Michael Schmidt is the award winning journalist currently in a relationship with MSNBC host and best selling author Nicolle Wallace -the current anchor of Deadline and political analyst for MSNBC.
Nicolle is said to have left her husband for her new man. Earlier this year reports surfaced that Nicolle and Michael Schmidt began dating while she was still married. 47-year-old Nicole allegedly divorced her ambassador husband of 14 years, Mark Wallace, in March of 2019.
Nicolle and her ex-hubby, Mark D Wallace –who is a lawyer, businessman and former diplomat –tied the knot in 2005, the couple shares one son, 7-year-old Liam. So who is Nicolle’s younger and accomplished new man?
Michael Schmidt grew up a Mets and Yankees fan in Nyack, attended high school in Richmond, Va., and went to college at Lafayette. He wrote for the student newspaper, and was an intern for the WNBA team, the Liberty, at Madison Square Garden in the communications department.
According to the Observer, after his graduation, Michael Schmidt got a part-time job working as a wing deliveryman at Blondie’s on 92nd Street. The first few weeks, he got paid in free food. After a while, he earned $8 an hour, no tips. That was until he scored an interview with The New York Times, he started as a clerk on the foreign desk.
He is currently a Washington correspondent for The Times who covers national security and federal investigations. He is also a contributor for MSNBC.
Michael S. Schmidt was born September 23, 1983; he is 36-years-old, that means he is 11-years younger than Wallace who is currently 47. The two have been pictured together on dates.
Schmidt broke the story of Hillary Clinton’s secret email server and several major revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 elections. He was part of two teams that won Pulitzer Prizes. He also wrote a story detailing the series of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly, the top-rated Fox News host. O’Reilly was ousted by his network shortly after.
For that coverage, he won the Livingston Award for national reporting, which recognizes the best work of journalists under the age of 35.