MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace Welcomes Baby Girl via Surrogate

A ‘Perfect’ Addition to the Family

Wallace, 51, shared a photo of their newborn daughter on the screen and gushed about how “perfect” she is. “She is perfect and we are smitten with her,” Wallace said. “She came to us via a surrogate, so we are especially grateful to her for carrying her and making our dreams come true.”

Wallace also thanked her colleagues and viewers for their support and well-wishes. “We are so grateful for all the love and support from our MSNBC family, our families at home, and all of you, our viewers, who have been so kind and generous with your messages,” she said.

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Wallace revealed that she and Schmidt had been trying to have a baby for a long time and that they were overjoyed to finally become parents. “We’ve been trying for a while and we feel really lucky and really blessed,” she said.

A Second Chance at Love and Motherhood

Wallace and Schmidt, 38, tied the knot in April 2022 in an intimate ceremony surrounded by immediate family. The couple met on the set of Wallace’s show, where Schmidt often appears as a guest and commentator. They disclosed their relationship to network chiefs in March 2019 and received their approval.

This is the second marriage for Wallace, who served as President George W. Bush’s White House communications director from 2005 to 2006. She was previously married to lawyer and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Wallace from 2005 to 2019, when they divorced. They share a son, Liam Wallace, who was born in 2012.

Wallace is also a bestselling novelist, having written three political thrillers: Eighteen Acres (2010), It’s Classified (2011), and Madam President (2015). She also co-authored a book with former FBI Director James Comey, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust (2021).

A Successful Career in Journalism and Politics

Wallace is one of the most prominent and influential voices in cable news, hosting the two-hour afternoon program Deadline: White House on MSNBC since May 2017. The show attracts millions of viewers and covers the latest news and analysis from Washington and beyond.

Wallace is also a political analyst for NBC News and frequently appears on other shows such as Today, Meet the Press, and The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. She is known for her sharp commentary and insightful interviews with political figures and experts.

Before joining MSNBC, Wallace was a co-host of The View from September 2014 to July 2015. She also worked as a senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008 and as a political analyst for CBS News.

Wallace has won several awards for her journalism and political work, including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in 2019 and the Gracie Award for Outstanding Host in a News or Entertainment Program in 2020.

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