Nicolle Wallace

Birth Day February 4th, 1972
Birth Place Orange County, California
Age 52 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

About Nicolle Wallace 

Nicolle Wallace is an American television host and author, recognized for her notable roles as the anchor of the MSNBC program Deadline: White House and as a former co-host of The View on ABC. With her expertise as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, she frequently contributes to shows like Today, The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle, and Morning Joe. Having previously held positions such as White House Communications Director under President George W. Bush and senior advisor for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, Wallace has demonstrated her extensive political experience. Alongside her television career, she has also authored a series of contemporary political novels, including Eighteen Acres, It's Classified, and Madam President. She was an executive producer on July 3, 2022, MSNBC's primetime special "Ukraine: Answering the Call", a fundraiser to support Ukraine during the 2022 invasion by Russia. She was portrayed by Sarah Paulson in the 2012 film Game Change. 

Nicolle Wallace Early Life & Family

Nicolle Wallace, originally named Nicolle Devenish, was born on February 4, 1972, in Orange County, California, USA. She holds American nationality and has a mixed ethnic background. Nicolle is the eldest of four siblings, including Zachary, Courtney, and Ashley, and she grew up in Orinda, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mother, Veronica (née Zadis), worked as a teacher's assistant in public schools, while her father, Clive Devenish, was an antique dealer. Her grandfather, Thomas Devenish, was also an antiques dealer, known for his involvement with "Devenish and Company" in Manhattan. Nicolle's family has Greek roots, and she celebrates her 51st birthday in 2023. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she follows the Christian religion.

After completing her high school education at Miramonte High School in 1990, Nicolle pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1994. She furthered her education at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, earning a master's degree in 1996.

American TV host and Author, Nicolle Wallace

Nicolle Wallace Career 

  • After a brief stint as an on-air reporter in California, Wallace began her political career in California state politics. 
  • In 1999, she relocated to Florida and served as Governor Jeb Bush's press secretary. 
  • She later became the Communications Director for the Florida State Technology Office in 2000. 
  • Wallace played a role in the 2000 Florida election recount.
  • During George W. Bush's first term, she joined the White House staff as a special assistant to the President and director of media affairs, overseeing regional press strategy and outreach.
  • In 2003, she became the communications director for Bush's 2004 presidential campaign, earning praise for her ability to deliver political attacks without hostility. 
  • On January 5, 2005, she was appointed as the White House Communications Director, aiming to improve the relationship between the administration and the press.
  • Known for advocating for more openness with reporters, she left the White House in July 2006 to join her husband in New York City, receiving accolades for her talent in politics from colleagues.
  • Wallace's involvement in politics extended to serving as a senior advisor for the John McCain 2008 presidential campaign, where she frequently appeared as the campaign's spokesperson and defender on network and cable news programs. 
  • In late October 2008, she faced criticism along with other campaign aides regarding vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, with one aide claiming Palin had acted independently and disregarded campaign instructions. 
  • In response, Wallace issued a statement acknowledging the discord within the campaign but remained committed to her role. 
  • Her experiences during the campaign were later depicted in the film "Game Change", where she praised the film for capturing the essence of the campaign. 
  • Notably, she revealed that she did not vote for a presidential candidate in 2008 due to reservations surrounding Sarah Palin.
  • Nicolle Wallace, in addition to her political career, is an accomplished author. She wrote the 2010 novel Eighteen Acres, which explores the lives of three influential women in the White House: the first female U.S. President, her chief of staff, and a White House correspondent. 
  • Wallace aimed to offer readers an enjoyable and fictionalized glimpse into the inner workings of the White House. The book received positive reviews, with critics praising its portrayal of high-level political pressures. 
  • In 2011, Wallace released the sequel It's Classified, drawing inspiration from her experience in the McCain/Palin campaign, and in 2015, she published Madam President, her third novel. 
  • Her books were well-received by readers and garnered praise from notable figures in the media industry, including George Stephanopoulos, Rachel Maddow, and Andrea Mitchell.
  • In September 2014, she joined ABC's The View as a co-host, alongside Rosie Perez. 
  • She made her debut on the show's 18th season premiere in September 2014 but left at the end of the season. 
  • After her departure from The View, she became a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, regularly appearing on programs such as The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Morning Joe, and Today Show. 
  • In November 2016, she served as an analyst for MSNBC's live election coverage. Since May 2017, Wallace has been the anchor of Deadline: White House, a news and opinion program on MSNBC. The show gained significant viewership, reaching 2 million viewers in July 2020, and was later expanded to a two-hour format. 
  • In addition to her on-air role, she also served as an executive producer for the MSNBC primetime special "Ukraine: Answering the Call," which aimed to support Ukraine during the 2022 invasion by Russia.

Nicolle Wallace Wife & Children

Nicolle Wallace is a married woman who recently tied the knot with her husband, Michael S. Schmidt, in April 2022. Michael is a journalist, and the couple is currently enjoying a happy life together. She is straight when it comes to her sexual orientation. Prior to her marriage to Michael, she was previously married to Mark Wallace, an American businessman, former diplomat, and lawyer. They got married in 2005 and welcomed a son in 2012. In February 2013, both Nicolle and Mark publicly supported the legalization of same-sex marriage by submitting an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, Nicolle and Mark eventually divorced in 2019. Despite this, Nicolle has found love and happiness once again with her current husband, Michael.

Nicolle Wallace and her husband, Michael Schmidt

Nicolle Wallace Net Worth 

Nicolle Wallace, a television host, and author, has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2023. Her primary sources of wealth come from her career in the entertainment industry and her successful book career. With her annual salary earning her thousands of dollars, she maintains a modest lifestyle. Nicolle is content with her earnings and continues to excel in her professional endeavors.

Nicolle Wallace Height & Weight

Nicolle Wallace is a beautiful woman, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall. She weighs 143 pounds or 65 kilograms and has a slim body type. With her light brown hair and brown eyes, she possesses an attractive appearance. Nicolle maintains a healthy body by being conscious of her food intake and taking good care of herself.

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