Nicolle Wallace is an American television political commentator and author, currently serving as the anchor for the MSNBC news and politics program “Deadline: White House.” She has also previously co-hosted the ABC daytime talk show “The View.”
Age- 51 years
Height- 1.57 m
Weight- 54 Kg
Born- 4 February 1972
Birthplace- Orange County, California, United States
Spouse- Michael S. Schmidt (m. 2022), Mark Wallace (m. 2005–2019)
Profession- Former White House Communications Director
Nicolle Devenish came into the world on February 4, 1972, in Orange County, California. She is the daughter of Veronica (née Zadis) and Clive Devenish, and she has three younger siblings named Zachary, Courtney, and Ashley. Her mother served as a teacher’s assistant for third grade in public schools, while her father pursued a career as an antiques dealer.
In 2005, Wallace tied the knot with Mark Wallace, an American businessman, former diplomat, and lawyer. The couple welcomed a son in 2012 but eventually divorced in 2019. In April 2022, Wallace entered into matrimony once again, this time with journalist Michael S. Schmidt.
Nicolle Wallace graduated from Miramonte High School in 1990. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994. Subsequently, she obtained a master’s degree from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in 1996.
Having begun her career as an on-air reporter in California, Wallace initially delved into the political arena by working in California state politics. In 1999, she relocated to Florida, where she served as Governor Jeb Bush’s press secretary before taking on the role of Communications Director for the Florida State Technology Office in 2000. Wallace played a pivotal role in the 2000 Florida election recount.
Her trajectory led her to the White House during George W. Bush’s first term, where she served as a special assistant to the President and director of media affairs. In this capacity, she oversaw regional press strategy and outreach. Joining Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign in 2003, she assumed the role of communications director. The New York Times, in describing her approach, noted that she “delivered her political attacks without snarling.”
On January 5, 2005, Wallace was appointed by President Bush as White House Communications Director. The New York Times reported her appointment under the headline “New Aide Aims to Defrost the Press Room,” highlighting her intention to improve the relationship between the White House and the press.
Transitioning to the John McCain 2008 presidential campaign, Wallace served as a senior advisor, frequently appearing on network and cable news programs as the campaign’s primary spokesperson. In late October 2008, tensions arose within the campaign as aides criticized vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, with one unnamed McCain aide stating that Palin had “gone rogue.” This indicated a perceived prioritization of her own political interests over the McCain/Palin ticket, contradicting the positions of her running mate and defying campaign managers’ directions.
Reflecting on the 2008 election years later, Wallace revealed that she did not vote for a presidential candidate because of reservations stemming from Sarah Palin’s actions.
On September 3, 2014, ABC announced Nicolle Wallace’s addition as a co-host on The View, alongside newcomer Rosie Perez. She made her debut on the premiere of the 18th season on September 15, 2014, and concluded her stint at the end of the season. Following her departure, Wallace became a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, frequently contributing to shows like The 11th Hour with Brian Williams and Morning Joe. Since May 9, 2017, she has anchored the MSNBC afternoon news and opinion program Deadline: White House. The show gained significant viewership, reaching 2 million viewers in July 2020, and was subsequently expanded to a two-hour format. Notably, Wallace served as an executive producer for the MSNBC special “Ukraine: Answering the Call,” aired on July 3, 2022, as a fundraiser to support Ukraine during the 2022 invasion by Russia.
Net Worth 2023
Nicolle Wallace is believed to have a net worth in the vicinity of $30 million.
Nicolle Wallace welcomes baby at 51
On November 21, the anchor of “Deadline: White House” shared a heartwarming update with her viewers as she joined her show remotely from home. Nicole Wallace and her husband, Michael S. Schmidt, joyfully welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Isabella Sloane Schmidt, born via surrogate.
This marks Nicole’s second experience with motherhood, as she became a mother for the first time in 2012 when she and her former husband, Mark Wallace, welcomed their son, Liam.
During her temporary absence, Alicia Menendez stepped in as a guest anchor, acknowledging Nicole’s brief departure at the beginning of each segment. Viewers of the program may have noticed Nicole’s temporary absence, and Alicia Menendez welcomed her back for a brief return during the segment.