Kathleen Matthews: Everything About Chris Matthews’s Wife

Former MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews married to wife, Kathleen Matthews since 1980 without a rumor of their separation and an extramarital affair. However, Chris announced live on his show “Hardball” that he was retiring after a female columnist, Laura Bassett accused him of making inappropriate comments to her in front of colleagues in the workplace.

Chris said on his show that he compliments on woman appearance that some men, including him. Some might have incorrectly thought were ok, were never ok. Here we are going to talk about Chris’s wife, Kathleen. Also, have a quick look below the facts.

Kathleen Cunningham Quick Facts

Name Kathleen Cunningham
Birthdate August 9, 1953 (Age 66)
Birthplace San Francisco, California
Profession Former Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Alma Mater Stanford University
Spouse Chris Matthews
Children Three
Net Worth $20 million

Kathleen Matthews is a Former News Anchor

Kathleen Ann Matthews was born and raised in San Francisco, California. After graduating from Stanford University in 1975, she landed her first job at ABC’s Washington DC Affiliate WJLA as a production manager in 1976.

Image of Kathleen served as an anchor for WJLA-TV for fifteen years

Caption: Kathleen served as an anchor for WJLA-TV for fifteen years

Afterward, she worked as a TV anchor for WJLA-TV in 1991, reported Washington Post. She and Leon Harris co-anchor WJLA’s 5 p.m. newscast and also co-host the Sunday morning newsmagazine “Capital Sunday.” Apart from her departure, Kathleen contributed special reports for WJLA as well as appeared on “Metropolitan Edition.

She retired from WJLA after fifteen years. In 2002, Kathleen was named Washington of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine and “Woman Who Means Business” by the Washington Business Journal.

Kathleen was a Democratic Congresswoman

Matthews’s wife had launched a bid for a congress.  In 2015, Matthews announced that she was a Democratic Party candidate for Maryland’s 8th congressional district.

She even did a campaign for Congress and has identified that 48 frequent guests of Matthews’s program donated Kathleen. Chris is a Democratic congressman and donated $79,050 on December 31, 2015, which is about 5 percent of $1.5 million Matthews has raised at the time.

Kathleen Cunningham Married Chris Matthews in 1980

Kathleen has been married to her husband, Chris Matthews, for over four decades. However, she has kept most of the information about his life, like dating, married life, and others.

Image of Kathleen Cunningham and Chris Matthews are together since 1980

Caption: Kathleen Cunningham and Chris Matthews are together since 1980

Chris is a retired talk show host and a former commentator. He hosted the weeknight hour-long talk show Hardball with Chris on NBC. Neither Kathleen nor Chris opened up about their dating affairs and past life.

Kathleen Has Three Children

Chris and Kathleen are parents of three children, Thomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews, and Michael Matthews. Thomas is an actor and producer who is famous for Lost Holiday, American Hustle, and Ghostwritten.

Image of Kathleen and Chris’s three children

Caption: Kathleen and Chris’s three children

Kathleen’s daughter, Caroline, worked as an interned for President Obama’s federal deficit commission, and also, she is involved in many charitable organizations. In 2011, she participated in a biking race and cycled from Philadelphia to Washington and also helped found, Concerned Youth of America.

The youngest son Michael Kerry Matthews is a history major and an aspiring filmmaker. He studied at Brown University, where he played rugby. He is married to a beautiful woman Sarah Staveley. Kathleen and Chris live in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with their kids and two grandchildren.

How Much is Kathleen Matthews’s Net Worth?

The 66 years old makes a good fortune from her journalist career. She served as a TV anchor for WJLA for fifteen years. Throughout her career, she hosted several programs and established herself as one of the successful anchors in the media industry.

In 2017, Mrs. Matthews was the interim chair-elect of the Maryland Democratic Party. She then held the Marriott job for nine years. Hence, the former anchor has kept her salary and net worth both under the wrap. On the other hand, Chris Matthews’s estimated net worth is $20 million. He makes a salary of $5 million per year.

Kathleen is Active on Twitter

Mrs. Matthews is very much active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. She often posts photos of her family on Instagram. On her Instagram bio, she states, “Candidate for US Congress in Maryland’s 8th District.” Kathleen is a dog lover and has a cute god named Georgie.

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