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Chris Matthews

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17, 1945
Philadelphia, PA
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17, 1945 (age 72)
Philadelphia, PA


Broadcast journalist, Democratic political commentator, and host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. He also presented an NBC program called The Chris Matthews Show.

Before Fame

As a young man, he joined the United States Peace Corps and served for two years in Swaziland.


He was criticized for his news reporting inaccuracies and received a "Misinformed of the Year" award in 2005.

Family Life

He married fellow news anchor Kathleen Matthews on June 21, 1980; the marriage produced three children.

Associated With

His news programs frequently discussed the policy decisions of United States President Barack Obama.