Chris Hayes Biography
A native of Norwood, New York, Chris Hayes is an American journalist, political commentator, and author who hosts All In with Chris Hayes, on MSNBC.
Hayes attended New York City’s Hunter College High School where his classmates included Immortal Technique and Lin-Manuel Miranda. He later went on to join Brown University.
At Brown University, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and worked with the student theater group Production Workshop.
Chris Hayes MSNBC
In July 2010, Chris guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show, while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan and often filled in for Maddow when she was absent.
Hayes has also hosted other MSNBC shows such as The Ed Show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
Later, on November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Chris would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann’s suspension. However, the network later backtracked after finding out that Hayes had also made political contributions on the issue over which Olbermann was being suspended.
Up With Chris Hayes
In August 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be hosting a two-hour morning show that would focus on current issues. The show, Up with Chris Hayes would air on Saturdays and Sundays
On Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 2012, Chris commented on air regarding the use of the word “heroism” as applied to American servicemen killed in action.
He stated; “I feel uncomfortable about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. And I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect the memory of anyone that’s fallen. And obviously, there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.”
These remarks generated widespread controversy and Chris initially defended his comment by urging people to listen to what he had actually said. He nonetheless, apologized on his blog.
MSNBC All In With Chris Hayes
In March 2013, MSNBC announced that Chris would take over the time slot formerly hosted by Ed Schultz. He became the youngest host of a prime-time show on any of the country’s major cable news channels.
According to The New York Times, this change was made in the hopes that MSNBC could gain a wider audience than it did with Schultz.
The show premiered on Monday, April 1, 2013. It won an Emmy in 2015 and 2018.
Chris Hayes Age
Hayes is 42 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 28, 1979, in Norwood, New York.
Chris Hayes Height
Hayes stands at a height of 6 feet ½ inches (1.84 m).
Chris Hayes Wife Kate Shaw
Hayes is married to Kate Shaw, a professor of law at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court contributor for ABC News. She previously worked as a Supreme Court law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens.
Hayes and Kate got married on July 14, 2007. They first met while attending Brown together. Kate’s father is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw.
The couple has 3 children; daughters Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes born in November 2011 and Anya Shaw Hayes born in Jan 2018 and son David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes born in March 2014.
Is Chris Hayes Gay?
No. Chris is not gay. He is married to Kate Shaw and the couple has children together.
Chris Hayes Book
Hyes has two books;
- Twilight of the Elites (2012)
- A Colony in a Nation (2017)
Chris Hayes A Colony In A Nation
A colony in a nation is Chris’ second book in which he discusses national conversation on policing and democracy. Hayes contends that the USA has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation.
Chris Hayes Emmy
Chris’ show, All in With Hayes won an Emmy in 2015 and 2018.
All In Chris Hayes Podcast
To listen to all Chris’ podcasts click here.
Chris Hayes Salary
Hayes’ annual salary at MSNBC is estimated to be around $1 million.
Chris Hayes Net Worth
Hayes has an estimated net worth of around $6 million.