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Chris Hayes Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, MSNBC and Net Worth

Chris Hayes Biography

Chris Hayes who was born Christopher Loffredo Hayes is an American political commentator, television news anchor as well as an author.

Hayes is the host of weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC titled All In with Chris Hayes. He is also the host of a weekly MSNBC podcast called Why Is This Happening? Hayes previously hosted a weekend MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes. Christopher Loffredo is also an editor-at-large of The Nation magazine.

Chris Hayes Age | Birthday

The talented political commentator and television news anchor, Christopher Loffredo Hayes, was born on February 28th, 1979 in New York City, New York, United States. Hayes is 42 years old as of 2021. He celebrates his birthday on February 28th every year.

Chris Hayes Height

The American-born journalist, Chris, measures a standing height of 1.83 meters which is equivalent to 6 feet tall. He also weighs 165 lbs which is equivalent to 75 kilograms. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair which perfectly complement his skin complexion.

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Chris Hayes Family

Hayes is the loving son of Roger Hayes, his father, and Geri Hayes, his mother. Geri is of Italian descent while Roger is of Irish Catholic ancestry. His father moved to New York from Chicago at a Jesuit seminary and began community organizing in the Bronx. Roger Hayes spent several years leading community organizing at the Community Service Society of New York.

Roger currently works as an assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Health. Chris’s mother was a school teacher and now works for the NYC Department of Education. Christopher was raised Catholic, but stopped attending services in college and is now irreligious. Hayes has three brothers in his family. Their identity is yet to be shared.

Chris Hayes Wife and Children

Christopher married his college sweetheart Kate Shaw on July 14th, 2007. Kate is a former Supreme Court law clerk to Justice Paul Stevens who is currently a professor of law at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court contributor for ABC News.

The lovely couple met while attending Brown together. His father-in-law is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw. The couple resided in Washington D.C. until they moved to New York City where All In With Chris Hayes is produced. The amazing couple has been blessed with three children whose identity they have kept hidden.

Chris Hayes Education and Career


Hayes is a childhood friend and schoolmate of comedian Desus Nice. Chris attended New York City’s prestigious Hunter College High School, where his classmates included Immortal Technique and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The latter of whom he directed in his first musical. After graduating, he attended Brown University, from which he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.

All In with Chris Hayes

MSNBC announced that Hayes would take over the time slot formerly hosted by Ed Schultz on March 14th, 2013. Ed was moved to the weekends. Chris who was 34 years old then, 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, the change was made in the hopes that MSNBC can win a wider audience than it did with Schultz. Hayes was said to transition better to The Rachel Maddow Show because he is seen as just as policy-oriented as Maddow. “Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend mornings,” said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC. “He’s an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience.”

His first prime-time show premiered on April 1st, 2013 as All In with Chris Hayes. The show won an Emmy in 2015 as well as in 2018.


Christopher Leffrod launched a weekly podcast called Why Is This Happening? in May 2018. The show features interviews with political figures, activists, journalists, writers, and academics. The podcast’s first live episode was recorded in November 2018, at Congregation Beth Elohim, in Brooklyn, New York with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Its second live episode was held on February 24th, 2019 and it featured an interview with Georgia politician and activist, Stacey Abrams.

Chris Hayes Net Worth and Salary

Hayes is a great journalist who has won several awards from his career. Chris lives a comfortable lifestyle and it is safe to assume that he earns a great fortune from his career. Chris has an estimated net worth of $5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.