Chris Licht Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family

Chris Licht is an American personality, working as a television journalist and producer. Despite this, he worked as a showrunner and executive producer on the famous show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, including another position as CBS’ Executive Vice President of Special Programming. He is best known for starring in the launch of the CBS This Morning reboot. In February 2022, Licht was named president of CNN because the member in the position had resigned from the given role.

Chris Licht Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family

Early life

Famed executive producer and showrunner Chris Licht was born in Newtown, Connecticut to his loving and caring parents Susan Licht and Dr. Peter Light born. He graduated from SI Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science. While Chris Licht hasn’t revealed his age and year of birth, we assume he could live to be in his early 50s.

Chris Licht career

Licht began his career when he applied for a permanent position at KNBC in Los Angeles. He has also worked with local NBC affiliates in the LA and San Francisco markets. Chris Licht later joined MSNBC in 2005 and became Executive Producer on Scarborough Country. He later became the founding executive producer of Morning Joe – the program focused on the current political conversation.

Licht joined CBS in 2011 and was given the role of Vice President of Programming at CBS News. He also became executive producer of CBS’s This Morning, the position he was honored with when he launched the platform in 2012. Despite this, he also joined the “Late Show” in 2016.

As the show’s executive on CBS This Morning, Licht has had the honor of making the show a success and giving CBS the most competitive place in the morning show race in nearly 30 years of its lifespan. Licht shared this success with other hosts on the show, including Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, and Charlie Rose, where they came forward to speak freely about the event.

A month after the success of This Morning on CBS, Licht was named executive producer and showrunner of The Late Show, which went on to become the biggest weekly show, drawing huge audiences since February 19 of that year. While he was executive producer, he focused on managing the issues that presenter Stephen Colbert used to handle on his own. After CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned as President in the first week of February 2022, Licht was nominated to succeed him on February 26, 2022.

Chris light biography

Real nameChristopher Andreas Licht
date of birthOctober 1971
Age (as of now)52 years
place of birthNewtown, Connecticut, United States
jobtelevision producer
sun sign

Physical Statistics

heightin feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm
Weightin kilograms – 75kg – in pounds – 165 pounds
shoe size9 (USA)
Hair colorlight brown
eye colorblue
body typeaverage

Chris Licht Family

fatherDr. peter light
motherSuzanne light


UniversityUniversity of Syracuse

Relationship status

marital statusMarried
Who is Chris Licht’s wife?Jenny Blanco

Personal life

Famed TV journalist Chris Licht is a happily married man who has a wife named Jenny Blanco and has two teenage sons. His wife Jenny Blanco worked for CNN for many years as a producer for Anderson Cooper and later became director of the talent recruitment and development team.

The couple started dating in 2004 when they both took on the engagement for the Summer Olympics in Athens. They exchanged marriage rituals in April 2006 in Del Mar, California. As of 2017, the couple has been living happily in Manhattan with their entire family, including their two teenage sons. Jenny Blanco was 32 when she married and the famous producer of WNBC-TV’s 11 PM news program.

On the other hand, groom Chris Licht was 34 at the time of the marriage and was a senior producer on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” cable network in Secaucus. Ms. Licht has decided to continue her professional life under her previous name Jenny Blanco. She attended and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

She was raised by her loving and caring parents Tom Blanco and the late Jean Blanco. Her father, Tom, works as a senior manager in the government department of EDS, while her mother – the late Jean Blanco – used to teach first graders at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Lemon Grove, California. Jenny Blanco’s father Tom has now married (for the second time) to Susan Woodruff (making Jenny her stepdaughter), who is an epidemiologist by profession.

Chris Licht net worth

Although Chris Licht has not publicly announced his net worth, many media sources assume that he could be a millionaire by now. During his media career, he has garnered great rewards, name, and fame for his work. He is a Peabody Award winner and a three-time Emmy Award winner. Despite this, he was also nominated for various Emmy awards while helming the show at CBS.

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