Chris Wallace Biography (1947-)

Born October 12, 1947, in Chicago, IL; son of Mike (a television reporter andanchor) and Norma (maiden name, Kaplan) Wallace; married Elizabeth Farrell,May 12, 1973 (marriage ended); married Lorraine Smothers, October 4, 1997; children: (first marriage) Peter Farrell, Margaret Coleman, Andrew Farrell, Catherine Farrell; (second marriage) Sarah Smothers, Remick Smothers. Addresses: Office: ABC-TV News Department, 1717 De Sales St. NW, Washington, DC20036.

Television journalist
Birth Details
October 12, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Coanchor, The Today Show, NBC, 1981-1982
  • Washington correspondent, a recurring role, NBC Nightly News, NBC,1981
  • Anchor, NBC Nightly News Sunday (also known as NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition), NBC, 1982-1984, 1986-1987
  • Moderator, Meet the Press, NBC, 1987-1988
  • Correspondent, Primetime Live, ABC, 1989-1998
  • Chief correspondent, 20/20, ABC, 1998-
  • Senior correspondent, Primetime Thursday, ABC, 2000-
  • Specials
  • Nancy Reagan: Portrait of the First Lady, ABC, 1985
  • Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1987
  • "The Arms, the Men, the Money," NBC Newshour, NBC, 1987
  • Reporter in Boston, Decision, '88, NBC, 1988
  • Correspondent, Campaign Countdown: The Great Lakes Battleground, NBC, 1988
  • Correspondent, Campaign Countdown: The California Battleground, NBC, 1988
  • Presenter, The 51st Alfred I. Du Pont/Columbia University Awards,1993
  • Mike Wallace Remembers, CBS, 1997
  • Mike Wallace: TV's Grand Inquisitor, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Also appeared in NBC Reports: The Migrants, NBC.
  • Episodic
  • Substitute host, ABC News Nightline (also known as Nightline), ABC, beginning 1991

Further Reference


    • ABC News,, August 18, 2002

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