Matthew Lyons is a Washington, DC-based attorney, who is currently a branch chief at Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is recognized as the husband of chef Carla Hall from The Chew.

Matthew Lyons’ education and career

Matthew was born in July 1976. He studied Associate of Arts in Communication and Media Studies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He then went to Western Michigan University and completed Bachelor of Arts in 1991, majoring in English Language and Literature. 

The husband of Carla Hall, Matthew Lyons smiling for the camera

In 1997, he earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School.  Lyons was a professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 1995 and was a member of the committee of energy & commerce there. 

Matthew Lyons’ wife Carla Hall walked runways before pursuing a career as chef

From 1995 to 1997, Lyons was a public policy analyst at Clark & Weinstock. He became legislative director of the U.S. House of Representative from May 1998 to September 2000 and served as the director of government relations at non-profit making organization, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, from 2000 to 2003. 

Matthew Lyons, the branch chief at FDA smiling as he looks at the camera

Lyons was a senior manager at a pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, for less than a year between 2003 and 2004. He was a legislative analyst at FDA from May 2005 to June 2006 and held the position of senior legislative analyst for oversight from July 2006 to September 2008. 

He served as Washington, D.C. branch chief at FDA from September 2008 to November 2014 and went on to serve as a Director of Stakeholder Relations for about nine months. Since July 2015, he has once again been serving as the branch chief.

Lyons’ net worth is still under review but his wife Carla Hall’s net worth has been disclosed. 

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Matthew Lyons lives with his wife and son in Washington, D.C.

Matthew met his wife Carla Hall through an online dating service called Since many people don’t believe in internet dating, perhaps, the couple also hadn’t thought that they would be life-long partners.

Carla Hall and husband Matthew Lyons enjoying at Harvest East End. First met through an online dating service, they are really made for each other.

The exact date of Matthew and Carla’s wedding is not revealed but it is assumed that they married in 2006. Reportedly, the pair’s wedding was attended only by their close family and friends and Carla had prepared dishes for all guests by herself.

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The couple shares a son named Noah, who was born from Lyon’s previous relationship. Details about Noah’s biological mother is not disclosed. As of today, the family of three resides in Washington, D.C.