Kathleen Matthews Biography
Kathleen Matthews whose birth name is Kathleen Ann Matthews is the former chief communications and former reporter for 25 years at WJLA-TV.
She is also the public affairs officer for hotel company Marriott International. Prior to joining Marriott International. She was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 8th congressional district in the 2016 elections. She is the former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.
Kathleen Matthews Age
Kathleen Ann was born in San Francisco, California on August 9, 1953.She is currently 64 years old as of 2019.
Kathleen Matthews Education
Kathleen Ann is a 1975 graduate of Stanford University. In 2004 she was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Kathleen Ann has honorary degrees from the University of South Carolina and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
Kathleen Matthews Husband
Kathleen Ann is enjoying a successful marital life. She has been married to her husband, Chris Matthews, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and MSNBC journalist, for more nearly four decades. Kathleen and Matthew got married on 21st June 1980. The couple is blessed with three children who are all grown up as of now.
Their first son, Michael Matthews was born on 1983 and is an American actor. The couple gave birth to their second child, a son, Thomas Matthews on 1986 and the youngest member of the family Caroline Matthews was born on 1989. The family is leading a blissful family life.Kathleen Ann and her husband are living in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Besides her husband, there is no any known past affairs or boyfriends of her. She has maintained her clean relationship status.
Kathleen Matthews Journalism Career
Kathleen Matthews has the glorious career in the journalism sector. She spent 25 years of her career in this field. She started out as a production assistant at ABC’s Washington DC affiliate WJLA in 1976. She served for the station as a producer, writer, and reporter and as an anchor. She was the host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated program Working Woman and was also the host of the political show Capital Sunday.
Kathleen Ann Matthews has been awarded nine local Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, and other several awards during her career in journalism. She was even named the 2002 Washingtonian of the Year and ‘Woman who means business ’ by Washington Business Journal.
In July 2006 Matthews was named Executive Vice President Global Communications and Public Affairs at Marriott,responsible the company’s external and internal communications, including global brand and corporate public relations, corporate social responsibility, and government affairs. Kathleen Ann Matthews also co-chaired Marriott’s Executive Green Council.In March 2015 she resigned from Marriott.
Kathleen Ann served on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board to the Secretary of Commerce, as well as the boards of the U.S. Travel Association, the International Tourism Partnership, and the Economic Club of Washington. She is active in the World Economic Forum Policy Councils.
On June 3, 2015, Kathleen Ann declared her candidacy for Maryland’s 8th congressional district from Democratic Party. She was competing with Jamie Ruskin. Both were the supporter of gun control, clean energy, campaign finance reform and greater investment in education and health research. However, she was defeated by her competitor Raskin on April 26, 2017.
Kathleen Ann Matthews is currently running for the candidacy for state party chair. And in the recent interview held on February 16, 2017, she stated she is focused on the chair’s job.
Kathleen Matthews Net Worth
It is unknown how much Kathleen Ann Matthews earns in a month or a year as no any source has disclosed the fact. However, her husband, Chris Matthews is reported to earn at least $5 million salary per year and has the estimated net worth of $16 million.
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