Matthew Lyons was born in July 1976, and is an attorney based in Washington, DC, best known from serving as the branch chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He earned a lot of popularity after marrying television personality Carla Hall.
The Net Worth of Matthew Lyons
How rich is Matthew Lyons? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, mostly earned through his work at the FDA. His wife also helped elevate his wealth, and she has a net worth estimated at $2.5 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Not many details are known about Matthew’s childhood, except that he attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan, and during his time there, studied Communication and Media Studies in which he attained his associate’s degree. He then continued his studies at Western Michigan University, where he completed a degree in English and Literature. After graduating, he went on to study law, and got his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in 1997.
Career in Law
After completing his studies, Lyons started working as a staff member of the US House of Representatives. He worked there for three years, and became a member of the committee of energy and commerce, after which he worked as a public policy analyst at Clark & Weinstock for two years, before returning to the US House of Representatives for which he became the legislative director. In 2000, he became the director of government relations at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and would serve in that capacity for the next three years.
In 2003, he was then hired as the senior manager of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which he was a part of for one year, before in 2005 becoming a legislative analyst at the FDA for another year, before promotion to senior legislative analyst for oversight. He served in that position until 2008 when he was transferred to Washington, DC to serve as a branch chief at the FDA until 2014, and would then work as a Director of Stakeholder Relations for the next month, before then returning to his position as branch chief in 2015.
According to reports, Matthew met Carla through the dating website Match.com, after which they dated for several years before deciding to marry in 2006 – Carla has stated that Matthew is the first guy she went out with. However, it was later revealed that Matthew was previously married and he had a son from the previous marriage. After he married Carla, his son became her stepson.
Carla Hall is a former model turned chef and television personality. She is best known for appearing as a part of the cooking competition show entitled “Top Chef”, during two separate seasons. She is also the co-host of the one hour food-centered talk show entitled “The Chew”, on the ABC network. According to various sources, Carla discovered her love for food while working as a model, and decided to pursue the culinary arts when she returned to the United States after her modelling gig. Matthew’s wife also handles several businesses alongside her television appearances, and she has a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City. However, they now reside in Washington, DC.
Matthew doesn’t have any accounts on any of the major social media websites Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is one reason why there is very little information available about his personal life. Interestingly, there are numerous other people named Matthew Lyons that have also found a bit of popularity in their respective fields. There is a Matthew Lyons who works in the field of art and there is also one who is a writer for online publications. There is also another Matthew Lyons who serves as a doctor specifically an orthopedic surgeon. None of them are actually related to Carla Hall’s husband.
On the other hand, Matthew’s wife is very active on social media, as is common with numerous television personalities. She has a Facebook page which often posts pictures of her daily endeavors, including of her alongside her husband. She also promotes some of her recent work and projects, including her travels. Her Twitter account also serves in the same capacity, as it promotes various recipes and also her show – “The Chew”. She has a personal website too, which showcases some of her recipes, recent news, and her upcoming events.