Michael S Schmidt Biography
Michael S Schmidt is an American 2-time Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent, author, and journalist for The New York Times in Washington, D.C. He started working for The NY Times in the year 2005.
At The New York Times, he covers federal law enforcement and national security. He has also covered a number of high-profile stories. Schmidt also serves as a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He has reported on many major stories including Hillary Clinton’s private email server existence. When Donald Trump was the president of the US, he covered a number of significant stories such as his efforts to overturn the election, his other investigations, and the Mueller investigation.
Schmidt was awarded 2 Pulitzer Prizes in the year 2018. One of the Pulitzer was for reporting on the news that Donald Trump had asked James Comey (FBI director) for a loyalty pledge, as well as to close the federal investigation into Michael Flynn. This story led the Justice Department to appoint Robert S. Mueller III (a special counsel) to investigate Donald Trump. The other Pulitzer was for a report about sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly (Fox News personality) that led to his firing.
Schmidt joined The NY Times as a news clerk. He began the role of staff reporter in December 2007, where he covered legal issues in sports and performance-enhancing drugs. Before joining The New York Times, he worked as a sports reporter. He covered a number of significant stories about doping in baseball, such as Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Sammy Sosa having tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Michael S Schmidt Education
Schmidt graduated from John Randolph Tucker High School in Richmond, Virginia, and then attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the university in the year 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in international affairs. He graduated from there after he co-founded and edited Marooned with his classmate Erin Koen. Schmidt played baseball in high school.
Michael S Schmidt Age
Schmidt is 39 years old as of 2022. He was born on September 23, 1983, in Nyack, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of September every year.
Michael S Schmidt Height
Schmidt stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Michael S Schmidt Family
Schmidt was born to Rachel Schmidt (mother) and James Schmidt (father). Both his parents are Jewish. His dad is a famous wealth manager. There is no information regarding whether he has any siblings or not.
Michael S Schmidt Wife / Spouse
Schmidt is married to Nicolle Wallace, a prominent TV Host, and Author. They tied the knot in April 2022. Information about their wedding is under review.
Nicolle is well-known for anchoring “Deadline: White House,” the MSNBC news and politics show. She formerly co-hosted “The View,” the ABC daytime talk program. Nicolle is often seen as an on-air contributor to the NBC News and MSNBC shows; “Morning Joe,” “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” and “Today.” She is 50 years old as of 2022 having been born on February 4, 1972.
Michael S Schmidt Children
Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace have no children at the moment. However, Nicolle has a son who is from her previous marriage with Mark Wallace (a well-known American former diplomat, businessman, and lawyer).
Michael S Schmidt Net Worth
Schmidt has an annual estimated net worth ranging from $1 Million to $5 Million.
Michael S Schmidt Books / Author
Schmidt has authored 2 best-selling books;
- Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President (September 2020) (published by Penguin Random House)
- Optical spectroscopy of the Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnets (2015)
The book “Donald Trump v. The United States” received positive reviews and rose to no.2 on both Amazon and no.2 on the Wall Street Journal’s best-seller list, and no.3 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Michael S Schmidt Comey–Trump
Schmidt covered the story that the former FBI director in the administration of Donald Trump, James Comey, had written, on May 16, 2017. The story was about an FBI memo that described Trump’s alleged ordering of James to end Michael Flynn’s FBI investigation before concluding with the findings of the investigation. This story led the Justice Department to select Robert Mueller (the former FBI director) to investigate President Donald Trump, which ultimately produced ‘the Mueller report’.
Michael S Schmidt Email Controversy
Schmidt covered the story about Hillary Clinton in March 2015. Hillary used a personal email account exclusively when she was secretary of state. The story stated that Hillary “may” violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence was retained as part of the record of the agency. Hillary responded that she would release all of her emails related to work from her time in the office. Schmidt was the lead reporter for the email controversy.