Ex-Bush aide Nicolle Wallace to host MSNBC show


Nicolle Wallace, who served as communications director under former President George W. Bush, has landed her own program on MSNBC.

Wallace, who is a frequent face on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” as a contributor, will host a show on the channel in the 4 p.m. ET hour.

Wallace previously worked at CBS News, ABC News and as a co-host on “The View” before joining MSNBC as a contributor. She has been occasionally guest hosting for Brian Williams on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” recently.

{mosads}The 4 p.m. slot on MSNBC has been hosted by political analyst Steve Kornacki since 2016, leading up to the presidential election. The network says Kornacki will continue to contribute to the revamped hour. 

“There’s never been a more exciting or stunning time in American politics,” Wallace, 45, said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have a daily conversation with our viewers about every dramatic twist and turn.”

“We’re thrilled Nicolle stepping into this spot with Steve at her side,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said. 

MSNBC’s 3 p.m. anchor, Kate Snow, left the cable news network earlier this week to report full-time for NBC News. Snow’s duties will include reporting for Megyn Kelly‘s new Sunday night newsmagazine set to debut in June.

Wallace, who also served as strategist and senior adviser for Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid, was one of then-GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s main handlers during the campaign.

She has since repeatedly criticized Palin, citing the fallout from the former Alaska governor’s infamous interview with then-CBS anchor Katie Couric as being “irreparably damaged” from that point of the campaign on.

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