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Chris Stirewalt


Chris Stirewalt is a journalist and political analyst. Chris Stirewalt currently serves as the politics editor for “NewsNation” and is a contributing editor for “The Dispatch.”

Early Life

Chris Stirewalt was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States, on November 17, 1975. His full name is Christopher W. Stirewalt and holds US nationality. His birth sign is Scorpio and he is currently 48 years old.

He was born to his mother Joan Marie McCarthy while his father’s name is unknown at the moment. In addition, his parents were natives of West Virginian and loved listening to and singing to Johnny Cash. In addition, he was raised with his sister Kirsten Powers.

Chris Stirewalt – Education

Moving on to his academics, he went to The Whitfield School. Later, he attended The Linsly School and completed his matriculation in 1993. He then enrolled at the Hampden-Sydney College and completed his graduation in 1997.

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, Chris Stirewalt started working at ‘Wheeling Intelligencer,’ which is located in West Virginia. In 1998, he joined ‘Charleston Daily Mail’ as a political editor and worked for six years. After this, he worked for three years for ‘West Virginia Media Holdings’ in West Virginia

He then started working as a political editor for the political weekly magazine, ‘The Washington Examiner,’ in the year 2007. Afterwards, he joined the ‘Fox News Channel’ as a digital political editor.

During his tenure on the Fox News Channel, he worked for popular shows like “The Kelly File” and “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What.” From 2016 to 2020, he co-hosted the podcast “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What.”

Caption: Chris Stirewalt working as a reporter for Fox News Channel (Source: Adweek)

His role at Fox Channel included serving as the network’s “main on-air analyst of polls and voting trends.” Moreover, he presented Fox’s weekly Power Play show. Fox News fired him in January 2021.

In February 2021, Stirewalt joined The Dispatch as a contributing editor.  He began working as the political editor for NewsNation on May 24, 2022. On January 18, 2024, NewsNation announced that Stirewalt would host a new Sunday public affairs show “The Hill Sunday,” which will start airing on March 3, 2024.

Besides his reporting, he is an author. In September 2018, he published his book, “Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists” by Twelve. He is the author of “Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America” and “How to Fight Back,” which was published by Hachette an imprint of Center Street in August 2022.

Net Worth 2024

According to reliable sources, his current net worth is above $600,000 and is continuously increasing due to the several projects he is now working on. However, he has not disclosed his annual salary or income.

Relationship Status

Chris Stirewalt has been quite a secretive person and has not disclosed much about his relationship. At the moment, this journalist is possibly single and unmarried.

In 2017, Chris was believed to be dating Dana Perino, his co-host on the “Perino & Stirewalt” show. However, he subsequently denied the rumour. There is also speculation on the internet that the prominent journalist is married and that he exchanged wedding vows with a mysterious woman last year in 2018, but this has not been proven, and Chris has not spoken about dating any women.

There are also rumours that Chris could be gay – these claims were developed since Chris hasn’t so far talked about dating any woman, nor about his sexuality, thus there is no proof whatsoever that Chris is gay or straight.

Body Measurements

Caption: Chris Stirewalt talking in a podcast (Source: News and Sentinel)

This journalist has a pair of blue eyes with auburn hair colour. However, there is very little information available regarding his height, weight, dress size, shoe size, and others.

Chris Stirewalt – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@cstirewalt’ there are over 4k followers. Likewise, there are over 81.6k followers on his Twitter page ‘@ChrisStirewalt’ and he is not present on Facebook at the moment.