Who is Matthew Chance?
Matthew Chance is a Senior International Correspondent for CNN based in London, United Kingdom. Before joining CNN, Chance was working as a freelance journalist and his base of operation was in the Asian continent.
He joined CNN in 2001 and he has worked for the station for more than two decades. Upon joining the station, Matthew took over the role of Steve Harrigan who was working as a correspondent based in Northern Afghanistan. Steve had left the station to join Fox News Channel.
Matthew Chance Age / Height
Chance is currently 53 years old. He was born on March 14, 1970, in the United Kingdom. Matthew stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Matthew Chance Education
Chance attended the University of London where he earned a BA in Archaeology and Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Matthew Chance Wife
Chance is a married man but he has not revealed the specifics of his wife. All we know for sure is that Chance and his wife are blessed with a daughter named Anna Chance.
Matthew Chance’s Salary and Net Worth
Chance earns an average salary of $98,627. His wages have increased steadily for the new roles that he has embarked on throughout his tenure at CNN. Matthew has a net worth of $1 million as of 2023. His job at CNN has provided him with a stable source of income.
Matthew Chance’s Career At CNN
Matthew is the lead international affairs correspondent at CNN. For over 20 years, he has covered important topics for CNN’s international news networks from a variety of locations, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, Ukraine, Europe, and the Far East.
Numerous foreign leaders have been interviewed by him, including Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Pervez Musharraf, the former president of Pakistan.
Chance has been reporting from both Russia and Ukraine on a regular basis, providing in-depth coverage of the conflict there. When Russian bombings surrounding the Ukrainian capital began the invasion, he was live-broadcasting from Kyiv on CNN.
In the days that followed, he covered the aftermath of a bloody conflict on the outskirts of Kyiv as well as live reporting during which Russian and Ukrainian forces engaged in severe gunfight at the Antonov airbase.
Chance was reporting from Kyiv in June 2023 when Yevgeny Prigozhin, the private military group Wagner’s creator, declared an armed uprising against Putin. After that, Chance went to Moscow to report on the abortive coup against the Kremlin.
After two months, he covered Prigozhin’s death after an aircraft crashed outside of Moscow. He went to both the temporary memorial for the late Wagner head and the wrecked site of the crash.
Chance worked as a freelance journalist from London, Bangkok, and Sri Lanka from 1996 until 2001. The bloodshed in East Timor, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and the Kosovo refugee crisis are just a few of the events he covered for CNN.