Meet Kathleen Matthew, wife of Chris Matthews, former news anchor and Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs, Marriott International. Read her biography, see photos and a video of her below.

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Kathleen Matthews has been a outspoken advocate for women’s issues and a strong career woman. That’s interesting in that she’s married to Chris Matthews, who is known for many things, one of which is his propensity to make inappropriate statements about women on air on a fairly regular basis, is considered to probably be a misogynist and who gets all tingly when he hears Barack Obama speak. By contrast, Mrs. Matthews has been a Hillary Clinton supporter. I wonder if he is as over wrought in his political discussions over the dinner table as he is on his show on MSNBC.

Kathleen Matthews Biography

Kathleen Matthews was born on August 9, 1953 in San Francisco, California. She graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1975. In 1980, she married Chris Matthews who is the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC.

Matthews is an was a reporter and news anchor for ABC for over 25 years. She covered news in the Washington D.C. area. She has been awarded an Edward R. Murrow and has been awarded nine local Emmys for her work in television. She won the Associated Press Awards, George Foster Peabody, David Brinkley, Women in Communications and the American Women in Radio & Television’s Gracie Allen awards. She was named a Washingtonian of the Year in 2002.

Matthews left her position with ABC news on December 1, 2006 to take a position as Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Marriott International.

Matthews serves on a number of Boards including the Boards of several charitable organizations. She sits on the Boards of the Black Student Fund, Support Our Aging Religious, Girl Scouts, Best Friends Foundation and Suited for Change (an organization that provides clothing for women who are leaving the welfare system to join the work force). She is active in her children’s schools, her church and Catholic charities.

The Matthews’ live in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have three children, Michael, Thomas and Caroline.

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Kathleen Matthews – Video

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