A right-leaning political commentator who was part of the George W. Bush administration has a new daily show on MSNBC. The cable channel announced today that Nicolle Wallace will expand her role with NBC News to host a new program airing weekdays from 4-5 p.m. ET.
The show, which will be based in New York, will premiere in May.
Wallace was White House communications director under Bush and worked on his 2004 re-election campaign. In 2008 she was a senior adviser to the McCain-Palin presidential campaign. She’s a previous co-host of “The View” and has been a contributor and guest host on MSNBC and NBC News programs.
In announcing the show today, MSNBC said Wallace “will tackle the latest political developments and conduct interviews with leading newsmakers. MSNBC host and political correspondent Steve Kornacki will continue his presence in the hour, providing in-depth discussion and analysis. The broadcast builds on the momentum of MSNBC dayside (M-F 9am-5pm), which delivered the network’s biggest total viewer audience ever in the first quarter of 2017.”
Wallace will continue to be a frequent contributor to NBC’s “Today” show, where she will provide political analysis and special reports. In recent months she has been presenting the series “In Trump They Trust,” in which she travels the country to interview the voters who elected Donald Trump.
Said Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC: “Nicolle played a huge role for us during the presidential election and through the first 100 days. We’re thrilled she’s stepping into this spot with Steve at her side. Nicolle and Steve both distinguished themselves during the campaign with the smart insights our audience has come to expect.”
Added Wallace: “There’s never been a more exciting or stunning time in American politics, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have a daily conversation with our viewers about every dramatic twist and turn. I’m humbled by all of the opportunities MSNBC and NBC News have given me to report on the 2016 campaign and its ripple effects.”
Nicolle Wallace (NBC News)