FOX News host Chris Wallace will serve as moderator for the third presidential debate between nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Wallace will be moderating the debate for the first time. Moreover, he is the first FOX News host to do such.
Wallace, whose credits include working for media networks like ABC and NBC in addition to FOX, began his career in 1975 following his graduation from Yale Law School. He was taken onboard as a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York. According to his bio, he joined Today as the show’s Washington correspondent.
Chris Wallace: First FOX News host to serve as moderator of the presidential debate
In the 1980s Wallace worked for NBC, and became the moderator of Meet the Press.
While he is a registered democrat, as noted by the Washington Post, Wallace said that he has voted for both Democrats and Republicans. In contrast to Anderson Cooper, who said he does not vote as he would not want a personal stake in the election he is covering, Wallace said the idea of not voting is “a little silly.”
“I vote personally, I think I’m professional enough that it doesn’t have anything to do with the way I cover the news,” Wallace said.
Chris Wallace: Career Highlights, Net Worth
Wallace worked for NBC for 14 years before making a transition to ABC News where he was hired as a correspondent for Primetime Thursday.
Wallace married Lorraine Smothers in 1997. He was previously married to Elizabeth Farrell and the couple had four children.
According to the Richest, Wallace’s net worth is $6 million and his salary with FOX News is about $1 million.
The third presidential debate will be held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and will run for 90 minutes. The event will be broadcast on all major networks including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NBC and CBS.