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- Where is Chris now?
- How tall is Chris?
- How much money does Chris earn?
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Who is Chris Licht?
Christopher Andrew Licht abbreviated as Chris Licht is a famous American television newsman and producer. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN since May 2022. He is prominently known as the showrunner and executive producer of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as well as CBS’s executive vice president of special programming. Moreover, he is known for playing launched Morning Joe on MSNBC and the reboot of CBS This Morning.
How Old Is Chris Licht?
He is 51 years old as of October 2022, having been born in October 1971, in Newton, Connecticut, U.S. Chris shares his birth month with celebrities such as; Addison Rae, Kim Kardashian, PewDiePie, Cardi B, Noah Schnapp, and many more.
Chris Licht Family
Who are Chris Licht’s Parents?
He was born to Dr. Peter David Licht (Father) and Susan Mary (Mother).
Does Chris Licht have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or not. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Chris Licht Education
He attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science in 1993.
Chris Licht Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life, Jenny Blanco (born on April 29, 1985) a Dominican actress, TV Host, model, and beauty pageant. They married in 2006.
Chris Licht Kids
He and his wife Jenny have two kids. Two sons. However, his sons’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Chris Licht Career
He began his career at KNBC in Los Angeles around the time of the O.J Simpson trial. Also, he worked with local NBC affiliates in LA and San Francisco markets. He then joined MSNBC in 2005, as the executive producer for Scarborough Country. And later was the founding executive producer of Morning Joe which he and host Joe Scarborough helped create before its launch in 2007. In 2011, he joined CBS and was named vice president of programming at CBS News.
The next year, he was the executive producer of CBS This Morning starting when the show launched, and later joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016. While in charge of CBS This Morning, he was credited with making the show unexpectedly successful by giving CBS its most competitive place in the morning show race in almost 30 years. The success occurred partly because Chris allowed the show’s hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell to talk freely about news events and about themselves. Later after a month after he was named executive producer and showrunner of The Later Show, since February of that year, the show saw its largest weekly audience.
A Career as CNN Chairman and CEO
In February 2022, after the abrupt resignation of CNN president, Chris was named his successor on February 26, 2022. On his first day as chairman and CEO of CNN, he sent a memo to all employees saying “Sadly too many people have lost trust in the news media”. Moreover, he has expressed a desire to change negative perceptions of CNN among Republicans. However, he received criticism in late 2022, as CNN terminated the contracts of several long-time correspondents Brian Stelter, Jeffrey Toobin, and John Harwood. The Washington Post described the moves “as the latest evidence of a shift to a less politically charged tone under new leader Chris Licht”.
Chris Licht Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7inches (1.7m) and a weight of 75kg (165lbs).
Chris Licht’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an estimated annual salary of $3 million and an estimated net worth of $15 million.