Nicolle Wallace’s significant other, Michael Schmidt, is an accomplished journalist and author. Per his bio on The New York Times website, Schmidt’s first job with the Times was as a clerk on the foreign desk, which he took on 18 years ago following his studies at Lafayette College. In the years since he has reported on sports issues off the field, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon, the F.B.I., among others. In 2018, two teams of reporters that featured Schmidt as a member ended up scoring Pulitzer Prizes. Currently, he writes about national security and federal investigations as a NYT Washington correspondent.
He also authored the 2020 New York Times best-selling book “Donald Trump v. the United States.” While he was a guest on “Overheard with Evan Smith” in 2018, Schmidt opened up about why he chose a career in journalism. “It beats working,” Schmidt said of this profession. He later added, “I’ve had the chance to do a lot of very, very interesting, different things in a very relevant way at a place where my values … line up with my company’s values.” Regarding Schmidt and Wallace’s relationship, the couple has chosen to separate their private lives from their roles as public figures.