to know about the popular journalist.
Chris Hayes’ Bio (Age)
He was born as Christopher Loffredo Hayes on 28th February 1979 in Norwood, New York City. Chris Hayes is American by nationality, but of mixed ethnicity, with his dad and mum respectively having Irish and Italian origins.
His parents, Roger and Geri Hayes raised him in New York alongside his two other brothers, Luke and Lynn Hayes. His mother worked as a school teacher, but later joined the New York City Department of Education, while his father spent many years in the New York Community Service Society in New York. He, however, later moved to the NYC Department of Health as an assistant commissioner.
Chris attended Hunter College High School, after which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University in New York.
Hayes kicked off his career in 2001 as a contributor to Chicago Reader, an independent weekly newspaper. There, he covered both national and local politics, serving for four years. While working as a weekly newspaper contributor, Hayes was also a senior editor of the labor-focused monthly magazine, In These Times where he later rose to the rank of a writing fellow.
In 2006, Chris began writing at The Nation Institute, while also making contributions to their weekly magazine, The Nation. On 1st November 2007, Chris Hayes became The Nation’s Washington, D.C editor, succeeding David Corn. Hayes extensively writes on issues of high importance among the liberal community. Some of his notable write-ups include setbacks and challenges faced by the Democratic Party during the 9/11 era. He also wrote on the efforts of progressive activists to regain the consciousness and vigor of the public option during the 2009-2010 health care battle.
In July 2010, Hayes guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show. He has also guest-hosted several other MSNBC shows such as Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and The Ed Show. Starting from August 1, 2011, Chris hosted a two-hour weekend morning show. Then on 17th September 2012, he launched Up With Chris Hayes, featuring a live interview with the speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Apart from his job as a TV show host, Chris is also a good author. He has published his first book Twilight of the Elites America After Meritocracy in June 2013. His second book, A Colony in a Nation was published in March 2017. He also worked as a junior professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago.
Chris Hayes’ Wife and Family, Is He Gay?
Chris Hayes sparked off gay rumors after he lent his support to same-sex marriage. He is, however, not gay.
Chris married Kate Shaw, an associate professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2007. Kate’s father, Andy Shaw is a veteran Chicago reporter. Hayes met Shaw during his college days at Brown University.
With Kate Shaw, Chris Hayes has three children – two girls and a boy. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes in November 2011. Then in March 2014, they had their son David Emmanuel. Their last child, daughter Anya Shaw-Hayes later arrived in January 2018.
Chris Hayes has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Chris earns a quite attractive salary for his show on MSNBC. Paysa.com averages MSNBC hosts’ annual salaries between $49,245 to $54,644, a range within which Hayes’ pay packet possibly falls. Based on this, he is believed to be earning around $6 million per annum.
Chris Hayes stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80 meters). Chris does not have an athletic body build but he is in good shape. The journalist has brown coloured hair and pale blue eyes.