Chris Hayes: All You need to Know about this MSNBC Host, Married Life, Wife, Salary and Net Worth

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Having received the title of the youngest host of a prime-time show, Chris Hayes has marked a profound imprint in his journalism career. Besides his career in television he also has some life behind the screen, so today we are covering the off-screen life of this young rising star and unleashing his fan about his love, marriage and his break up the story along with some career details.
Chris Hayes: All You need to Know about this MSNBC Host, Married Life, Wife, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Light Blue
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Education Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • College Brown University
  • High School Hunter College High School
  • Career 2001-present
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' (1.84 m)
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Gay No
  • Wedding Date 2007
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wife/Spouse Kate A. Shaw
  • Date of Birth Feb 28, 1979
  • Age 45 Years, 1 Months
  • Daughter/s Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes & Anya Shaw-Hayes
  • Son/s David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes
  • Brother/s Luke Hayes & Lynn Hayes
  • Mother Geri Hayes
  • Father Roger Hayes
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Zodiac Sign Pisces
  • Birth Name Christopher Loffredo Hayes
  • Profession Journalist
  • Birth Place Norwood, New York City, New York
  • Nationality American

Having received the title of the youngest host of a prime-time show, Chris Hayes marked a profound imprint in his journalism career.

Besides his career in television, he has his privacy behind the screen. So, today let's cover the off-screen life of this young rising star; unleashing about his love, marriage and his break up the story along with some career details.

Personal Life: Married, Wife, and Children

Chris had first met his wife-to-be while attending college at Brown University. In the year 2007, the prime time show host got married to Kate Shaw, an assistant professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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They got blessed with their first child a baby girl Ryan Elizabeth Shaw Hayes in the November 2011; whereas, the pair got blessed with their second child a baby boy named David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes in the year March 2014. 

Chris and Kate welcomed their third child & second daughter named Anya on 3 January 2018. Chris, together with his wife and children, make up a happy family of five. 

Chris Hayes along with wife Kate Shaw and children celebrate Christmas in 2018 (Photo: Chris Hayes' Instagram)

With their kids growing Chris and his wife have gladly taken up the role of parents while also maintaining a loving marriage.

Relationship With Wife

The author seems to have no intention of hiding his relationship status. He can be seen with his wife in plenty of events and further, he has mentioned the name of his wife in lots of interviews.

In an interview published by Ibtimes on 12th September 2015, he labeled himself to be lucky to have a wife who has helped him to become a fantastic person despite having insane work and hectic working hours on the job. He said:

“Having known each other as long as we have has insulated me from what this job can do to you. She’s by far the most accomplished person in our household. Everything that I am as a human being has been constituted by that relationship. I often think about the stress of the job and that the crazy psychological effects of being on television would easily drive a person insane, or make them into a monster, in the absence of having an amazing relationship. I’m lucky.”

Well, looking at their strong bond it's quite sure that the couple is a match made in heaven. They share a healthy relationship like in this picture below where they are enjoying quality time together.

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Chris Hayes with his wife Kate Shaw attending a party in 2014 (Source:

Well, this news might have broken few hearts of his fan followers who might have a secret crush towards this host. Some fans might also be giving well-wishes for the married couple.

There aren't any rumors of him getting divorced or about his being gay. Thus, he is a happily married man and enjoying his fatherhood.

Were There Any Ups and Downs in His Career?

As published by Huffingpost on 19th September 2011, Chris Hayes along with his co-star Rachel Maddow had a thorough discussion about the difficulties faced by the television host to present and get the show right. He has even expressed the problem encountered while interviewing high profile politician also, even though he conducted and hosted plenty of shows. He said:

“It’s very hard to do a good interview, I find, with a politician,I always feel like I’ve kind of been defused.”

Well, there never has been any downfall in the career of this man. What we have observed is only an upward trend in his career chart. As posted by on 12th September 2015, Chris was declared as the "dead host walking for the better part of a year" by the industry.

The title had claimed to be right when in 2013, his show “All In” consistently was ranked in the number three position in all the cable news channel. Whereas, in the quarter of 2015, he had managed to gather the total viewers of 540000 overnight which happened to drop the show rating by 12% since the previous year.

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However, in the year 2016, he pulled his show rating of “All In” to 32% which previously had declined to 12%. The host surpassed the most popular host Chirs Matthews and Cooper. In the year 28th September 2015, his show "All In” even grabbed the Emmy Awards.

Chris Hayes won an Emmy Award for the show" All In" in 2015 (Source:

Thus, even though there have been ups and down in his career he still seems to be the favorite host for all of his fan following and his good wishes. Further, his wife's love and support have always been a motivating factor to Chris as he turns to Kate for advice during tough times.

Chris Hayes's Bio:

Chris Hayes was born on February 1979 in The Bronx, New York City to an Irish father and an Italian-American mother. He attended Hunter College High School in New York City and Brown University for his undergraduate education.

He has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Further, Chris also makes a salary above $100k, which is estimated to be $151,419 per year.

Chris devoted his time on a book “ A Colony in Nation” which got published in the year 2017. Chris is also working on the MSNBC channel and is the editor of The Nation magazine. Chris has also written several articles for leading magazines including Time, American Prospect, Washington Monthly, Chicago Reader, and many more.

He currently resides with his wife and his two children at Washington D.C.