There appear to be just two possible outcomes to romantic relationships in today’s newsrooms. Many of these cases, like the one involving CNN’s former president Jeff Zucker and his secret sexual involvement, end with the employee’s resignation.
For some, the answer is marriage. The couple, Nicolle Wallace and Michael Schmidt, opted for the latter. AdWeek reports that Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” on MSNBC is regularly the network’s second highest rated programme after the evening news.
Leading Authorities report that before joining MSNBC, Wallace served as communications director for then-President George W. Bush, both during his re-election campaign and while in office.
The United States Sun states that after Wallace’s stint in the Bush White House, she served as a senior counsellor for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
According to AdWeek, Wallace has previously claimed that she is no longer a “practising Republican” after explaining her transition from working for a Republican president to anchoring on a network with a strong liberal political slant.
According to AdWeek, there are even rumblings that Wallace could take over for Rachel Maddow as the host of the show, which is known for its harsh criticism of Republicans and right-wing politics.
Although Schmidt is not an employee of MSNBC, he has appeared frequently on Wallace’s show. Schmidt is a reporter for The New York Times who first revealed that Secretary of State Clinton had been using a personal email server to send and receive secret government correspondence.
Michael Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace have Reportedly Tied the Knot.
Although both Michael Schmidt and Nicole Wallace have prominent public profiles, their romantic relationship has been kept under wraps. Wallace, who filed for divorce in March 2019, has made no secret of her desire to keep her private life out of the spotlight.
Page Six claims that the only time the couple has been seen together in public is in the same month each year during the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. But others who know the couple say Wallace would not make their new romance public so soon after his divorce.
It was further explained that the two were seen having breakfast together but that there was nothing more going on between them.
Page Six now claims Wallace and Schmidt tied the knot over the weekend in a secret ceremony. While there have been no official announcements, viewers on Monday night’s episode noticed that Wallace was wearing a wedding band on his left hand.
Schmidt and Wallace aren’t the only couple to meet and fall in love at work at MSNBC. A 2018 wedding between “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough was reported in Vanity Fair.
Executives at MSNBC had apparently been informed of both relationships and offered their blessing. If Schmidt does end up on Wallace’s show, as seems likely, the dynamic duo will maintain their usual level of professionalism and poise.