Chris Hayes Bio, Wiki, Age, Journalist, Wife, Net worth, Salary, and Twitter

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Chris Hayes Profile

Chris Hayes is an American political commentator, anchor, activist, and author. Additionally, he is the host of All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC.

Chris Hayes Age

Hayes is 44 years old as of 2023. He was born on 28th February 1979 in The Bronx New York, United States of America. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on 28th February every year.

Chris Hayes Height

He stands at an average height of 6 feet tall.

Chris Hayes Family

Hayes is the son of Roger and Geri Hayes, he has two brothers. He was born in the Norwood neighborhood of Riverdale in the Bronx. Hayes’ brother Luke worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns,[56] and served as the campaign manager for U.S.

Congressman Jamaal Bowman in 2020. Additionally, his mother is of Italian descent and his father is of Irish Catholic ancestry. His father moved to New York from Chicago while studying at a Jesuit seminary, and began community organizing in the Bronx.

Moreover, his father spent several years leading community organizing at the Community Service Society of New York and works as an assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Health. His mother was a school teacher and works for the NYC Department of Education. Chris was raised catholic, but he stopped attending services in college and does not consider himself to be religious.

Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes Education

Immortal Technique and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among his classmates at the elite Hunter College High School in New York City, where Hayes attended high school. The latter was helmed by Hayes in Miranda’s debut musical. Hayes earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 while studying philosophy at Brown University.

Hayes said, “I was a philosophy major, but I was very much in this sort of analytic school,” when discussing “intellectual formation” at Brown with Ezra Klein. However, the intellectual climate of the setting and the people I was with were heavily impacted by postmodern critique, particularly Foucault. At Brown Hayes, Hayes met Kate A. Shaw, his future wife.

Chris Hayes Wife

Hayes is happily married to Kate Shaw, who is currently working as a professor of law at the Yeshiva Univesity Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Supreme Court contributor for ABC News. Shaw had previously clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Shaw and Hayes met while attending Brown together.

His father-in-law is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw. Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D.C., until they moved to New York City, where All in With Chris Hayes is produced. The couple is blessed with three children Ryan, David, and Anya. He is a childhood friend and schoolmate of comedian Desus Nice.

Chris Hayes Career

Beginning in August 2001, Hayes contributed for four years to the independent web publication Chicago Reader, where he wrote about state and local politics. Hayes served as an In These Times Schumann Center Writing Fellow from 2005 to 2006. Hayes worked as a contributing writer for The Nation and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute from 2006 to 2007.

He was appointed the Washington, D.C., editor of The Nation on November 1, 2007, taking over for David Corn. Hayes served as a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010, in addition to teaching English as an adjunct at St. Augustine College in Chicago.

Hayes guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show in July 2010 while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan and later 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.

Up with Chris Hayes

On August 1, 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would host a two-hour morning show on Saturdays and Sundays, each going into depth on current issues. The first airing of Up with Chris Hayes was September 17, 2011, and featured a live interview with Nancy Pelosi.

Hayes initially defended his comment by urging people to listen to what he had said. Nonetheless, he apologized on his blog. Furthermore, on his June 2, 2012, show, he devoted a discussion to his comments and the disconnect between civilians and the military.

All In with Chris Hayes

On March 14, 2013, MSNBC announced that Hayes would take over the time slot formerly hosted by Ed Schultz, who would move to the weekends. At 34 years old, he became the youngest host of a prime-time show on any of the country’s major cable news channels. All In with Chris Hayes, Hayes’s first prime-time show, premiered on Monday, April 1, 2013. The show won an Emmy in 2015 and again in 2018.

Chris Hayes Books

Hayes’s first book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy was published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012. A review in The Atlantic called it “provocative” and “thoughtful,” but faulted its policy suggestions as less satisfying. Kirkus Reviews called it “forcefully written” and “provocative.”

Aaron Swartz described the book as “compellingly readable, impossibly erudite, and—most stunningly of all—correct.” Hayes’ second book, A Colony in a Nation (about the U.S. criminal justice system), was published by W. W. Norton in March 2017.

Chris Hayes Net Worth 

Hayes has an estimated net worth of $ 7 million to $ 10 million earned from his career as a political commentator, television news anchor, activist, and author.

Chris Hayes Social Media Platforms

Hayes is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 2.3 Million followers on Twitter, 140k followers on Instagram, and 89k followers on Facebook.


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