Michael S. Schmidt Profile
Michael S. Schmidt is an American Author/Reporter/Correspondent working at The New York Times in Washington, D.C. serving as a Correspondent/Reporter. He joined The New York Times in July 2005 serving as a News Clerk.
Michael S. Schmidt Age
Schmidt was born on September 23, 1983, in Nyack, New York, United States. He is therefore 39 years old as of 2022.
Michael S. Schmidt Height
Schmidt stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Michael S. Schmidt Family
Schmidt was born and raised in a Jewish family in Nyack, New York to his loving and caring parents, Rachel and James Schmidt. James happens to be a well-known wealth manager. He, however, manages to keep more information regarding her family away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
Michael S. Schmidt Wife/Michael S Schmidt Nicolle Wallace’s wedding
Schmidt is married to his wife, Nicolle Wallace who happens to be an American Television Host. The duo tied the knot in the month of April 2022. Wallace has worked with MSNBC as an anchor and on a political program titled Deadline: White House. Nicole was previously married to Mark Wallace who happens to be a former US ambassador. The duo had been together for about 14 years before they began the divorce process in the month of March 2019. Nicole and Mark had met in the year 200 and tied the knot in the year 2005. The two are proud parents to their son named Liam who was born in the year 2012.
Michael S. Schmidt Salary
Being one of the top anchors for The New York Times Michael earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Michael S. Schmidt’s Net Worth
Schmidt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Author/Reporter/Correspondent.
Michael S. Schmidt Education
Schmidt attended John Randolph Tucker High School in Richmond, Virginia. There, he was playing baseball. Later on, he went on to join Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated in the year 2005. There, he obtained an AB in international affairs after co-founding and editing Marooned with classmate Erin Koen.
Michael S. Schmidt Career
Schmidt works for The New York Times where he serves the station as a Correspondent. He joined the station serving as a News clerk and was promoted to staff reporter in the month of December 2007. There, he was covering performance-enhancing drugs and legal issues in sports.
He happens to be a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and covers national security and federal law enforcement. In the course of his career, he has broken several high-profile stories. Asides from this, he is a national security contributor for MSNBC and NBC News.
Among the major stories that he has broken was the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. During the Trump presidency, he broke several major stories which include the Mueller investigation, and other investigations of Trump and Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.
The year 2018 saw him win two Pulitzer Prizes for his work the previous year. Michael received the award for breaking the news that President Trump had asked FBI director James Comey for a loyalty pledge and to close the federal investigation into Michael Flynn. This story led the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in order to investigate President Trump.
Having another reporter at the Times, he won a Pulitzer Prize for a story about sexual harassment allegations against Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly that led to Fox firing O’Reilly. Asides from this, he shared the 2018 Pulitzer for Public Service and the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for Investigative business journalism. This was for his stories on the sexual predator allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein which led to the rise of the Me Too movement.
Earlier on in his career, he was serving as a sports reporter and broke several major stories about doping in baseball that David Ortiz, Sammy Sosa, and Manny Ramirez had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The year 2004 saw him work at The Boston Globe.
Back in the year 2010, he broke the story about how the firm of baseball super agent Scott Boras had provided tens of thousands of dollars in loans to a young person prospect. Then, he was raising questions about whether Boras’ firm had broken rules designed to prevent players from being exploited.
Asides from this, he was a correspondent for The Times in Iraq back in 2011. At that time, he uncovered a series of classified documents in a junkyard in Baghdad. These documents were testimony from Marines about the 2005 Haditha Massacre. During that incident, the Marines killed 26 Iraqi civilians. During that time, an Iraqi attendant had used other classified American documentaries in order to cook smoked carp. The story, which ran as American troops were having Iraq in 2011 and was widely praised.
The month of May 2015 saw him being part of a group of Times reporters who broke a series of stories about the Justice Department charging FIFA executives. He was in the lobby of a hotel in Switzerland when law enforcement officers arrested the executives.
The month of December 2015 saw the New York Times story by Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo (written together with Julia Preston) criticizing the US government. They criticized the government for missing crucial evidence during the visa vetting process for Tashfeen Malik, who later became one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino attack.
The director of the FBI dismissed this reporting as “garble” and it turned out rather than having “talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad” as stated in the article. Asides from this, he mentioned these in private communications. The New York Times’ public editor called for “systematic changes” after these articles by Schmidt and his coauthors (both of which had relied on anonymous government sources).
He has also been one of the Times’ lead reporters on the federal and Congressional investigations into connections between Donald Trump’s associates and the Russians. On the 5th of March 2017, he broke the story that FBI director James Comey had asked the Justice Department to publicly refute Trump’s claims that President Obama had him wire-tapped during the 2016 campaign.
Asides from this, he broke several other stories about the Trump presidency. These include a story that Trump ordered his chief of staff, John Kelly to give his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a security clearance. This is despite widespread concerns in the intelligence community about Kushner having access to the country’s most closely guarded secrets.
Clinton email story
The month of March 2015 saw him break the story that Hillary Clinton had exclusively used a personal email account when he was secretary of state. This story said that Clinton may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence is retained as part of the agency’s record. In response to the story, Mrs. Clinton made an announcement that she would be releasing all of her work-related emails from her time in the office.
Later on, after breaking the story, he was a lead reporter covering the Hillary Clinton email controversy. The defenders of Hillary Clinton have said that his coverage of her was not fair and he has been frequently criticized by the group Media Matters and other liberals.
Later on, after breaking the Clinton email story, Media Master’s founder and chairman, David Brock, wrote an open letter to The New York Times about the story. Then, he was asking for a “prominent correction as soon as possible.” The Times did not run a correction. Later on, in May 2016, the inspector general for the State Department stated that Clinton’s use of the account had violated State Department’s record-keeping policies.
Later on, on the 16th of May 2017, he broke the story that James Comey, the former FBI director in the Trump Administration, had written an FBI memo detailing President Donald Trump’s alleged ordering of Comedy to end the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn prior to the conclusion of the investigation’s findings. This story led the Justice Department to appoint the former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate Trump. It later produced the Mueller report.
Michael S. Schmidt Book
The month of September 2020 saw his first book, Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President being released by Penguin Random House. This book received positive reviews and rose to number three on the New York Times Best Seller list and number two on both Amazon number two on the Wall Street Journal’s best-seller list.