Is Mike Wallace Jewish?

Mike Wallace was Jewish. The journalist Mike Wallace died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 93 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mike Wallace was born Myron Leon Wallace in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace. His father was a grocer and insurance broker. The family shortened their family name from Wallechinsky to Wallik and eventually to Wallace. Wallace earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he worked for the Michigan Daily student newspaper and was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

Mike Wallace retired from his anchor desk on "60 Minutes" in 2006 after spending 38 seasons with the program. Wallace interviewed PLO leader Yasser Arafat and was accused of allowing Arafat to declare anti-Israel propaganda without rebuke.

Mike Wallace's son Chris is the host of Fox News Sunday for the Fox News network.


  1. read what israel national news says about him:

  2. NO evidence that Wallace's surname was ever "Wallechinsky" or changed to Wallace from anything other than Wallik. His immigrant father's name was Friedan Wallik.


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