Nicolle Wallace – Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Books, Quotes

Nicolle Wallace (birth name – Nicolle Devenish) is an American political analyst and author who served as a senior advisor for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. She also served as White House Director of Communications during the presidential administration of George W. Bush.

Currently, Wallace is the chief political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC as well as the anchor of Deadline: White House.


She was born on February 4, 1972, in Orange County, California, USA.

Her father was an antique dealer, while her mother was a 3rd-grade teacher’s assistant in public schools.

Nicolle grew up in Orinda, Northern California.

In 1994, she received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California-Berkeley.

In 1996, Wallace earned her master’s degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

In 1999, Nicolle moved to Florida to serve as Governor Jeb Bush’s press secretary. In 2000, she worked on the Florida election recount.

Later, she served as White House communications director under George W. Bush. On January 5, 2005, George W. Bush named her White House Communications Director.

In 2008, Wallace was a senior political advisor to John McCain during the Republican candidate’s presidential campaign.

In February 2013, Nicolle supported legal recognition of same-sex marriage in an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court.

The View

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In late 2014, Wallace began co-hosting The View, a talk show that was conceived by Barbara Walters. The View has received positive reviews from HuffPost, New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, Slate, and The New York Times.

Wallace said in a 2014 interview about her job with the talk show:

”It’s a job that makes me feel like I won the lottery, every day.”

Nicolle went on to say:

”Becoming friends with Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez is the best thing about working at ‘The View;’ and ‘The View’ viewers are the most loyal and devoted viewers in television.”

She later added:

”It is a challenge to honor the show’s legacy and the vision that Barbara Walters had 18 years ago when she launched the show.”

In July 2015, it was reported that Nicolle would leave The View at the end of the season. She was asked to leave her position in the show since she didn’t know enough about celebrities and didn’t argue enough in politics.

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Nicolle said:

”I never thought I would get this job in a million years. I was more surprised to get it than I would have been to not get it.”

The American political analyst continued:

”I would have been more surprised if they’d kept me around because I am the original political nerd. I have loved being a part of this table.”

Wallace added:

”I have loved sitting in this chair — it was never mine but I’m lucky I got to occupy it for a little bit.”

In 2017, she started a new venture as the anchor of Deadline: White House, a one-hour late afternoon politics and news TV program. In August 2020, it was announced that the program will expand to two hours.


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In 2019, Wallace published her first book, named – “Eighteen Acres.” The book combines family and political drama into one un-put-downable novel.

Patrick Anderson, a Washington novelist and journalist, wrote about Eighteen Acres:

”Her book is both an enjoyable read and a serious look at what high-level political pressures do to people.”

In 2011, she wrote a book, titled – ”It’s Classified: A Novel.” The book details the drama and intrigue which go on behind the closed doors of the White House.

In 2015, Nicolle released another book, entitled – ”Madam President: A Novel,” in which she presents the story of President Kramer and her secretary of defense.


In 2005, Nicolle Wallace married Mark Wallace, an American former diplomat who has served as the US Ambassador to the UN. Currently, he is the CEO of The Counter Extremism Project (a nonprofit non-governmental organization) and United Against Nuclear Iran.

Mark proposed to Nicolle on the day of President George W. Bush’s second inauguration.

In 2019, the two divorced. Apparently, they have been separated since 2018.

Note – Mark Wallace has an estimated net worth of $1 million.


Since 2019, Nicolle is dating Michael S. Schmidt, an American journalist who is a correspondent for The NY Times in Washington.


In 2012, Nicolle and Mark welcomed a son, named Liam.

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”A life in politics is for people who know themselves and know where their own line is between loyalty and honesty.”

”The two pillars of winning the presidency are being a strong leader and being someone who understands us and our problems.”

”My parents think Donald Trump belongs on Mount Rushmore.”

”Campaigns bring out the warriors in everybody.”

”If I had any capacity for sympathy for my old party it would be so sad, it would be embarrassing.”

”I think politics is like an X-ray machine: Everything is found out eventually.”

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She is close friends with Katie Couric, an American author and TV personality, who was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004.

Couric worked for CBS News, NBC News, and ABC News. In addition, she was Yahoo’s Global News Anchor.

Wallace said about her relationship with Couric:

”Katie nurtured and mentored me professionally. And our friendship grew out of that.”

In 2016, Nicolle, along with Eugene Robinson, Rachel Maddow, and Brian Williams, served as a chief political commentator for MSNBC’s live coverage of election results.

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Both Nicolle and her ex-husband were featured in HBO’s Game Change. She declared that the film was “true enough to make me squirm.” Mark was played by Ron Livingston, while Sarah Paulson played Nicolle.

Nicolle Wallace – Net Worth & Salary

Wallace earned most of her wealth from working for George W. Bush and John McCain, her jobs as a political analyst, and from selling her books. Her books sell very well on Amazon. For instance, her first novel has 4.2 out of 5 stars from 296 ratings.

Wallace’s salary at Deadline: White House was not released to the public, but on average, someone in a similar position can receive an annual wage of around $120,000. Therefore, Nicolle Wallace has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

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19 thoughts on “Nicolle Wallace – Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Books, Quotes”

  1. I love Nicole Wallace. She’s very knowledgeable about what she speaks about and has a lot if passion for the job. She makes her show interesting.

  2. I truly love this lady, she’s very knowledgeable and authentic. I remember her on the veiw but I didn’t think she was a fit. not that she couldn’t talk the talk with the ladies but I could see something more on the order of what she’s doing now and great at it. I don’t miss her show and if I have to I type it. I Bc she’s gonna asked the questions I want to know about and she gonna be very transparent about her feelings.” with her guess as well as us her public. Thanks Nicolle, for making me feel like I’m apart of your msnbc family.

  3. I love this gal! She used to appear on Brian Williams show as a guest from time to time, prior to her getting her own show, and I used to think “Why don’t they give this woman her own show; she is bright, interesting, charming. Voila! I should be program director for msnbc. I watch her show every day, and the only days I don’t cry when she is off are the days that John Heileman takes her place. Now I say, why don’t they give him his own show.

  4. I watch live or recorded daily. Best is when she’s on with Steve Schmidt. Now that would be equivalent to Joe and Mika.

    Joe W
    Florida via NYC

  5. Nicole in the world we are in today it is very refreshing to be real and true with the public. I share as most Americans your despair with where we are today but also share the reality that if we work together we can come out of this a much better country.

  6. Never miss her. Having never paid attn. to politics prior to this debacle, I sampled all the deliverers of news and she is the most genuine, thoughtful, politically knowledgeable, as well as positive human and has that light we all aspire to. She fills me with hope.

  7. I look forward to watching Nicolle everyday, like I did Oprah. She asks her guests questions I want to ask. I learn so much from her, sometimes doing research to further my knowledge about topics she references in her reporting. I especially like when she mentions her young son. Nicolle can relate to areas important to me as a parent, even though my daughters are adults now. Granted, she’s not giving me advice, just some things to consider as I try to make my way through these trying times. Thank you, Nicolle, for being you.

  8. Nicolles show is on a running recording. I watch her every day & my favorite guess who she invites often is Steve Schmidt. Good Nicolle! Keep it up!

  9. I never miss Deadline, Nicole is the best. Asks the questions we would want to ask if we could. I really love her tributes each day to lives well lived to honor those who have lost their lives to vivid. Sometimes she gets choked up which makes me admire her more

  10. Kudos to the 2hours. I never miss your show, never!! You make my day and I love your references to your son. He won the lottery with you as “Mom”. Good luck with the expanded time slot, just in time for the election. I’m a underserved Democrat in Texas turning BLUE.

  11. I never miss Dateline whitehouse. She is the smartest, most sympathetic moderator on MSNBC. She asks Great questions, never interrupts like Chuck Todd, and listens to the answers.
    I like her interaction with Williams And Steve Schmidt, wish he was on as a guest more.
    She has BROAD knowledge from past jobs and it makes her comments authentic because she has lived them. GREAT move MSNBC. I LOVE Rachael Maddow too. Keep her on at 9 PM.

  12. I too absolutely love Nicole. She feels like someone I know as if she is my close friend who has a show on tv and happens to be brilliant at what she does. Always asking the right questions, eliciting answers-and listening. She looks to me as if she has not changed since childhood. Her youthful open looks reflect her lack of cynicism, and her ability to discern truth for her job of disseminating clear realism in politics and humankind.
    I never miss her even if it takes me until the next day. I record everything.

  13. SO happy to see her for 2 hours; great decision for MSNBC to replace Chuck Todd. She & Steve Schmidt would be a great team. Also love her with Brian Williams. Honest, engaging, empathetic, with just enough ‘wit’ to get us through the day-to-day story that we’re all living right now!!

  14. Nicolle Wallace always makes my day! She is one of us! Very informative 2 hours! She has an immediate rapport with everyone she interviews. Loved her on the View…but am thrilled she has her own show!
    Thank you Nicolle!


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