Chris Matthews was hospitalized in 2002 due to malaria. He was admitted to the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Matthews likely contracted the disease during his travels to Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Chris Matthews is an American talk show host and author. He is the host of "Hardball with Chris Matthews," as of 2015, and was host of "The Chris Matthews Show" from 2002 to 2013. He is frequently featured on MSNBC and NBC programs. Matthews was born on Dec. 17 1945 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.